Arabic for zero

Sifr
ﺻِﻔﺮ
zero – singular

The Arabic word for zero is pronounced Sifr and written ﺻِﻔﺮ.

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Part of speech: numeral. Pattern: verbal noun
Important letters:
The root of the word zero consists of three Arabic letters: Sad that is written and pronounced S, fa that is written and pronounced f and ra that is written and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to zero

All letters in zero

ﺻِﻔﺮ
ﺻـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺻـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ـﺮ
 
Sad
S
fa
f
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for zero consists of: The letter Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ﺻـ ) and pronounced S and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. The letter ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺻِﻔﺮ and pronounced Sifr.
Arabic is written from right to left. Short vowels are placed above or under the letters, the are usually omitted.
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The pattern for zero

fi3l becomes Sifr

We have seen that the Arabic word for zero is written ﺻِﻔﺮ and pronounced Sifr. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3l and the root letters are S, f and r, the word becomes Sifr.
All Arabic words with the same pattern follow the same structure. If you know the pattern and root of a word, you can often guess its meaning. Learn more about Arabic word patterns

Words with the same pattern as zero