Arabic for must

wajaba
ﻭَﺟَﺐَ
must – past tense he
yajibu
ﻳَﺠِﺐُ
must – present tense he

The Arabic verb for must is written ﻭَﺟَﺐَ and pronunced wajaba in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺠِﺐُ and pronounced yajibu. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word must

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Important letters:
The root of the word must consists of three Arabic letters: waw that is written and pronounced w, jim that is written and pronounced j and beh that is written and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to must

All letters in must

ﻭَﺟَﺐَ
ﺟـ
ـﺐ
 
ﺟـ
ـﺐ
 
ـﻮ
ﺟـ
ـﺠـ
ـﺞ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
waw
w
jim
j
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for must consists of: The letter waw that is written ﻭ and pronounced w and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter jim that is written ﺝ ( here ﺟـ ) and pronounced j and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺐ ) and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. Therefore, the word is writen ﻭَﺟَﺐَ and pronounced wajaba.
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The pattern for must

fa3ala becomes wajaba

We have seen that the Arabic word for must is written ﻭَﺟَﺐَ and pronounced wajaba. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ala and the root letters are w, j and b, the word becomes wajaba.
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 must

Conjugations of must

past tense
present tense
he
wajaba
ﻭَﺟَﺐَ
he - past tense
yajibu
ﻳَﺠِﺐُ
he - present tense
she
wajabat
ﻭَﺟَﺒَﺖ
she - past tense
tajibu
ﺗَﺠِﺐُ
she - present tense
I
wajabtu
ﻭَﺟَﺒﺖُ
I - past tense
'ajibu
ﺃَﺟِﺐُ
I - present tense