Arabic for be

kaana
ﻛَﺎﻥَ
be – past tense he
yakuunu
ﻳَﻜُﻮﻥُ
be – present tense he

The Arabic verb for be is written ﻛَﺎﻥَ and pronunced kaana in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﻜُﻮﻥُ och and pronounced yakuunu. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word be

Important letters:
The root of the word be consists of the three Arabic letters kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k, waw that is written ﻭ and pronounced w och nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to be

All letters in be

ﻛَﺎﻥَ
ﻛـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻛـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ـﺎ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
 
kaf
k
alef
nun
n
 
 
The Arabic word for be consists of: The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ﻛـ ) and pronounced k 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n 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 ﻛَﺎﻥَ and pronounced kaana.
Arabic is written from right to left. Short vowels are placed above or under the letters, the are usually omitted.
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Conjugations of be

past tense
present tense
he
kaana
ﻛَﺎﻥَ
he - past tense
yakuunu
ﻳَﻜُﻮﻥُ
he - present tense
she
kaanat
ﻛَﺎﻧَﺖ
she - past tense
takuunu
ﺗَﻜُﻮﻥُ
she - present tense
I
kuntu
ﻛُﻨﺖُ
I - past tense
'akuunu
ﺃَﻛُﻮﻥُ
I - present tense