Arabic for onion

baSala
ﺑَﺼَﻠَﺔ
onion – feminine singular

The Arabic word for onion is pronounced baSala and written ﺑَﺼَﻠَﺔ.

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The Arabic word word for onion can also be conjugated:

baSal
ﺑَﺼَﻞ
onion – feminine plural
Category: food
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word onion

Important letters:
The root of the word onion consists of three Arabic letters: beh that is written and pronounced b, Sad that is written and pronounced S and lam that is written and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in onion

ﺑَﺼَﻠَﺔ
ﺑـ
ـﺼـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺔ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺼـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺔ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ـﺔ
 
beh
b
Sad
S
lam
l
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for onion consists of: The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ﺑـ ) 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. The letter Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ـﺼـ ) and pronounced S 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 lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻠـ ) and pronounced l 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﺑَﺼَﻠَﺔ and pronounced baSala.
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 onion

fa3ala becomes baSala

We have seen that the Arabic word for onion is written ﺑَﺼَﻠَﺔ and pronounced baSala. It follows the pattern verbal noun 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 b, S and l, the word becomes baSala.
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 onion