Arabic for lack

3adima
ﻋَﺪِﻡَ
lack – past tense he
ya3damu
ﻳَﻌﺪَﻡُ
lack – present tense he

The Arabic verb for lack is written ﻋَﺪِﻡَ and pronunced 3adima in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﻌﺪَﻡُ och and pronounced ya3damu. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb
Important letters:
The root of the word lack consists of the three Arabic letters ayn that is written ﻉ and pronounced 3, dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to lack

All letters in lack

ﻋَﺪِﻡَ
ﻋـ
ـﺪ
 
ﻋـ
ـﺪ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ـﺪ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
ayn
3
dal
d
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for lack consists of: The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ﻋـ ) and pronounced 3 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 dal that is written ﺩ ( here ـﺪ ) and pronounced d 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 mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m 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 ﻋَﺪِﻡَ and pronounced 3adima.
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 lack

fa3ila becomes 3adima

We have seen that the Arabic word for lack is written ﻋَﺪِﻡَ and pronounced 3adima. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ila and the root letters are 3, d and m, the word becomes 3adima.
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 lack

Conjugations of lack

past tense
present tense
he
3adima
ﻋَﺪِﻡَ
he - past tense
ya3damu
ﻳَﻌﺪَﻡُ
he - present tense
she
3adimat
ﻋَﺪِﻣَﺖ
she - past tense
ta3damu
ﺗَﻌﺪَﻡُ
she - present tense
I
3adimtu
ﻋَﺪِﻣﺖُ
I - past tense
'a3damu
ﺃَﻋﺪَﻡُ
I - present tense