Arabic Verb Forms

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Arabic Verb Forms

Meanings of Verb Forms

Triliteral Roots

 

 

Structures of Perfective Verbs with Triliteral Roots

(Active Voice)

No additional letters

Form I

faal(a)

فَعَلَ

fail(a)

فَعِلَ

faul(a)

فَعُلَ

1 additional letter

Form II

faal(a)

فَعَّلَ

Form III

faaal(a)

فَاْعَلَ

Form IV

‘af”al(a)

أَفْعَلَ

2 additional letters

Form V

tafaal(a)

تَفَعَّلَ

Form VI

tafaaal(a)

تَفَاْعَلَ

Form VII

‘infaal(a)

اِنْفَعَلَ

Form VIII

‘iftaal(a)

اِفْتَعَلَ

Form IX

‘if”all(a)

اِفْعَلََّ

3 additional letters

Form X

‘istaf”al(a)

اِسْتَفْعَلَ

Form XI

‘if”aall(a)

اِفْعَاْلَّ

Form XII

‘if”aw”al(a)

اِفْعَوْعَلَ

Form XIII