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The meaning of adjective in Arabic

The meaning of adjective​ in Arabic​

We call it ” Na’t or Sifah “ in Arabic language and It is a word that expresses an attribute of something or someone

It is a word that describes something, a place or a person

Adjectives Rules

1- Unlike in English, the Arabic adjectives come after the noun they qualify

2- Should agree with it in gender, number, case, and sometimes even in definiteness

3- We reverse the order of the words, to translate the following phrases into Arabic, just reverse the order of the words on each of them

Tall boy = وَلَد طَوِيل / Lazy student = طَالِب كَسُول

Why Arabic Adjectives are important?​

Learning the Arabic Adjectives is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Arabic language. But first we need to know what the role of Adjectives is in the structure of the grammar in Arabic

Adjectives in Arabic are very useful as in any other language and they are mostly needed to add a meaning and emotion to what we describe

The forms of the Adjectives in Arabic​

1- Faa3l(un) فَاعِلٌ for example خَارِج which means going out

2- Fa3elun فَعِلٌ for example قَلِقٌ which means worried

3- Fa3iel(un) فَعِيلٌ for example كَبِيرٌ which means big

4- Fa3uul(un) فَعُولٌ for example كَسُولٌ which means lazy

5- Fa3Laan(u) فَعْلانُ for example كَسْلانُ which means lazy

6- أَفْعَلُ which describes the colours adjectives for example أَحْمَرُ – أَزْرَقُ – أَخْضَرُ

Adjectives can describe​

1- Colors for example أَحْمَرُ – أَخْضَرُ – أَسْوَدُ

2- Weather for example حَارُ – بَارِدٌ – مُعْتَدِلٌ

3- Food for example لَذِيذُ – حَارٌ لَاذِعٌ

4- Personality for example مُهَذَّبٌ – مُطِيعٌ – أَمِينٌ

5- Feelings for example سَعِيدٌ – حَزِينٌ – غَضْبَانٌ

6- People for example طَوِيلٌ – قَصِيرٌ – نَحِيفٌ

7- Nationality for example مِصْرِي – كَنَدِي – أَمْرِيكِي

8- Concepts for example عَامٌ – خَاصٌ – صَعْبٌ – سَهْلٌ