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Irregular verbs in Arabic Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Arabic Language, Grammar

Verbs that begin with waw (و) or yaa (ي) as root letters are called weak verbs (الفِعْل المِثَال).  When weak verbs are conjugated in the present tense, the first letter of the verb disappears, but when they are conjugated in the past tense, the first letter remains.

Examples of weak verbs are

وصل = arrived

وجد = found

وعد = promised

وزن = weighed

Consider how the verb (وصل) is conjugated in the past and present tenses.

weak v

 Now, complete the table below with conjugation of the verb (وقف) which means to stand


weak v2

Come back again soon to check your answer and to answer more exercises on weak verbs!



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