The Arabic Language Root System

  • Category

    Arabic Language

  • Resource Type

    Activity, Infographic, Reference Guide

  • Proficiency Level

    Novice, Intermediate

  • Language Skill

    Reading, Writing

  • Author(s)

    Qatar Foundation International

Nearly every word in Arabic is based on a combination of three letters that together form a root, with each root representing a different concept. By applying different vowel and stress patterns to these roots, you can derive dozens of different words from it. This graphic displays 31 words all derived from the Arabic root , ج م ع and organizes them based on their parts of speech.