Arabic Verb To Be

Arabic Verb to be

Conjugation of verbs with و wāw as 2nd consonant, stem I u/u.
Verb ‘to be’ – يكون – كان kāna – yakūnu.

Perfect
Singular
I was كنت
kuntu
you (m.) were كنت
kunta
you (f.) were كنت
kunti
he was كان
kāna
she was كانت
kānat
Dual
you were كنتما
kuntumā
they (m.) were كانا
kānā
they (f.) were كانتا
kānatā
Plural
we were كنا
kunnā
you (m.) were كنتم
kuntum
you (f.) were كنتن
kuntunna
they (m.) were كانوا
kānū
they (f.) were كن
kunna
Imperfect
Singular
I am أكون
’akūnu
you (m.) are تكون
takūnu
you (f.) are تكونين
takūnīna
he is يكون
yakūnu
she is تكون
takūnu
Dual
you are تكونان
takūnāni
they (m.) are يكونان
yakūnāni
they (f.) are تكونان
takūnāni
Plural
we are نكون
nakūnu
you (m.) are تكونون
takūnūna
you (f.) are تكن
takunna
they (m.) are يكونون
yakūnūna
they (f.) are يكن
yakunna

Similar verbs:

  • to say يقول – قال qāla – yaqūlu
  • to die يموت – مات māta – yamūtu
  • to visit يزور – زار zāra – yazūru
  • to return يعود – عاد ‘āda – ya‘ūdu
  • to drive يسوق – ساق sāqa – yasūqu
  • to last يدوم – دام dāma – yadūmu
  • to get up يقوم – قام qāma – yaqūmu