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Tenses

Three Cases of Verbs in Arabic

Every verb in Arabic has 3 forms: Past, Present and Command tense.

Arabic Verb
PastPresentImperative (Command )

Examples:

CommandPresentPast
اُكتُبْيَكْتُبُكَتَبَ
كُلْيَأْكُلُأَكَلَ
اِجّلِسْيَجْلِسُجَلَسَ

If you have noticed, the patters are different for each of these examples. We will come to the reason in the later sections.