The past tense verbs are divided into different forms based on person, gender and number.
|Third Person||(They wrote)كَتَبُوا||(They wrote)كَتَبَا||(He wrote) كَتَبَ||M|
|(They wrote) كَتَبْنَ||(They wrote)كَتَبَتَا||(She wrote) كَتَبَتْ||F|
|Second Person||(You wrote) كَتَبّتُم||(You wrote)كَتَبْتٌما||(You wrote) كَتَبْتَ||M|
|(You wrote) كَتَبْتُنَّ||(You wrote)كَتَبْتُمَا||(You wrote) كَتَبْتِ||F|
|First Person||(We wrote)كَتَبْنَا||–||(I wrote) كَتَبْتُ||M & F|
M: Male F: Female
Examples of Usage:
قَرَأَ الطَّالِبُ الكِتَابَ
The student read the book.
قَرَأَتْ الطَّالِبَةُ الكِتَابَ
The student (female) read the book
الطَّالباتُ قرأْنَ الكِتابَ
The students (female) read the book.