ARABIC ALPHABET- NAMES – Arabic Reading Course

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ARABIC ALPHABET- NAMES

  • In this lesson we will learn the Arabic Alphabet In-Shā’-Allâh (God Willing). The lesson is designed to teach the names of all the alphabets. Click on the letters to hear how the letter names are pronounced.
  • Please note that some of these letters are very similar to English letter sounds e.g.: /Bā’/ is very close to the letter ‘B’ in the English language, this is a useful way to remember the sounds of the letters. However many letters have no equivalent sounds in English e.g.: /ξayn/, and some letters have subtle but important differences in pronunciation, e.g.: /Hā’/ which is pronounced with a lot more emphasis in the throat than the letter ‘H’ in English.
  • In Arabic, it is preferred to use the ‘tanween’ (‘un’) to clarify the pronunciation – especially on the final letter of a word.  We have used the tanween in the sounds below.  For example – instead of /Bā’/ we have said ‘Bā-un’.  The letter name is still /Bā’/ but we have used the ‘un’ to clarify the pronunciation.
  • Finally, please note that the Arabic script is read from right to left. Please read the letters below starting from the right and reading each letter to the left.

 

ج

ث

ت

ب

أ

Arabic Character

/Jīm/

/Thā’/

/Tā’/

/Bā’/

/Alif/

Letter Name

j

th

t

b

a

Letter Sound

 

ر

ذ

د

خ

ح

Arabic Character

/Râ’/

/Dhāl/

/Dāl/

/Khâ’/

/ħā’/

Letter Name

r

dh

d

kh

h

Letter Sound

 

ض

ص

ش

س

ز

Arabic Character

/đâd/

/ŝâd/

/Shīn/

/Sīn/

/Zāy/

Letter Name

d

s

sh

s

z

Letter Sound

 

ف

غ

ع

ظ

ط

Arabic Character

/Fā’/

/Ghayn/

/ξayn/

/Zâ’/

/ŧâ’/

Letter Name

f

gh

`

Z

t

Letter Sound

 

ن

م

ل

ك

ق

Arabic Character

/Nūn/

/Mīm/

/Lām/

/Kāf/

/Qâf/

Letter Name

n

m

l

K

q

Letter Sound

 

 

 

ي

و

هـ

Arabic Character

 

 

/Yā’/

/Wāw/

/Hā’/

Letter Name

 

 

y

w

h

Letter Sound

 

 

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