The letter baa’ is equivalent to the /b/ sound in English. It has different shapes at the beginning, middle, and end of words, as we can see in the examples below. There is also a rare letter called paa’, which is sometimes used to represent the sound /p/ in some foreign names, but it is […]
The letter alif is the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is roughly equivalent to “A” in English. However, it can be tricky in some ways. In this post, we introduce the different ways of writing alif. Adding hamza, madda, and diacritics changes the shape and sound of alif. It has different shapes
Welcome everyone! In this post, we will introduce the Arabic alphabet (28 letters). For each letter, we are showing a name of an animal that starts with this letter. We are also showing how words are made of letters. For example, the word: أسد is made of the letters (alif, seen daal) : أ س
Learning Arabic letters is the main building block in learning the language. This web app allows you to practice the handwriting of Arabic letters. Here is the link to the app. It is still in beta version, please give us your feedback in the comments below.
It is important to learn letters and letter strokes in Arabic. This is especially important since Arabic is written from right to left.
Have you noticed when Arabic speakers are writing some Arabic word in English they sometimes use numbers? This is because some sounds in Arabic have no equivalent in English. These letters are the following: 2- corresponding to the letter hamza (ء), which is a glottal stop such as when you say “uh-oh”. It sounds like