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Flashcards in The Arabic Alphabet Deck (19)
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1

-ا -ب -ت -ث

1. alif (apple) 2. ba (book) 3. ta (time) 4. tha (three)

2

-ج -ح -خ

5. jiim 6. Ha (heavy H) 7. kha (like Spanish J, scrapes back of throat)

3

-د -ذ

8. daal (down) 9. dhaal (the (lite the))

4

-ر -ز

10. ra (rookie) 11. zay (zebra)

5

-س -ش -ص -ض

12. siin (sun) 13. shiin (shut) 14. Saad (suddenly, heavy S) 15. Dhaad (heavy D)

6

-ط -ظ

16. Tah (heavy T) 17. Zah (heavy The)

7

-ع -غ

18. 'Ayn (glottal A) 19. Ghayn (gargling sound)

8

-ف -ق

20. fa (fat) 21. Qaaf (deep Q)

9

-ك -ل

22. kaaf (keep) 23. laam (lamb)

10

-م -ن -ه -و -ى

24. miim (mine) 25. nuun (nine) 26. ha (hope (lite h)) 27. waw (wow) 28. ya (yahoo)

11

-لا ل+ا -ء

29* Combination of laam and alif. la 30* hamza (glottal stop) Can be alone, over or under Apple, Adam, inner, uncle...

12

Non-connectors: Letter that connect to the letter that comes before but not after

ا د ذ ر ز و

13

Madda ~

Sits over the Alif and prolongs it آ aa

14

Shadda Small w

Sits over a letter and doubles it. سلّم sallam

15

Sukoun Small circle

Sits over a letter and silences it تْ

16

Kasra ِ

Sits under a letter and adds the e sound (French i) بِ be

17

Fatha َ

Sits over a letter and adds the a sound بٓ ba

18

Damma ُ

Sits over a letter and adds u sound بُ bu

19

Tanween ً ٍ ٌ

It is a doubling of the kasra, fatha or damma It adds the an/in/un بٍ بً بٌ bin, ban and bun