Arabic Alphabet

Arabic script has a wonderful flowing look to it and runs from right to left. There are 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet, many of them having sounds that are similar to our English letters. Each of the Arabic letters has rules concerning whether it can join to the letters around it, as well as different forms it can take depending on whether it’s found by itself, at the beginning of a word, in the middle of a word, or at the end of a word.

In this free lesson, you will see the whole Arabic alphabet, listen to the audio pronunciation, and see how each letter is written. Try to imitate the sound of each letter and write it as it as shown. 

Arabic Alphabet

Arabic letters

There are 28 letters listed below and one symbol, the hamza, which is not a letter by itself but can sometimes appear in Arabic writing.

*note: the audio examples use the Egyptian dialect 

ا

Alef

ب

Beh

ت

Teh

ث

Theh

ج

Geem

ح

7ah

خ

Khah(7'ah)

د

Dal

ذ

Thal

ر

Reh

ز

Zein

س

Seen

ش

Sheen

ص

Saad

ض

Daad

ط

Tah

ظ

Zah

ع

3ein

غ

Ghein (3')

ف

Feh

ق

Qaf

ك

Kaf

ل

Lam

م

Meem

ن

Noon

هـ

Heh

و

Wow

ي

Yeh

ء

Hamza (2)

Arabic writing videos

Now let's look at each letter of the alphabet and how to write them with these useful writing videos. Play the audio as you watch the letter being formed to help you connect the sound and look of the letter!

ا

Alef

ب

Beh

ت

Teh

ث

Theh

ج

Geem

ح

7ah

خ

Khah(7'ah)

د

Dal

ذ

Thal

ر

Reh

ز

Zein

س

Seen

ش

Sheen

ص

Saad

ض

Daad

ط

Tah

ظ

Zah

ع

3ein

غ

Ghein (3')

ف

Feh

ق

Qaf

ك

Kaf

ل

Lam

م

Meem

ن

Noon

هـ

Heh

و

Wow

ي

Yeh

ء

Hamza (2)

That's it! Make sure you come back to this lesson as your point of reference if you need to work on reciting your alphabet!

Here are a few recommended Arabic lessons to try next!

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