Arabic Alphabet Chart [29]

pronunciation Transliterated Isolated Isolated pronunciation Initial Medial Final Transcription
أَلِف ̛ālif ا أ Like A in Apple ا ـا ـا ā
بَاء bā̛ ب ب Like B in Baby بـ ـبـ ـب b
تَاء tā̛ ت ت Like T in Tree تـ ـتـ ـت ـة t
ثَاء thā̛ ث ث Like the Th in Theory ثـ ـثـ ـث th
جِيم jim ج ج Sometimes like the G in Girl or like the J in Jar جـ ـجـ ـج j
حَاء hā̛ ح ح Like the h in he yet light in pronunciation حـ ـحـ ـح h
خَاء khā̛ خ خ Like the Ch in the name Bach خـ ـخـ ـخ kh
دَال dāl د د Like the D in Dad د ـد ـد d
ذَال zāl ذ ذ Like the Th in The ذ ـذ ـذ z
رَاء rā̛ ر ر Like the R in Ram ر ـر ـر r
زَاي zāy ز ز Like the Z in zoo ز ـز ـز z
سِين sin س س Like the S in See سـ ـسـ ـس s
شِين shin ش ش Like the Sh in She شـ ـشـ ـش sh
صَاد sād ص ص Like the S in Sad yet heavy in pronunciation صـ ـصـ ـص s
ضَاد dād ض ض Like the D in Dead yet heavy in pronunciation ضـ ـضـ ـض d
طَاء tā̛ ط ط Like the T in Table yet heavy in pronunciation طـ ـطـ ـط t
ظَاء ẓā̛ ظ ظ Like the Z in Zorro yet heavy in pronunciation ظـ ـظـ ـظ
عَينٍ عain ع ع Has no real equivalent sometimes they replace its sound with the A sound like for example the name Ali for علي /عali/ عـ ـعـ ـع ع̛
غَين ghain غ غ Like the Gh in Ghandi غـ ـغـ ـغ gh
فَاء fā̛ ف ف Like the F in Fool فـ ـفـ ـف f
قَاف qāf ق ق Like the Q in Queen yet heavy velar sound in pronunciation قـ ـقـ ـق q
كَاف kāf ك ك Like the K in Kate كـ ـكـ ـك k
لاَم lām ف ل Like the L in Love لـ ـلـ ـل l
مِيم mim م م Like the M in Moon مـ ـمـ ـم m
نُون nun ن ن Like the N in Noon نـ ـنـ ـن n
هَاء hā̛ ه هـ ه Like the H in He هـ ـهـ ـه h
وَاو wāw , و Like the W in the reaction of astonishment saying: WAW! ـو —- ـو W(aw, au, u)
يَاء yā̛ ي ي Like the Y in you يـ ـيـ ـي Y (ay, ai, ῑ)
هَمزَة hamza ء

أُ
إِ

أَ

Seen latter because it differs according to case and context Latter will be discussed separately أ ؤ ـئـ ئ ̛
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