2.1 Letters and Sounds: أ to خ

In this section:

  • You will practice writing the first group of the alphabet.

We will start learning letters and sounds by sorting them into five groups. Study the chart for Group 1 below.

Writing Training Series

There are many resources online to help you write Arabic. We select one channel here for your writing training. We will start with the first video in this section; you can watch it on YouTube.

Writing Arabic Part 1


Key Takeaways

  • Short vowels are really short and are just marked with diacritics in writing.
  • Long vowels are not so long. If you can clearly hear a vowel, it is more likely a long vowel that needs to be represented in writing.


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