jiim, hha, kha

Introduction

jiim

This is how the letter looks in words

Pronunciation

Arabic speakers pronounce this letter in two different ways, depending on their country. You can use whichever pronunciation you like.

The sound made by 'j' in the English word 'just'
or
The sound made by 's' in the English word 'leisure' and the 'j' in the French word 'je'


hha

This is how the letter looks in words

Pronunciation

This is a new sound for English speakers. It's similar to a 'h' sound but your breath needs to come out stronger. Imagine you are blowing on a window to steam it up - this is the sound you would make.

In this course, you can watch videos to learn how to pronounce the more 'difficult' sounds that aren't used in English.


kha

This is how the letter looks in words

Pronunciation

This is a new sound for English speakers. Unless you know Spanish, you might not be familiar with it.
It's the sound made by 'j' in the Spanish word 'trabajo'
Think of it as a soft 'k' sound.


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Flashcards with audio

1. Recognise jiim, hha and kha individually

Arabic alphabet flashcards

2. Read words containing jiim, hha and kha

Arabic alphabet flashcards

 


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