How to learn arabic alphabet
The 28 Arabic Letters
|Stand-alone||Initial||Medial||Final||Name||Transliteration||Phonetic Value (IPA)|
|ﺀ||أ ؤ إ ئ ٵ ٶ ٸ, etc.||hamza||ʾ / ’||[ʔ]|
|ﺍ||—||ﺎ||ʼalif||ʼ, a, ae||various, including [aː]|
Other Accents:(djīm, gīm)
Other Accents: (ġhāyn)
Other Accents: (gžāf)
|ﻝ||ﻟ||ﻠ||ﻞ||lām||l||[l], [lˁ] (in Allah only)|
|ﻭ||—||ﻮ||wāw||w, u, o||[w] , [uː]|
|ﻱ||ﻳ||ﻴ||ﻲ||yāʼ||y, i, e||[j] , [iː]|
Ready to learn the Arabic Alphabet?
You have just made the first and most important step on your journey to learning how to read and write Arabic. You will amaze yourself at how fast you can pick it up.
I created this site to help complete newbies master their first steps in learning Arabic. Right now it seems like the world has become scared of an alphabet…mere shapes, letters are being wrongly associated with terrible acts of madness.
First of all some clarification on terminology; the use of the terms “Arabic Alphabet” and “Arabic Letters” is considered incorrect by some but for complete beginners it’s the best option. So technically Arabic doesn’t have an ‘alphabet’, it is referred to as an ‘abjad’ and the letters are called ‘glyphs’.
But let’s keep it basic! Arabic alphabet and Arabic letters works just fine.
Another point to note is how we have chosen to spell and name each letter (or “glyph” if you’re feeling academic!)
We chose to present the letters with the most descriptive spellings and not confuse you with intimidating transliterations which use apostrophesand even numbers to represent sounds made by the letters.