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Arabic alphabet with English pronunciation for each letter

The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 letters, and each letter can be pronounced differently depending on its position in a word. Here's a list of the Arabic alphabet with their approximate pronunciation in English. Please note that Arabic sounds may not have perfect equivalents in English, and the transliteration is an approximation.

Arabic alphabet


  • أ (Alif) - Similar to the English "a" as in "father."
  • ب (Ba) - Similar to the English "b."
  • ت (Ta) - Similar to the English "t."
  • ث (Tha) - Similar to the English "th" as in "think."
  • ج (Ja) - Similar to the English "j" as in "jump."
  • ح (Ha) - A guttural sound, similar to the "h" in the Scottish "loch."
  • خ (Kha) - A throaty sound, like clearing your throat.
  • د (Dal) - Similar to the English "d."
  • ذ (Thal) - Similar to the English "th" as in "this."
  • ر (Ra) - Similar to the English "r."
  • ز (Za) - Similar to the English "z."
  • س (Sin) - Similar to the English "s."
  • ش (Shin) - Similar to the English "sh."
  • ص (Sad) - A sharp "s" sound, similar to "s" in "see."
  • ض (Dad) - A sharper "d" sound, similar to "d" in "dog."
  • ط (Ta) - A heavy "t" sound, similar to "t" in "top."
  • ظ (Za) - A heavy "z" sound.
  • ع ('Ain) - A unique guttural sound, not found in English.
  • غ (Ghain) - Another guttural sound.
  • ف (Fa) - Similar to the English "f."
  • ق (Qaf) - A sound similar to a "k" but pronounced further back in the throat.
  • ك (Kaf) - Similar to the English "k."
  • ل (Lam) - Similar to the English "l."
  • م (Meem) - Similar to the English "m."
  • ن (Noon) - Similar to the English "n."
  • ه (Ha) - Similar to the English "h."
  • و (Waw) - Similar to the English "w."
  • ي (Ya) - Similar to the English "y."

Please note that Arabic pronunciation can be nuanced and varies depending on regional accents. This transliteration serves as a general guide to help with pronunciation in English.

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