the sukoon in Arabic

Introduction

sukoon symbol
Sukoon over the letter

Welcome to our 5th lesson of the Arabic free course. Previously we already studied the letters of the Arabic alphabet, short vowel marks, tanween, and long vowel marks. In our new lesson, we discuss the absence of vowel – the sukoon.

We saw previously how to vocalize with a short vowel mark (a – or -i). We also know how to create a sound composed of a consonant and a vowel:

the Arabic letter ba (ب) carrying a fatha gives the sound BA:

ب

the Arabic letter ba (ب) carrying a kasra gives the sound BEE:

بِ

the Arabic letter ba (ب) carrying a damma gives the sound BOO:

بُ

Definition of the Sukoon


Now how to give the sound “BAB”? To formulate this sound we take the Arabic letter

بَ

then the letter

ب

on which we will put the symbol of the Sukoon

ْ

Therefore BAB will be written:

بَبْ

Be careful, you can see that we are starting to join two letters and therefore you can see that:

  • Arabic words are written from right to left
  • Arabic letters change shape when connected with other letters

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Arabic

word

Phonetic

Translation

مَسْجِدٌ

Masjidun

Mosque

This Arabic lesson is now finished. The next one will be insha’Allah about the doubling of the Arabic letter – the Shaddah.

 

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