Learn the Arabic letter Dal
You will also see this letter transliterated as dāl or daal.
The Arabic letter Dal is a Sun Letter.
It has a basic shape that is common for the two letters; Dal and Thal
How the Arabic letter Dal is written
How the Arabic letter Dal is pronounced
Dal is the counterpart of the English letter D which is pronounced by having the tip of the tongue pressed against the top of the mouth right behind the front tooth then slightly pushing air separating the tongue and upper mouth.
Basic Sample words of Dal in different states
Dal only connectable to the letter before (the letter to the right). It takes these three forms depending on its position in the word
Word examples using the Arabic letter Dal with diacritics
Dal represents all four kinds of sounds. But it usually sounds soft when it comes with a fatha.
Dal with a fatha: ( دَ ) ( ـدَ ) has a soft sound like:
– Da in Dad or Dash
– Da in Medal
It may also have a gruff sound like:
– Da in Dark
– Da in Abundant
Dal with a kasra: ( دِ ) ( ـدِ ) sounds like:
– De in Deep
– De in Indeed
Dal with a damma: ( دُ ) ( ـدُ ) sounds like:
– Do in Doll
– Do in Adorable
Dal with sokoon: ( ـدْ ) ( ـدْ ) sounds like:
– D in Madness
– D in Good or Should
Dal and Thal are another twins or shape-mates. But Dal doesn’t have a dot.
Dal and Thal look like a Right angle (90 degrees). But make it 80 to be perfect!