Learn the Arabic letter Hha
You will also see this letter transliterated as 7aa or Haa’.
The Arabic letter Hha is a Moon Letter.
It has the same basic shape of jeem after removing the dot.
How the Arabic letter Hha is written
How the Arabic letter Hha is pronounced
Hha as we mentioned earlier is one of the letters that do not have a counterpart in English. But you might have heard it before because it is a part of the most famous Arabic name “Muhammad”, the name of the prophet of the Islamic religion.
Non-Arabic speakers usually pronounce it with a sound similar to the English letter H, which is represented by a different Arabic letter called Heh ( هـ ). And that actually sounds kind of funny to Arabic Natives!
The sound is close to the noise you make while breathing on glasses before cleaning them or when you pant if you have a mouthful of food or like a hissing h.
Basic Sample words of Hha in different states
Hha is connectable in all three cases. It takes these three forms depending on its position in the word:
Word examples using the Arabic letter Hha with diacritics
Hha represents all four kinds of sounds. But unfortunately, since it doesn’t have similar sound in English, we can’t provide pronunciation examples in English.
These are the different cases with diacritics:
Hha with a fatha: ( حَـ ) ( ـحَـ ) usually has a soft sound, but it might sound gruff in some cases.
Hha with a kasra: ( حِـ ) ( ـحِـ )
Hha with a damma: ( حُـ ) ( ـحُـ )
Hha with sokoon: ( ـحْـ ) ( ـحْ )
Jeem (ج), Hha(ح) and Kha(خ) are twin sisters or shape-mates.
Drawing the isolated form of any letter of this group starts with a part that looks like the English number 7 with an extra extension to the right side.
Wait a second… They look exactly like the English number 2. But rotated 180 degrees!