Learn the Arabic letter Jeem
You will also see this letter transliterated as Jim, Geem and Jiim.
The Arabic letter Jeem is a Moon Letter.
It has a basic shape that is common for the three letters; Jeem, Hha and Kha.
How the Arabic letter Jeem is written
How the Arabic letter Jeem is pronounced
Jeem is the counterpart of the English letter J in “Job” if we are talking about the “correct” pronunciation of Modern Standard Arabic.
But in some Arabic countries like Egypt they might pronounce it as g in “game” and they call the letter ‘Geem’ which is not actually right, because the sound of g in “game” doesn’t really exist in Modern Standard Arabic but still it’s very common and understandable.
Basic Sample words of Jeem in different states
Jeem is connectable to both sides. It takes these three forms depending on its position in the word:
Word examples using the Arabic letter Jeem with diacritics
Jeem represents all four kinds of sounds.
Jeem with a fatha: ( جَـ ) ( ـجَـ ) has a soft sound like
– Ja in January or Jam
– Ja in Pajamas
Jeem with a fatha might also have a gruff sound like:
– Ja in Jar
– Ja in Ajar
Jeem with a kasra: ( جِـ ) ( ـجِـ ) sounds like:
– Ge in Gentleman
– Gy in Gym
– Gi in Engineer
Jeem with a damma: ( جُـ ) ( ـجُـ ) sounds like
– Ju in Juice or June
– Jo in Bonjour
Jeem with sokoon: ( ـجْـ ) ( ـجْ ) sounds like:
– S in Casual
– G in Prestige or Orange
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!