Learn the Arabic letter Meem
You will also see this letter transliterated as Miim.
The Arabic letter Meem is a Moon Letter.
How the Arabic letter Meem is written
How the Arabic letter Meem is pronounced
Meem is the counterpart of the English letter M which is pronounced by pressing the lips together and making a sound blowing air out of the nose.
Basic Sample words of Meem in different states
Meem is connectable to both sides. It take these three forms depending on its position in the word:
Word examples using the Arabic letter Meem with diacritics
Meem with a fatha: ( مَـ ) ( ـمَـ ) sounds like:
– Ma in Man
– ma in Woman
Or it may have a gruff sound like:
– Ma in Mars
– Mo in Month
– ma in Demand
Meem with a kasra: ( مِـ ) ( ـمِـ ) sounds like:
– Me in Mechanic
– me in Semester
Meem with a damma: ( مُـ ) ( ـمُـ ) sounds like:
– Mo in Mobile or Motor
– mo in Lemon
Meem with sokoon: ( ـمْـ ) ( ـمْ ) sounds like:
-m in Number
-m in Dream or Program
The Isolated form of Meem ( م ) doesn’t have Look-a-likes. But the Medial form ( ـمـ ), look a bit like the Medial form of the twins Fa ( ـفـ ) and Qaf ( ـقـ ). And also the Medial form of the twins Ayn ( ـعـ ) and Ghayn ( ـغـ ) in some fonts.
Meem is written in two parts, an o shape connected to a part that looks like a reversed L