Learn the Arabic letter Noon

You will also see this letter transliterated as Nūn on Nuun.


The Arabic letter Noon is a Sun Letter.

How the Arabic letter Noon is written

How the Arabic letter Noon is pronounced

Noon represents the English letter N which is pronounced by pressing the tongue on top of the upper portion of the mouth and blowing air out of the nose.

Have you noticed that (Kaaf-Laam-Meem-Noon) follow the same order as their English counterparts (K-L-M-N)? That should help you remember the order.

Basic Sample words of Noon in different states

Noon is connectable to both sides. It take these three forms depending on its position in the word:


Word examples using the Arabic letter Noon with diacritics

Noon represents all four kinds of sounds:

Noon with a fatha: ( نَـ ) ( ـنَـ ) has a soft sound like:

– Na in National

– na in Canal


Or it might have a  gruff sound like:

– Nu in Number

– ne in Runner


Noon with a kasra: ( نِـ ) ( ـنِـ ) sounds like:

– Ne in Need

– ne in Money


Noon with a damma: ( نُـ ) ( ـنُـ ) sounds like:

– No in Note

– no in Technology


Noon with sokoon: ( ـنْـ ) ( ـنْ ) sounds like:

– n in Angel

– n in Plan or Green


The Isolated form of Noon ( ن ) looks a bit like the Isolated form of Qaf ( ق ). Both have a circular shape.

The Initial and Medial forms of Noon ( نـ ) ( ـنـ ) is similar to the forms of the group Ba ( بـ ) ( ـبـ ), Ta ( تـ ) ( ـتـ ) and Tha ( ثـ ) ( ـثـ ).


Noon is half a Circle. It looks like the letter C but rotated anticlockwise by 90 degrees.


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