Learn the Arabic letter Ra
You will also see this letter transliterated as Raa’.
The Arabic letter Ra is a Sun Letter.
It has a basic shape that is common for the two letters; Ra and Zay.
How the Arabic letter Ra is written
How the Arabic letter Ra is pronounced
Ra is sort of like the counterpart of the English letter R but it is closer to the rolling Spanish Rr.
The Ra uses the tip of the tongue and the top of the tip and the gums of the two top incisors, but the trick to the Ra is actually hitting the gum.
Basic Sample words of Ra in different states
Ra is 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 letter Ra with diacritics
Ra represents only three kinds of sounds. It always produces a gruff sound when it comes with a fatha.
Ra with a fatha: ( رَ ) ( ـرَ ) always has a gruff sound like”
– Ru in Rubber
– Ra in Giraffe
It never produces a soft sound like ra in Rat
Ra with a kasra: ( رِ ) ( ـرِ ) sounds like:
– Re in Red
– Ri in Marine
Ra with a damma: ( رُ ) ( ـرُ ) sounds like:
– Ro in Root
– Ro in Miror
Ra with sokoon: ( ـرْ ) ( ـرْ ) sounds like:
– R in Market
– R in Dollar
Ra ( ر ) and Zay ( ز ) are another twins or shape-mates.
They also look a bit like a letter called Wow ( و ) that we will talk about later.
Ra and Zay look exactly like Bananas ( ر ز )!