Learn the Arabic letter Seen
You will also see this letter transliterated as Siin.
The Arabic letter Seen is a Sun Letter.
It has a basic shape that is common for the two letters; Seen and Sheen.
How the Arabic letter Seen is written
How the Arabic letter Seen is pronounced
Seen is the counterpart of the English letter S.
Basic Sample words of Seen in different states
Seen is connectable to both sides. It takes these three forms depending on its position in the word:
Word examples using the Arabic letter Seen with diacritics
Seen represents only three kinds of sounds. It always produces a soft sound when it comes with a fatha.
It doesn’t produce a gruff sound because it has a sound-mate which does this job for it; Saad ( ص ).
Seen with a fatha: ( سَـ ) ( ـسَـ ) has a soft sound like:
– Sa in Sand
– Sa in Assassin
Seen with a kasra: ( سِـ ) ( ـسِـ ) sounds like:
– Se in Sea
– Ce in Accent
Seen with a damma: ( سُـ ) ( ـسُـ ) sounds like:
– So in Solution
– So in Absolute
Seen with sokoon: ( ـسْـ ) ( ـسْ ) sounds like:
– S in Best
– S in These
Seen ( س ) and Sheen ( ش ) are shape-mates. And they also look a bit like the next two letters Saad ( ص ) and Daad ( ض ).
The Initial form of Seen ( ســ ) looks like a toothbrush. And the Initial form of Sheen ( شــ ) seems like a toothbrush with some toothpaste on!
The word toothbrush means in Arabic “فرشَــاة أسْــنان” (forrshaat assnaan) and it contains both letters.