Learn the Arabic Alphabet: The complete beginner’s guide

The 28 Arabic Letters

Alif Read lesson >
Ba Read lesson >
Ta Read lesson >
Tha Read lesson >
Jeem Read lesson >
Hha Read lesson >
Kha Read lesson >
Dal Read lesson >
Thal Read lesson >
Ra Read lesson >
Zay Read lesson >
Seen Read lesson >
Sheen Read lesson >
Saad Read lesson >
Daad Read lesson >
Toh Read lesson >
Thoh Read lesson >
Ayn Read lesson >
Ghayn Read lesson >
Fa Read lesson >
Qaf Read lesson >
Kaf Read lesson >
Lam Read lesson >
Meem Read lesson >
Noon Read lesson >
Ha Read lesson >
Wow Read lesson >
Ya Read lesson >


Hey! Ready to learn the Arabic Alphabet?

You have just made the first and most important step on your journey to learning how to read and write Arabic. You will amaze yourself at how fast you can pick it up.

I created this site and the free Android and iOS apps to help complete newbies master their first steps in learning Arabic. Right now it seems like the world has become scared of an alphabet…mere shapes, letters are being wrongly associated with terrible acts of madness.

First of all some clarification on terminology; the use of the terms “Arabic Alphabet” and “Arabic Letters” is considered incorrect by some but for complete beginners it’s the best option. So technically Arabic doesn’t have an ‘alphabet’, it is referred to as an ‘abjad’ and the letters are called ‘glyphs’. Learn the essential stuff here

But let’s keep it basic! Arabic alphabet and Arabic letters works just fine.

Another point to note is how we have chosen to spell and name each letter (or “glyph” if you’re feeling academic!)

We chose to present the letters with the most descriptive spellings and not confuse you with intimidating transliterations which use apostrophes and even numbers to represent sounds made by the letters.

Bob Byrne
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