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Question about alphabet

I'm doing the Arabic course, and have hit the "Description" section. I'm getting a letter that that section transliterated as "3." Can anyone tell me what letter this is, and how it is supposed to sound in English?

Thanks!

July 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thisJDNguy

The letter ع is called 3ayn. You can make the sound by practically choking or gagging (on purpose though- Duo doesn't want people dying 'cause of an attempt to sound out a letter). When you gag, you constrict the muscles in the back of your throat in just the right way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miss_Modupeola

The letter is ع. They write it as three cause it looks the same just backwards. I have no idea how to to write how its supposed to sound. That's probably why they write it as a three, cause it is impossible to describe how it sounds with typing. The closest i can get with typing is "eyen" as in eye with an "n" at the end. This link might help: http://www.viewpure.com/EGYdduvKyME?start=0&end=0


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mzala2

Thank you! This is very helpful.

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