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I made a list of all the sounds and letters taught, up to the 1st checkpoint!

Hi there! I thought it might be useful to compile a list of all the letters and sounds taught in the Arabic course, and share it with all of you. Hope you find this helpful! Please let me know if there are any mistakes/typos, and if you found this useful, or have any feedback on these lists I'm making, let me know! :D

Lesson 1 Letters

  • a (isolated form) = ا
  • d (isolated form) = د
  • uu (isolated form) = و
  • a (diacritic mark) = َ‎

Sounds

  • ا = aa
  • دا = daa
  • داد = daad
  • و = uu
  • دود = duud
  • دو = duu
  • دَ = da

Lesson 2 Letters

  • ii (isolated form) = ي
  • z (isolated form) = ز

Sounds

  • زَ = za
  • ي = ii
  • زود = zuud
  • زو = zuu
  • زي = zii
  • زا = zaa
  • دي = dii

Lesson 3 Letters

  • r (isolated form) = ر

Sounds

  • رود = ruud
  • زار = zaar
  • ري = rii
  • را = raa
  • رَ = ra
  • دور = duur
  • رو = ruu

Lesson 4 Letters

  • y (isolated form) = ي
  • w (isolated form) = و

Sounds

  • راي = raay
  • وي = wii
  • وو = wuu
  • يَ = ya
  • وا = waa
  • وَ = wa
  • راو = raaw

Alphabet 2

Lesson 1 Letters

  • dh (isolated form) = ذ

Sounds

  • ذا = dhaa
  • ذَوا = dhawaa
  • ذَو = dhaw
  • ذو = dhuu
  • ذَي = dhay
  • ذي = dhii
  • ذَ = dha

Lesson 2 Letters

  • b (isolated form) = ب
  • j (isolated form) = ج
  • k (isolated form) = ك

Sounds

  • جَ = ja
  • ذَوب = dhawb
  • بَ = ba
  • راج = raaj
  • كَ = ka
  • زَك = zak
  • دوج = duuj

Lesson 3 Letters

  • b (initial form) = بـ
  • j (initial form) = جـ
  • k (initial form) = كـ
  • a (middle form) = ـا
  • d (final form) = ـد
  • uu (final form) = ـو

  • جاك = jaak

  • كو = kuu
  • جَد = jad
  • كَذ = kadh
  • دوب = duub
  • باج = baaj
  • بَز = baz

Lesson 4

No letters/sounds taught. Check out https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32975522 for words taught in this lesson

Alphabet 3

Lesson 1 Letters

  • b (middle form) = ـبـ
  • j (middle form) = ـجـ
  • k (middle form) = ـكـ
  • j (final form) = ـج
  • r (final form) = ـر

Sounds

  • جَبَر = jabar
  • كَبَج = kabaj
  • بَكَر = bakar
  • جَكَد = jakad
  • كَجَد = kajad
  • بَجَر = bajar
  • كَبَر = kabar

Lesson 2 Letters

  • b (final form) = ـب
  • k (final form) = ـك

Sounds

  • جَك = jak
  • بَج = baj
  • كَج = kaj
  • بَك = bak
  • كَب = kab
  • رَك = rak
  • جَب = jab

Lesson 3 Letters

  • uu (middle form) = ـو

Sounds

  • بَب = bab
  • بَبَب = babab
  • جَجَج = jajaj
  • جوب = juub
  • بوج = buuj
  • جَج = jaj
  • جَبَج = jabaj

Lesson 4 Letters

  • y (initial form) = يـ
  • y (middle form) = ـيـ
  • y (final form) = ـي

Sounds

  • بَيب = bayb
  • يَب = yab
  • كوب = kuub
  • بَكَك = bakak
  • بوك = buuk
  • بَي = bay

Lesson 5 Letters

No letters/sounds taught

Alphabet 4

Lesson 1 Letters

  • u (diacritic mark) = ُ‎
  • i (diacritic mark) = ِ‎

Sounds

  • بِك = bik
  • جَر = jar
  • دوز = duuz
  • دُز = duz
  • جار = jaar

Lesson 2 Letters

No new letters

Sounds

  • دَد = dad
  • جَدَج = jadaj
  • بَذَز = badhaz
  • دُ = du
  • كَد = kad
  • ذَذ = dhadh
  • بَد = bad

Lesson 3 Letters

No new letters

Sounds

  • زَوج = zawj
  • كَرج = karj
  • يَر = yar
  • زَز = zaz
  • بَر = bar
  • رَر = rar

Lesson 4 Letters

  • t (isolated form) = ت
  • t (initial form) = تـ
  • t (middle form) = ـتـ
  • t (final form) = ـت
  • m (isolated form) = م
  • m (initial form) = مـ
  • m (middle form) = ـمـ
  • m (final form) = ـم

Sounds

  • تاج = taaj
  • مُمتاز = mumtaaz
  • تَجَم = tajam
  • مَ = ma
  • كَتَب = katab
  • تَ = ta
  • دامَت = daamat

Lesson 5

No new letters/sounds

Descrip. 1 (Descriptions 1)

Lesson 1 Letters

  • s (isolated form) = س
  • s (initial form) = سـ
  • s (middle form) = ـسـ
  • s (final form) = ـس

Sounds

  • بِسِم = bisim
  • سَ = sa
  • ريس = riis
  • كَبَس = kabas
  • سوس = suus
  • جَسَد = jasad
  • ساج = saaj

Lesson 2 Letters

  • 3 (isolated form) = ع
  • 3 (initial form) = عـ
  • 3 (middle form) = ـعـ
  • 3 (final form) = ـع

Sounds

  • 3a equals ع
  • bii3 equals بيع
  • rub3 equals رُبع
  • ba3ii equals بَعي
  • ki3aa equals كِعا
  • 3us equals عُس
  • 3ab equals عَب

Lesson 3

No new letters/sounds

Lesson 4 Letters

  • double consonant = ّ‎ (looks like a small w)
  • l (initial form) = لـ

Sounds

  • كَبّو = kabbuu
  • كَبو = kabuu
  • وِدي = widii
  • بَسّام = bassaam
  • وِدّي = widdii
  • بَسام = basaam
  • لُبّي = lubbii

Lesson 5 Letters

No new letters

Sounds

  • سَمَد = samad
  • تِرُّع = tirru3
  • جَيِّد = jayyid
  • تِرُع = tiru3
  • سَمَّد = sammad
  • جَمَّع = jamma3
  • جَمَع = jama3
July 11, 2019

4 Comments


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

Thanks! Must've taken a long time. ^-^

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ccf-Uk_2018

No worries! Didn't take too long. Just happy to help! All it took was a bit of copy and pasting from the Duolingo wiki and adding the notes I made in my notebook where each letter is taught :-)

July 11, 2019

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

This is really helpful, I've been making some notes of my own and it really helps to learn the language properly.

July 12, 2019

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

I'm a little sad to see that we won't even finish learning all of the letters by the end of Alphabet 4. What a slog this is proving to be just to get started! Thanks for listing them.

July 15, 2019
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