Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Ahlan bikom, ana Carole! Welcome to Arabicpod101.com’s Abjadiyyah Made Easy!
The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn the Arabic alphabet: the Abjadiyyah!
In the last lesson, we did a recap of lessons 7-10, where we covered the most difficult letters in the Arabic alphabet. I hope you remember how to write and pronounce them.
In this lesson, we’ll learn two new letters which are a little easier to pronounce and write. Plus, they also look alike. Ready to learn? Let’s go!
The first letter we’re going to learn today is “ف”. “ف” is pronounced just like the English “F”. Notice how this letter has 1 dot on top of the circle-like part, because the next letter will look a bit like it, but not quite!
Let’s write the isolated form: ف
Here are the other forms of ف
Now, it’s time to write them: ف
Let’s move on to the second letter: ق. The “ق” looks a bit like the previous letter “ف” except it has 2 dots and a shorter and more curved tail. It also dips beneath the line. Think about the word "Call", and notice how it comes from deep in the throat. It’s a stronger version of the letter K, said with the throat constricted like in "sad" and "dad".
Now let's handwrite the isolated form.
Here are the initial, medial, and final versions of ق
Now we’ll write them.
That’s it for our 2 letters. Now let’s learn a couple of words using them.
Our first word is “فَرَح”. This word mean two things, “Happiness” or “Wedding”. ف is in the initial form with a fatha on top, a ر in the final form, also with a fatha on top, and then a ح in the isolated form.
Let’s write it. فَرَح.
Let’s learn another word. “فَرق” means “difference”. Here we have a ف in the initial form with a fatha on top, then we have a ر in the final form, followed by a ق in the isolated form.
Here’s how to write it: فَرق.
Now it's time for Carole’s Tips.
While we are learning some very useful and important words along the way in this series, I hope you are also seeking out other opportunities to read, write, speak, and listen to Arabic. Check out the full range of ArabicPod101.com's lessons for more materials!
I hope you’re enjoying learning how to write this beautiful alphabet. In the next lesson, we'll introduce two important letters in the Arabic language, and they also look similar. I hope you’re excited! See you in the next Abjadiyyah Made Easy Lesson. Take care! Salam!