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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 learned م and ن which comes after ك and ل just like K, L, M and N in the English alphabet.
In this lesson, we’ll learn 2 letters that are going to help you to better understand an important aspect of the Arabic language, feminine and masculine words. These should help you conjugate verbs and adjectives easily. These two letters are ه and ة Are you ready to write them? Then let’s go!
Let’s start with our first letter, ه. This letter sounds just like the English “H”. And it should be pretty easy to pronounce. Try it: ه.
Let’s write it in its isolated form: ه
Let’s look at the other forms of ه
Initial: ( هَرَم )
Medial: ( نَهر )
Final: ( اللَّه )
Unlike the ط and ظ we learned in lesson 9, every version of this letter looks different.
Pay attention, here’s how to write them: ه
The next letter for this lesson is ة. As you can see, this letter looks very similar to the previous letter, but this one has 2 dots on top.
This letter can only exist at the end of a word. This means that it can only be in the final or in the isolated form. Both forms are written just like their look-alike letter, ه, but with the 2 additional dots. ة can also be tricky because its pronunciation varies depending on its position in a sentence. It can be either an H or a T. The rule of thumb is that as long as the word is pronounced alone and not in a sentence, then it’s pronounced as an H.
Let’s try writing them: ة
Isolated: ( مَرَّة )
Final: ( قِطَّة )
When you see this letter appearing at the end of any word, it means that this word is feminine, be it a noun or an adjective. Keep this in mind, because it’s going to help you a lot when you start learning Arabic grammar.
And that’s it for this lesson’s letters! I hope this wasn’t too complicated! Now let’s learn a couple of new words using the new letters we’ve just learned!
Our first word is “سَهل” meaning “easy”! Here we have an initial س with a fatha on top, connected to a ه in medial form which is connected to ل in the final form.
Let’s see how to write it:
سَهل
Next we have “لُغَة” a very important word, meaning “language”! ل is in the initial form with a dammah on top, connected to a medial غ with a fatha on top, connected to a ة in the final form.
Let’s write it:
لُغَة
Now it's time for Carole’s Tips.
You may be thinking that we've already learned Ta in an earlier lesson. You're right! In the second lesson we learned ت which looks like this, remember? The name is the same and it's pronounced the same. So why do we even have this new ة?
It's because the Ta we learned in this lesson is used as a grammatical marker. Like I said before, when a word ends with this letter it means it's a feminine word. So you may be confused about it now, but when you get into more complicated Arabic grammar you will find it very helpful!
Great! We’ve covered a lot in the previous lessons, but don’t worry if you can’t remember some of the minor details, because we’ll be reviewing everything we learned in the next Abjadiyyah Made Easy Lesson. Take care! Salam!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What Arabic words can you write using Ha or Ta?

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Tuesday at 09:42 PM
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Salaam Sushi Gamerzs,


You can find all our videos from all our lesson series in the Lesson Library under the "Lessons" tab on top of the website. You can open different videos from the same series by clicking on the left and right pointing arrow buttons.


Kind regards,

Levente (ليفينتي)

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Sushi Gamerzs
Friday at 02:35 AM
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Wait, where are the other video's? )":

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Monday at 09:25 PM
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Hi Andrew,


ف ق

are in lesson 12.

و ي

are still in the making.


Nora

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Andrew
Monday at 01:53 PM
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Where is the tutorial for ف ق و ي ? Are these four letters not correct?

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Monday at 08:07 PM
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Hi Beth,


Ha' is just another letter, so it is used normally inside words, until the ta' marbutah. When the ha' is placed at the end of a noun, it is a third person masculine possessive pronoun.


Nora

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Beth
Wednesday at 07:50 PM
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Hi :)


I don't understand when to use ه (Ha). Is this the masculine form? It doesn't say.


I understand that ة (Ta) is for feminine nouns and adjectives, but what is ه (Ha) for? How is it different to ح (Ha)?


Thank you,

Beth

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Tuesday at 08:57 AM
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Hi Tyra,


We are working on it! Thank you for your feedback and sorry for the inconveniece.


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Tyra
Saturday at 07:02 AM
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Why is there not a lesson to learn waw and yeh?

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Hi Joshi,


We are working on it! Thank you for your feedback and sorry for the inconveniece.


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Joshi
Friday at 01:38 AM
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😞😞😞 so Disappointing waaw and ya and the rest of the lessons are not out yet.