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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Arabic Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 7 more consonant sounds in Arabic.
ح
ي
ل
م
ن"
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant is...
هَرَم
سَهم
مُهِم"
It's identical to the H in 'house' or 'height'.
ه, ه (slowly)
ه, ه (slowly)
The next consonant is...
حال
حار
مَحَل"
This sound does not exist in English. It sounds a bit like your clearing your throat. It should feel like you are pronouncing a H sound with some friction. You should feel some pressure at the back of your mouth near your throat area. One trick to produce this sound, is to push your tongue as far back in your mouth as you can, and then saying the word 'hot'. Listen to (host name).
ح, ح (slowly)
ح, ح (slowly)
The next consonant is...
يَد
ذيل
يَقول"
It's identical to the Y in 'yes' or 'yolk'.
ي, ي (slowly)
ي, ي (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ﻙ
كَريم
كَلب
مَلِك"
It's identical to the K in 'kite' or 'kangaroo'.
ﻙ, ﻙ (slowly)
ﻙ, ﻙ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
لا
مَلح
مال"
This is almost identical to the L in 'land'. Unlike the English L however, the tongue is straighter in Arabic. Listen to (host name).
ل, ل (slowly)
ل, ل (slowly)
The next consonant is...
المَسيح
مَطَر
تَمر"
It's identical to the M in 'moon' or 'money'.
م, م (slowly)
م, م (slowly)
The final consonant sound for this lesson is...
نور
نَمل
زَمَن"
It's identical to the N in 'noon' or 'nice'.
ن, ن (slowly)
ن, ن (slowly)
Well done! You just learned another 7 Arabic consonants.
ح
ي
ل
م
ن"
Are there more familiar sounds than you expected? Let us know if you have questions in the comments.
In the next lesson, you'll learn another 7 consonants in Arabic.
See you in the next Ultimate Arabic Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Are there more familiar sounds than you expected? Let us know if you have questions in the comments.

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Friday at 12:20 AM
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Hi Olu,


Thank you for your question!


In English, there is a distinction between ee and y. In Arabic there isn't, and you need to look for signs like vowelling on the

ي

and whether or not there are vowels after it. All these things tell you if it's a vowel or a consonant in every specific context.

Same thing with uu and w, by the way. They are both

و

Nora

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Olu
Sunday at 06:33 AM
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Hi folks,


Like Gabriel below, I'm confused regarding when to enunciate ي as a the vowel "ee" versus the consonant "y".


Is there are rule and an example?


Thanks

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Tuesday at 01:25 AM
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Hi Gabriel,


It depends on the vowelling on it. If there is vowelling on the yaa', it is considered a consonant.


Nora

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Gabriel
Monday at 06:08 AM
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Hello guys,


I thought ي was a vowel. I'm missing something?

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Wednesday at 02:15 AM
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Hi Pranay,


"Us guys" did not write the Quran, Pranay. It's the word of God.


iisa is Jesus's name in Arabic. "Al-Masiih" means "The Messiah". They are 2 different words that refer to the same person.


Nora

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Pranay
Thursday at 11:21 AM
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So in the Quran you guys call him Isa but Arabic speaking Christians call him Yesua and in Hebrew you call him Yeshua. So his name is Yesua or Al-Masih and not isa.

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Tuesday at 09:27 AM
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Hi Makinat,


Sometimes context makes all the difference!


Nora

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makinat
Tuesday at 02:38 AM
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THIER IS something that i know don't between مال (tilt) مال (money) so i wish to understand both them

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Wednesday at 11:01 PM
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Hi Khafash


Thanks for the feeback.


If you have any doubts, please let us know


Cristiane

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Khafash
Wednesday at 03:27 PM
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Nice. I even know how to say and spell Jesus, now.

I love this.

You're great.