Arabic Reading Course

Arabic Short Vowel-Marks Overview

Short Vowel Marks - fatħah

  • In Arabic, there are 3 short vowel-marks. We shall learn the long vowel-marks in a later lesson In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing). The short vowel-marks enable the letter to make a sound in a similar way to the English language. In the same way a word cannot be made in the English language without one of the 5 vowels (a, e, i, o or u), in Arabic one cannot make a word without a vowel being used.
  • In the following 3 parts, we will learn the Short vowel-marks pronunciation In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing). This lesson will also help us to revise the letters we have already learnt in the previous lessons.
  • The /Fatħah/ is the short diagonal stroke above the letter. Please click on the letters to hear how they will sound with the /Fatħah/.

Click on Letters to hear pronunciation

جَ

ثَ

تَ

بَ

أَ

رَ

ذَ

دَ

خَ

حَ

ضَ

صَ

شَ

سَ

زَ

فَ

غَ

عَ

ظَ

طَ

نَ

مَ

لَ

كَ

قَ

 

 

يَ

وَ

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