Learn the Arabic letter Daad with word samples 2024

The Arabic language is called “the language of Daad لغة الضاد” as it is the only language in the world which has this letter in its alphabet. 

The Arabic letter Daad ض is the 14th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has the same shape as Saad ص with a dot above it. In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.

The shapes of the letter Daad ض:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـضـضـضـض

How to pronounce Daad ض? 

The pronunciation of the letter Daad ض  is similar to the pronunciation of the letter Daal د, but unlike Daal, it is rough. The pronunciation of Daad comes from your mouth by pressing your tongue to your central incisor teeth of the upper jaw and pronouncing D. 

Examples of words with Daad ض:

Here are some examples of the letter Daad ض at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Daad ض:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ضيفGuest Dayf 
ضجيجNoiseDajeej
ضفدعFrog Defdaa’ 

The middle Daad ض:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
خضارVegetables Khudaar 
رضيعInfant Radee’
رياضةSport Riyada

The terminal Daad ض:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
أبيضWhiteAbyad 
أرضLandAr
حامضSour Hamod

The letter Daad ض with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Daad ض with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ضيفGuest Dayf 
ضجيجNoiseDajeej
ضفدعFrog Defdaa’ 

The letter Daad ض with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ضُبّاطOfficersDubbat 
موضُوعSubjectMawduu’
يضُرُّ(It) harmsYadurr

The letter Daad ض with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ضِرسMolar tooth Dirs 
القاضِيThe judgeQadii
ضِلعRibDil’

The letter Daad ض with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مريضْSickMareed 
مِضْرب تنسTennis racket Midrab tennis
خضْراءgreenKhdraa’

The letter Daad ض is one of the Arabic letters which are difficult to pronounce and can be mixed up with other letters. As for Daad it could be mixed up with Daal د so pay attention.

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