Learn the Arabic letter Faa with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Faa ف is the 20th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has -almost- the shape of the second Arabic letter Baa ب, with a small circle on its right side and a dot over it. Its shape is also close to the shape of the letter Qaf ق which is more round and has two dots over it. In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.

The shapes of the letter Faa ف:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـفـفـفـف

How to pronounce Faa ف? 

The pronunciation of the letter Faa ف is similar to the pronunciation of the English letter F and the digraph “PH”. To pronounce Faa ف, press your top front teeth against your bottom lip and release as if you are blowing air out.

Examples of words with Faa ف:

Here are some examples of the letter Faa ف at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Faa ف:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
فمMouthFam   
فاكهةFruitFakiha
فحمCoalFahhm

The middle Faa ف:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
تفّاحAppleTuffahh   
قفصCageQafas
طفلBaby\kidTifl

The terminal Faa ف:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
صفّRow\classroomSaff
خروفSheepKharuf
ضيفGuest Dayf

The letter Faa ف with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Faa ف with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
فَأرMouse Fa’ar
غرفَةRoomGhurfa
فَلّاحFarmerFallahh

The letter Faa ف with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
عصفُورBirdO’usfur
فُنونArtsFunun
نافُورةFountainNafura

The letter Faa ف with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
نافِذةWindowNafitha 
حافِلةBusHafila
فِلفِلPepperFilfil

The letter Faa ف with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مفْتاحKeyMiftah 
ْرفّShelfRaff 
ضفْدعFrogDifda’a

The letter Faa ف is one of the easy Arabic letters which are not difficult to pronounce, as its sound exists in many other languages. However, some people mix up the middle form of Faa ـفـ with the middle form or the letter Ghayn ـغـ. You can see that Faa has a hollow circle, while Gayn has a filled one.

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