Learn the Arabic letter Ghayn with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Ghayn غ is the 19th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has -almost- the shape of half an oval, a smaller one over it, and a dot above it. The dot is the only difference between Ayn ع and Ghayn غ. In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.

The shapes of the letter Ghayn غ:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـغـغـغـغ

How to pronounce Ghayn غ? 

The pronunciation of the letter Ghayn غ is not similar to any other Arabic letter. The pronunciation of Ghayn غ comes from your comes from the back of your throat by producing a gurgling sound, so it is one of the guttural letters and its pronunciation is similar to the letter R in French.

Examples of words with Ghayn غ:

Here are some examples of the letter Ghayn غ at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Ghayn غ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
غابةForestGhaba   
غيومCloudsGhuyum
غزالDeerGhazal

The middle Ghayn غ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
لغةLanguageLugha   
مغناطيسMagnetMighnatis
إغلاقClosureIghlaq

The terminal Ghayn غ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
فارغEmptyFaregh
دماغBrainDimagh
تبليغReport Tabligh

The letter Ghayn غ with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Ghayn غ with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ببغَاءParrot Babbagha’  
غَسّالةWashing machineGhassala
غَريبStranger\strange  Gharib

The letter Ghayn غ with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
غُبارDustGhubar
غُرابCrowGhurab
غُصنA branch of a treeGhusn

The letter Ghayn غ with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
صغِيرSmallSaghir 
غِذاءFoodGhitha’a
غِطاءCoverGhita’a

The letter Ghayn غ with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ْْمِغسلةWashbasinMighsala 
تغْليفWrappingTaghlif 
ْصمغGlueSamgh

The letter Ghayn غ is one of the Arabic letters which are difficult to pronounce so practice the gargling sound in order to pronounce it.

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