Learn the Arabic letter Haa with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Haa هـ is the 26th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has the shape of two small circles with a short line left, or the shape of one single circle. In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.

The shapes of the letter Haa هـ:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـه\هـهـهـه

How to pronounce Haa هـ? 

The pronunciation of the letter Haa هـ is similar to the pronunciation of the English letter H. To pronounce Haa هـ, simply pass the air through your mouth.

Examples of words with Haa هـ:

Here are some examples of the letter Haa هـ at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Haa هـ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
هديّةGiftHadiya
هواءAir Hawa’a
هاتفPhoneHaatef

The middle Haa هـ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مهرّجClownMuharrej
طهيCookingTahii
مهندسEngineermuhandess

The terminal Haa هـ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مياهWaterMiah
منتزهParkMuntazah
وجهFaceWajh

The letter Haa هـ with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Haa هـ with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
هَدفGoalHadaf
هَرمPyramidHarm
ذهَبGoldThahab

The letter Haa هـ with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
هُدهُدHoopoe (a bird)Hudhud
هُجومAttackHujum
يهُودJewish peopleYahud

The letter Haa هـ with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
هِلالCrescentHilal
هِرّةCatHirra
هِجرةMigration Hijra

The letter Haa هـ with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
زهْرةFlowerZahra
كهْفCaveKahf
فواكهْFruitsFawakeh

The letter Haa هـ is one of the easy Arabic letters which are not difficult to pronounce, as its sound exists in many other languages. The pronunciation of Haa هـ is so close to the pronunciation of the letter Haa ح. However, it is deeper. It is important to practice pronouncing these two letters to find out the difference between them while reading or listening.

The shape of Haa هـ is not similar to any other Arabic letter.

FAQ about the letter Haa هـ:

What is the difference between the pronunciation Haa هـ and Haa ح?

Haa هـ is softer and corresponds to the English H, meanwhile, ح is more glottal, and produced by the glottis.

Is Haa هـ written on or over the line?

Haa هـ is written on the line, but if the following letter is written over the line, you should write Haa هـ over the line as well.

Is Haa هـ a sun or moon letter?

Haa هـ is a moon letter, so the Lam ل in الـ is pronounced when it is followed by Haa هـ.

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