The letter Jeem is a lunar letter, and it is one of the dotted letters, Jeem is a letter that is easy to pronounce and write, its shape consists of two parts: the head and the roundabout that contains a dot inside. The letter Jeem is very similar to the letter Khaa’ and Haa’, especially in the way of writing the difference between them is a point.
Certainly, the way the letter Jeem is pronounced in the Arabic language is the same, which we will also learn about in this lesson, but the way the letter Jeem is pronounced differs in different dialects, of course, in Arab countries.
Let’s start explaining.
The shapes of the lettre Jeem “ج”:
Examples of words with Jeem “ج” :
We will give you some examples to clarify and facilitate the lesson more.
The initial Jeem “ج” :
The letter Jeem at the beginning of the word is connected to the left side only.
The singular letter Jeem (ج)expresses four symbols:
- Symbol of the plural “الجمع””aljame” ( in the field of grammar).
2. symbol of Cancer♋.
3. symbol of the answer.
4. symbols for the month of Jumada Al’Ula(ج1 ) and Jumada Al’Akhar (ج2).
The middle Jeem “ج” :
The letter Jeem is in the middle of the word, connected from both sides together.
The terminal Jeem “ج” :
The letter Jeem is at the end of the word, connected from the right side only.
The letter Jeem at the end of the word can be separate from the rest of the letters in the word.
How to pronounce Jeem “ج” :
The letter Jeem belongs to the pronounced letters. The letter Jeem is pronounced from the middle of the tongue with the sound hitting the palate, so the sound of Jeem appears. The letter Jeem in the phonetic alphabet is /dʒ/. The letter Jeem has 3 different types of sound:
Jeem with the harakat(الحركات):
The letter Jeem with fathaجَ”فتحة” :
The letter “Jeem” in this case sounds like the letter “J” in the word “Just”.
The lettre Jeem with damma جُ”ضمة”:
The letter “Jeem” in this case sounds like the letter “J” in the word “Journey”.
The lettre Jeem with kasra جِ”كسرة “:
The letter “Jeem” in this case sounds like the letter “J” in the word “Jesus”.
The lettre Jeem with sukoon جْ”سكون”:
In this way, we have learned about the letter Jeem and all its forms in the locations of the word, with learning how to sound the correct pronunciation and giving many examples. All you have to do is repeat the information to preserve it. If you have any questions, please ask me and I will answer them personally. We will meet in the next episode of this educational series ( learn Arabic alphabet with MSA Arabic).
How to pronounce the word “جميل” in Arabic?
It is :”Jameel”
Is the letter Jeem in this word”جراد” is with fatha or damma?
It is with
Fatha, it pronounces “Jaraad”.
What does the letter Jeem look like in the middle of the word?
It is: ـــجــ