Learn the Arabic letter khaa with word samples 2024

The letter Khaa’ is one of the dotted lunar letters, and it is an easy letter to write, but difficult to pronounce. Its shape is similar to the letter Haa’, it differs from it only by a point above the head of its shape.

In the distant past, dots were not used in the Arabic language, so the Arabic alphabet Khaa’ was written like the letter Haa’. the letter Khaa’ in the Kurdish language is (X), and in the Scottish and German languages is(CH).

There is no equivalent to the letter Khaa’ in the English language, it is unique, but we will try to simplify it and teach it to pronounce it easily.

Let’s start explaining.

The shapes of the lettre Khaa’ “خ”:

TERMINAL MIDDLEINITIALISOLATED
ــخـــخــ خـخ

Examples of words with Khaa’ “خ” :

We will give you some examples to clarify and facilitate the lesson more.

The initial Khaa’ “خ” :

The letter Khaa’ at the beginning of the word is connected to the left side only.

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
خاتمRingKhatam
خائنTraitorKha’in
خروفSheepKharuuf

The middle Kaaa’ “خ” :

The letter Khaa’ is in the middle of the word, connected from both sides together.

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مخبأCacheMakhba’
مختبرLaboratoryMukhtabar
بخيلStingyBakheel

The terminal Khaa’ “خ” :

The letter Khaa’ is at the end of the word, connected from the right side only.

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مخBrainMukh
بطيخWatermelonBateekh
مريخMarsMireekh

•Note :

The letter Khaa’ at the end of the word can be separate from the rest of the letters in the word.

•Examples :

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
صراخShoutingSsurakh
فراخChicksFiraakh
كوخHutKuukh

How to pronounce Khaa’ “خ” :

When pronouncing the letter Khaa’, its sound is carried out so as not to obstruct the output of its voice. The vocal cords must vibrate weakly, and the flow of the sound accompanies the flow of the breath to be whispered. The sound of the letter Khaa’ must be luxurious and open, and thus we conclude that the sound of the letter Khaa’ is soft and whispered and its sound comes out from the lowest of the throat.

The pronunciation of the letter Khaa’ is [χ] in the Arabic language.

The letter Khaa’ has 3 different types of sound:

Khaa’ with the harakat(الحركات):

The letter Khaa’ with fathaخَ”فتحة” :

There is no letter in the English language that represents the letter Khaa’ in the Arabic language, but in writing, we write it “Kh“.But we will provide you with examples in Arabic with their translation and their pronunciation to clarify the idea more.

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
خَبازBakerKhabaaz
خَياطTailorKhayaatt
خَريطةMapKharitta

Thus, it becomes clear to us that the letter Khaa’ with the fatha is written in this way in the English language “Kha“.

The lettre Khaa’ with damma خُ”ضمة”:

Let’s see some examples about Khaa’ and damma:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
خُبزBreadkhubz
خُضارVegetableKhuDhar
خُروجExitKhuruj

The letter Khaa’ with the damma is written in this way in the English language “Khu“.

The lettre Khaa’ with kasra خِ”كسرة “:

Let’s see some examples about Khaa’ and kasra:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
خِزانةTreasuryKhizana
خِدمة ServiceKhidma
خِيانةBetrayalKhiyana

The letter Khaa’ with the kasra is written in this way in the English language “Khi“.

The lettre Khaa’ with sukoon خْ”سكون”:

Let’s see some examples about Khaa’ and sukoon:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
فخْرPrideFakhr
نخْلةPalmNakhla
صخْرةRockSakhra

The letter Khaa’ with the sukoon is written just like that in the English language “Kh“.

It is true that the letter khaa’ is a little complicated, and this is because it is not found in all the languages ​​of the world. They exaggerate it unnecessarily, you just have to focus a little and for any question, we are here to ask us and we will answer it personally, good luck.

How to pronounce the word “خردل” in Arabic?

It is : Khardal

What kind of haraka is there with the letter Haa’ in this word(خردة)?

It is the dammah, we say “Khurda”

What does the letter Khaa’ look like at the end of the word?

It’s:ــخ

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