Learn the Arabic letter Lam with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Lam ل is the 23rd letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has -almost- the shape of the bottom part of an umbrella. Also, its shape is so similar to the English L.

In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.

The shapes of the letter Lam ل:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـلـلـلـل

How to pronounce Lam ل? 

The pronunciation of the letter Lam ل is similar to the pronunciation of the soft English letter L. To pronounce Lam ل, press the tip of your tongue on the top part of your mouth. 

Examples of words with Lam ل:

Here are some examples of the letter Lam ل at the beginning, middle and end of the word:

The initial Lam ل:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ليلNightLayl
لوحBoardLawh 
لبنYogurt Laban

The middle Lam ل:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
فلكAstronomyFalak
حافلةBusHafilaa
ملحSaltMilh

The terminal Lam ل:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
منزلHouse  Manzel
قفلLockQifl
جملCamelJamal

The letter Lam ل with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Lam ل with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
قلَمPenQalam
لَونColorLawn
عَلَمScienceA’lam

The letter Lam ل with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
لُعبةGame\toyLuo’uba
لُؤلؤPearlLu’lu’ 
لُحومMeats Luhum

The letter Lam ل with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
لِسانTongueLisan
لِصThiefLiss
لِباسclothesLibas

The letter Lam ل with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ملْعقةSpoon  Mela’aqa
بصلْOnionsBassal
عِلْمScienceI’lm

The combination of Lam ل and Alif ا:

When the Arabic letter Alif ا comes after Lam ل, they make the following forms:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـلاـلالال+ا

Examples of the combination of Lam ل and Alif ا:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
InitialلاNoLa
MiddleكلامTalkKalam
Terminalأهلاً وسهلاًWelcomeAhlan wa sahlan

The letter Lam ل is one of the easy Arabic letters which are not difficult to pronounce, as its sound exists in many other languages. And its shape is not similar to any other Arabic letter.

FAQ about the letter Lam ل:

Is Lam ل written on or over the line?

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

Is Lam ل a sun or moon letter?

Lam ل is a sun letter, so the Lam ل in الـ is silent when it is followed by Lam ل, and Lam ل is doubled.

Does Lam ل correspond the light or dark L?

The Arabic letter Lam ل corresponds to the light English L, but there are some special cases when Lam ل corresponds to the dark English L. For example : الله Allah (god). The Lam ل here is dark.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button