Learn the Arabic letter Meem with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Meem م is the 24th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has the shape of a small hollow or filled circle with a small line down.

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

The shapes of the letter Meem م:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـمـمـمـم

How to pronounce Meem م? 

The pronunciation of the letter Meem م is the same as the pronunciation of the English letter M. To pronounce Meem م, press your tips together and let the air come out of your nose.

Examples of words with Meem م:

Here are some examples of the letter Meem م at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Meem م:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مسجدMosqueMasjed
مصنعFactoryMasna’a
موزBananaMawz

The middle Meem م:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
رمّانPomegranateRummaan
كلمةWordKalimaa
جُملSentencesJumal

The terminal Meem م:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ثومGarlicThou 
قلمPenQalam
عِلمScienceE’ilm

The letter Meem م with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Meem م with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مَلعبStadium  Malab
مَدرسةSchoolMadrasa
مَنزلHouse\Home Manzel

The letter Meem م with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مُكعّبCube  Muka’aab
مُهندسEngineerMuhandes
مُثلّجاتIce creamMuthalajat

The letter Meem م with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
مِفتاحKeyMiftah  
مِصباحLampMisbah
قمِيصShirtQamiss

The letter Meem م with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
تمْثالStatueTimthal
قمْحWheatQamh
نمْلAntsNaml

The letter Meem م 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.
The shape of the middle Meem ـمـ might be confusing as it is close to the middle Faa ـفـ and middle Ghayn ـغـ. Unlike Meem ـمـ, both of these letters have a dot above.

FAQ about the letter Meem م:

Is Meem م a sun or moon letter?

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

Is Meem م written on or over the line?

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

Does Meem م correspond to the English M?

Yes, it does.

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