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:
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:
The middle Meem م:
The terminal Meem م:
The letter Meem م with the Harakat حركات:
The letter Meem م with fat.ha فتحة:
The letter Meem م with the Damma ضمة:
The letter Meem م with Kasra كسرة:
The letter Meem م with Sukuun سكون:
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.