Learn the Arabic letter Noon with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Noon ن is the 25th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has -almost- the shape of a half-open circle with a dot over it.

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

The shapes of the letter Noon ن:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـنـنـنـن

How to pronounce Noon ن? 

The pronunciation of the letter Noon ن is the same as the pronunciation of the English letter N. To pronounce Noon ن, press your tongue on the top part of your mouth and let the air come out of your nose.

Examples of words with Noon ن:

Here are some examples of the letter Noon ن at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Noon ن:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
نومSleepNawm
نهرRiverNahr
نخلةPalm treeNakhla

The middle Noon ن:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
أرنبRabbitArnab
منزلHouse\Home Manzel
منظرSceneryManthar

The terminal Noon ن:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
لونColorLawn
ثمنPriceThaman
ميزانScalesMizan

The letter Noon ن with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Noon ن with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
عنَبGrapesI’nab  
بنَاءBuildingBina‘a 
نَعامةOstrichNa’ama

The letter Noon ن with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
نُجومStarsNujum
فانُوسLanternFanus
نُورLightNuur

The letter Noon ن with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
نِسرEagleNisr
نِمرTigerNimr
رنِينRingingRaniin

The letter Noon ن with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
أنْفNoseAnf
صنْبورFaucetSunbur
سنْجابSquirrelSinjab

The letter Noon ن is one of the easy Arabic letters which are not difficult to pronounce, as its sound exists in many other languages. 

The shape of the middle Noon ـنـ might be confusing as it is close to the middle Baa ـبـ. You can notice, Noon ـنـ, has a dot above while Baa ـبـ has a dot down.

FAQ about the letter Noon ن:

Does Noon ن correspond to the English N?

Yes, it does.

Is Noon ن a sun or moon letter?

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

Is Noon ن written on or over the line?

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

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