Learn the Arabic letter Thaa with word samples 2024

The Arabic letter Thaa ظ is the 17th letter in the Arabic alphabet. It has -almost- the shape of an oval with a “stick” and a dot over it. The dot is the only difference between Tah ط and Thaa ظ. In addition to the isolated form, this letter has 3 forms in an Arabic word.

The shapes of the letter Thaa ظ:

TerminalMiddleInitialIsolated
ـظـظـظـظ

How to pronounce Thaa ظ? 

The pronunciation of the letter Thaa ظ  is similar to the pronunciation of the letter Thaa ث, but unlike Thaa ث, it is rough. The pronunciation of Thaa comes from your mouth by pressing your tongue to your central incisor teeth of the upper jaw and pronouncing D. It is similar to the pronunciation of the “th” in the word “although”.

Examples of words with Thaa ظ: 

Here are some examples of the letter Taa ظ at the beginning, middle, and end of the word:

The initial Thaa ظ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
ظهرBack (as an organ) thahr 
ظاهرةPhenomenonThahira
ظنّHe thought Thann

The middle Thaa ظ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
وظيفةJob\homeworkWathifa
نظافةCleanlinessNathafa 
ملاحظةNoteMulahatha

The terminal Thaa ظ:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
حفظSaveHifth 
استيقظHe got upIstayqath  
فظّRude Fath

The letter Thaa ظ with the Harakat حركات:

The letter Thaa ظ with fat.ha فتحة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
نظَارةEyeglasses Nathaara
موظَّفOfficer\office workermwthaf
نظَامSystem Nitham

The letter Thaa ظ with the Damma ضمة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
منظُورPerspectiveManthur
ظُلمةDarknessThulma
محظُوظLuckyMahthuth

The letter Thaa ظ with Kasra كسرة:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
حظِيرةBarnHatheera
منظِّفCleanerMunathif
ظِفرNailThifr

The letter Thaa ظ with Sukuun سكون:

ArabicEnglishPronunciation
لفظْPronunciationLafth 
مكتظّْCrowdedMuktth
مُلاحَظْObservedMulahth

The letter Thaa ظ is one of the Arabic letters which are difficult to pronounce and can be mixed up with other letters. As for Thaa ظ, it could be mixed up with Thaa ث so pay attention.

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