Each letter in the alphabet is challenging and unique to the language it is used in. In fact, the letters themselves distinguish the languages, especially in terms of pronunciation. One of the distinctive Arabic letters will be highlighted in today's blog. After studying a few more letters in the Arabic alphabet, it's time to move on to the letter Taa’.

The letter Taa’ isn’t equivalent to any of the English letters. However, it is close in pronunciation to the letter T in English but it is a forceful sound. To pronounce it properly, put the tip of your tongue between your teeth, and pull the middle section down. Apply air pressure against your teeth and let it out forcefully. To help, try imagining Taa’ like a pressuring T. The letter Taa’ only functions as a consonant letter. You will find everything you need about the letter Taa’ in today's blog. How it looks like, its shapes depending on its position in a word and some words with the letter Taa’.

Get to know the letter Taa’ in Arabic

Before we start with the shapes of the letter Taa’, we need to demonstrate an important note that states that the letter Taa’ can connect itself from both sides. As shown below in the table. The second group (2nd group) shows letters that can be connected from both sides. Some Arabic letters can only connect themselves from the right side (1st group).


1st group: 

Connected from the right side


2nd group: 

Connected from both sides


The letter Taa’ falls in the second group. Taa’ connects itself from both sides. So, let us get to know the letter Taa’ and give some Arabic words with Taa’ after the video.

As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter Taa’ standing alone. The form of the letter Taa’ changes depending on where it appears in a word. So, we can have it either at the beginning of the word (initial), middle of the word (medial), or ending of the word (final). But firstly, notice that the letter Taa’ is easy to write and it looks like a horizontal balloon with a straight line drawn on top. If it is standing alone, it looks like this “ط.” Now, let us get to know the different shapes of the letter Taa’ and give some Arabic words with Taa’.

Taa’ shapes

The letter Taa’ has 4 forms, depending on its position in the word

Initial (ط): When it comes at the beginning of a word: 

As in:    طــبيب         /Tabeeb/   which means Doctor

Medial: 1) While being connected (ـطـ): 

As in:        بـــطــيخ           /baTTeekh/       which means Watermelon

             2) While not being connected (طـ):

     As in:     وطـن        /waTan/      which means       Homeland

Final: 1) While being connected (ـط):

     As in:      قــط          /qiT/     which means Cat

2) While not being connected (ط):

   As in:      بـلـوط          /ballooT/          which means Oak



To wrap up





                   /Tabeeb/         طـبيب 



     بـــطــيخ            /baTTeekh/

                         وطن   /waTan


    قــط        /qiT/

               بـلـوط     /ballooT/  

That was it for the letter Taa’; you can also watch the video about the letter Taa’ on our YouTube channel and listen to how the letter Taa’ is pronounced. Kaleela offers its users further practice on both the website and the application, and it covers all the material you require. Also, you can have the Arabic language listed and broken down into levels and topics to make it easier for you to learn the language gradually. Furthermore, We at Kaleela believe in creating and using a methodology such that the learner receives all the information he requests. Starting with the Arabic basics to advanced Arabic. Kaleela will guide you to master the Arabic language. In a positive and enjoyable manner. The best approach to learn Arabic is through downloading Kaleela. https://kaleela.page.link/bgs