After explaining the letter Alif, it is time to learn the next letter in the Arabic alphabet. So, If you are starting to learn the Arabic language, you need to start learning the alphabet letter by letter. As a result, it will help you grasp the language gradually. Arabic letters have their own character, for a foreigner, you need to get to know them without hurrying.

Kaleela tries to present the Arabic language in detail so you understand it thoroughly. In this blog, we will start with a new letter in the Arabic alphabet which is the letter Baa in the Arabic language. Baa is the second letter in the Arabic alphabet and is equivalent to the letter B in English. Baa is easy to pronounce and detect because it’s identical to the English B. Also, the letter Baa only functions as a consonant letter. This blog will find all you need to know about the letter Baa.

Get to know the letter Baa in Arabic

Before we start with the shapes of the letter Baa, we need to demonstrate an important note that states that the letter Baa can be connected from both sides. Unlike the letter Alif which you can only connect from the right side. As shown below in the table, some Arabic letters can only be connected from the right side (1st group). The second group shows how to connect from both sides.

1st group: 

Connected from the right side


2nd group: 

Connected from both sides


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

As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter Baa standing alone. The form of the letter Baa 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 Baa is a long, horizontal curve if it is standing alone and it looks like this “ب.” As in: (باب) which means door. Now, let us get to know the different shapes of the letter Baa and give some Arabic words with Baa.


Baa shapes

The letter Baa has 4 forms, depending on the position in the word

          1. Initial (بـ): When it comes at the beginning of a word

As in:      /bahar/  بحر         which means sea                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2.     Medial (ـبـ): When it comes in the middle of a word

As in:        /jabal/     جبل             which means mountain

                     3.    1) Final (ـب): While being connected 

     As in:           /ʻushb/                 عشب which means grass


       3.    2) Final (ب): While not being connected 

   As in:        /ʼab/                 أب     which means father



The letter Baa is equivalent to the letter B in English. and not to the letter P. In Arabic language, we don’t have the same pronunciation as the letter P. Always make sure to pronounce the letter B in Arabic as heard in the previous videos.

To wrap up





                      /bahar/          بحر                                           



               جبل            /jabal/              

بابل /babil/        


            عشب          /ʼushb/                             

أب        /ʼab/                   


Always ensure to follow the steps and guidelines in Kaleela’s blogs. Kaleela offers its users more practice on both the website and the application, it covers all the material a learner requires. In addition, you can list and break down the Arabic language into classes and subjects to make it easier for you to learn the language gradually. At Kaleela we believe in creating and using a methodology in order for the learner. In order to receive all the information, someone requests. Starting with the Arabic alphabet's fundamental building blocks, we'll work our way up to help you master the language. positive and enjoyable manner. The best approach to learn Arabic the right way is by downloading Kaleel. Also, you can watch and enjoy the video about the letter Baa on our youtube channel.