In today’s letter, we will have one of the special letters in the Arabic Alphabet. After learning several letters in the Arabic alphabet, now it is time to go for the next letter in Arabic Alphabet which is the letter, Saad.

The letter Saad isn’t equivalent to any of the English letters. However, the letter Saad is close in pronunciation to the letter S in English but with more emphasis. Saad is pronounced like S as in Sun but makes the S sound heavier. When you pronounce the Saad, you position your lips differently like you're about to pronounce O, while to pronounce Seen it looks like you're smiling. The place where the Saad comes out is back in the throat. Furthermore, The letter Saad only functions as a consonant letter. You will find everything you need about the letter Saad in today's blog. How it looks like, its shapes depending on its position in a word and some words with the letter Saad.

Get to know the letter Saad in Arabic

Before we start with the shapes of the letter Saad, we need to demonstrate an important note that states that the letter Saad can be connected 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 be connected from the right side (1st group).

1st group: 

Connected from the right side


2nd group: 

Connected from both sides


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

As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter Saad standing alone. The form of the letter Saad 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 Saad is easy to write and it looks like a horizontal balloon with a big belly attached to it. If it is standing alone, it looks like this “ص.” Now, let us get to know the different shapes of the letter Saad and give some Arabic words with Saad.

Saad shapes

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

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

As in:            صــاروخ /Saarookh/   which means Rocket

    1) Medial while being connected (ـصـ): 

As in:      بـــصــل   /baSal/   which means Onions

     2) Medial while not being connected (صـ):

  As in:     أصفر   / ʼaSfar /   which means Yellow

    1) Final while being connected (ـص):

     As in:          مقـــص   /maqaS/   which means Scissors

    2) Final while not being connected (ص):

   As in:         قرص   /qurS/   which means Disc


To wrap up





    /Saarookh/  صــاروخ



        بـــصــل /baSal/   

              أصفر    /ʼaSfar/ 


  مقـــص /maqaS/     

  بـاص /baaS/ 

That was it for the letter Saad; you can also watch the video about the letter Saad on our YouTube channel and listen to how the letter Saad 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.