Back to have more knowledge about 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 Seen. The letter Seen is equivalent to the English letter S in English as in (Sun), Seen Arabic letter is easy to pronounce and detect because it corresponds to the letter S. It only functions as a consonant letter. In today’s blog, you will find all you need to know about the letter Seen. How it looks like, its shapes depending on its position in a word and some words with the letter Seen.

Get to know the letter Seen in Arabic

Before we start with the shapes of the letter Seen, we need to demonstrate an important note that states that the letter Seen 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 Seen falls in the second group. Seen connects itself from both sides. So, let us get to know the letter Seen and give some Arabic words with Seen after the video.

As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter Seen standing alone. The form of the letter Seen 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 Seen is easy to write and it looks like three little teeth lined up with a big belly attached to it. If it is standing alone, it looks like this “س.” Now, let us get to know the different shapes of the letter Seen and give some Arabic words with Seen.


Seen shapes

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

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

As in:                   سكر /sukkar/   which means Sugar

 Medial: 1) While being connected (ـسـ): 

As in:           تمساح               /timsaaH/    which means Crocodile

                            2) While not being connected (سـ):

     As in:           تماسيح            /tamaaseeH/   which means Crocodiles

  Final: 1) While being connected (ـس):

     As in:                شمس  /shams/    which means Sun

 Final: 2) While not being connected (س):

   As in:                  كأس        /kaʼs/      which means Cup




To wrap up






                                 /sukkar/         سكر               



تمساح      /timsaaH/   

    تماسيح   /tamaaseeH/  



  كأس       /mawS/    

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