Moving on to another letter in the Arabic Alphabet. Always remember that knowing the letters of the Arabic letters is a big step towards learning the Arabic language easily and appropriately. It gives the learner all that is needed to get to advanced Arabic. At Kaleela, we keep trying 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: THaal in the Arabic language. THaal is equivalent to the combination TH in English. THaal is easy to pronounce and detect because it’s identical to the English TH. Also, the letter THaal only functions as a consonant letter. This blog will have all you need to understand the letter THaal.

Get to know the letter THaal in Arabic

Before we start with the shapes of the letter THaal, we need to demonstrate an important note that states that the letter THaal can only be connected 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 (2nd group) shows letters that can be connected from both sides.

1st group: 

Connected from the right side


2nd group: 

Connected from both sides


THaal connects itself from the right side only. So, let us get to know the letter THaal and give some Arabic letter words after the video.

As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter THaal standing alone. The form of the letter THaal 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 THaal is easy to write and it looks like a triangle without the left line and is written with a single stroke and a dot on top. If it is standing alone and it looks like this “ذ.” As in: (ذراع) which means Arm. Now, let us get to know the different shapes of the letter THaal and give some Arabic words with THaal.

THaal shapes

The letter THaal has 2 forms, depending on its position in the word

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

As in:        ذراع             /THiraaʻ/     which means Arm

Medial: 1) While being connected (ـذ):

  As in:        بذور        /buTHour/     which means Seeds

2) While not being connected (ذ):

As in:   أذن              /ʼuTHun/    which means Ear

1) Final: 1) While being connected (ـذ):

     As in:        تلميذ    /tilmeeTH/    which means Student

2) While not being connected (ذ):

   As in:             أستاذ           /ʼustaaTH/   which means Teacher



To wrap up






        ذراع      /THiraaʻ/     


بذور      /buTHour/

        أذن   /ʼuTHun/       


تلميذ       /tilmeeTH/     

أستاذ     /ʼustaaTH/  


That was it for the letter THaal; you can also watch the video about the letter THaal on our YouTube channel and listen to how the letter THaal in order to pronounce properly. 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. 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.