Today we will learn the next letter in Arabic alphabet. Always remember that the Arabic language is easy to understand and learn. All you need to do is have the proper tutor and enjoy it, as it is fun and full of knowledge and of course full of culture. If you are planning to learn Arabic, you need to start with the Arabic Alphabet and go through them letter by letter.

In order for you to fully comprehend Arabic, we aim to convey it to you in detail here at Kaleela. The upcoming letter in the Arabic alphabet is the letter Taa in Arabic. The letter Taa is letter number three in the Arabic alphabet and it is equivalent to the letter T in English, Taa is easy to pronounce and detect because it’s identical to the English T. and just like the letter Baa, it only functions as a consonant letter. in this blog, you will find everything you need to know about 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 the letter Taa can be connected from both sides, unlike the letter Alif which can only connect itself from the right side. Also, remember that there are some Arabic letters that can only connect themselves from the right side as in the table below in the first group, and the rest from both sides as in the 2nd group.


1st group: 

Connected from the right side


2nd group: 

Connected from both sides




Since the letter Taa falls in the second group, then it is a connecting letter. Now, let us get to know the letter Taa and give some Arabic letter Taa words after the video.





As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter Taa standing alone. The shape of the letter Taa changes depending on where it appears in a word and its surrounding letters. Whether it comes at the beginning of the word (initial), middle of the word (medial), or ending of the word (final). But firstly, notice that Taa is a long, horizontal curve with two dots above it, just like a smiley face. Do not forget that writing Arabic is from right to left when it is standing alone and looks like this “ت.” As in: (كتاب) which means book. 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 6 forms, depending on the position in the word 

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

                      As in: تمر   /tamr/      which means dates


Medial: 1) When it comes connected in the middle of a word (ـتـ)

              As in:       مكتب     /maktab/    which means office


             2) When it comes unconnected in the middle of a word (تـ):

                  As in:       مكاتب     /maktab/    which means offices


       Final while being connected (ـت):

                 As in:      بنت   /bint/      which means girl



Final while not being connected (ت):

          As in:    تحو    /hoot/      which means whale


Now moving on to a new form or shape of the letter Taa, /taaʼ marbootah/, which only comes at the end of a word, we use it mainly for feminine nouns. And of course, it is different from the final forms of the letter Taa that we mentioned previously. First, we will learn how they appear in a word and then demonstrate why to write it like this and how to pronounce it.


 Final while being connected added to feminine nouns (:(ـة

        As in:    مدرسة   /madrasah/   which means school.


Final while not being connected added to feminine nouns (:

As in:   مبراة    /mibraah/   which means sharpener.



After knowing how they look in a word, we need to explain when to use them. It is a moving Taa or as we call it. Two ways to pronounce Taa, when you want to connect it with the next word and comes with Harakat (diacritics, small marks that are above a consonant letter), make sure to pronounce it Taa, as in مدرسة الفريد /madrasatu alfareedi/. And Haa, which is a letter in Arabic Alphabet, when you stop at it, as in مدرسة /madrasah/. As this blog is about the basics of Arabic, then this is what you need to know for now. Later on, when in advanced grammar, you will have more explanation of why we use Taa marbootah.

Another note to point out is that the letter Taa can always connect itself from both sides unless a letter from the first group precedes it. So, whether it comes in the middle of the word or at the end, it is possible for the Taa to disconnect itself from preceding letters if they are from the first group. 


To wrap up





              /tamr/         تمر  




     مكاتب /makaatib/ 






        بنت  /bint/     

حوت   /hoot/     


Taa marbootah

     مدرسة    /madrasah/  

          مبراة /mibraah/                  


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