Studying a language has always been advantageous and gives students confidence since it enhances knowledge, memory, and brain function. Every language that is used in this world benefits the person who speaks it. Imagine how much of an impact the Arabic language can have on your brain given its extensive encyclopedia and comprehensive vocabulary, which has about twelve million words. Although it can appear difficult, it is simpler than it seems, especially if you work through the alphabet with Kaleela's assistance.

Let us go on with the basics of the Arabic language. With Kaleela today, we will continue talking about the Arabic Alphabet. The upcoming letter in the Arabic alphabet is the letter Haa’ in Arabic. The letter Haa’ is not equivalent to any of the English letters, however, it is somehow close to the letter H as in Hot but with more emphasis on the letter H. To pronounce it properly, imagine yourself drinking something really refreshing. That, or whispering loud. in this blog, you will find everything you need to know about the letter Haa’.

Get to know the letter Haa’ in Arabic

Before we start with the shapes of the letter /Haa’/, we need to demonstrate an important note that states that the letter Haa’ can connect itself 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 be connected 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 Haa’ falls in the second group, then it is a connecting letter. Now, let us get to know the letter Haa’ and give some Arabic letter Haa’ words after the video.

As shown in the video, this is the shape of the letter Haa’ standing alone. The shape of the letter Haa’ 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 Haa’ looks like a tilted line with the English letter C attached to it. Do not forget that Arabic is written from right to left when standing alone and is written like this “ح.” As in: (حصان) which means Horse. Now, let us learn the different shapes of the letter Haa’ and give some Arabic words with Haa’.

Haa’ shapes

The letter Haa’ has several shapes, depending on its position in the word

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

       As in: حصان     /Hisaan/     which means Horse.


2.     Medial: 1) While being connected (ـحـ):

As in:   لحم     /laHm/    which means Meat.


        2) While not being connected (حـ):

As in:   احمر   /ʼaHmar/   which means Red.


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

       As in:        ملح    /malH/ which means Salt.


          2) While not being connected (ح):

       As in:        تمساح   /timsaaH/   which means Crocodile.


Another point to be noted is that the letter Haa’ can always be connected from both sides unless preceded by a letter from the first group. So, whether it comes in the middle of the word or at the end, it is possible to be disconnected if it is preceded by letters belonging to the first group. 

To Wrap Up





حصان      /Hisaan/  



            /laHm/         لحم    

/ʼaHmar/        احمر     





              /malH/       ملح   

/timsaaH/         تمساح   

Always remember to pronounce the letter Haa’ properly. It is an emphasized H. So, always make sure to produce it from the back of your throat.

That was all for the letter Haa’; 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 of the information he requests. Starting with the Arabic basics to advanced Arabic. Kaleela will guide you all the way to mastering the Arabic language. In a positive and enjoyable manner. The best approach to learn Arabic is through downloading Kaleela. Also, you can watch the video about the letter Haa’ on our YouTube channel and listen to how the letter Haa’ is pronounced.