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, Sheen. The letter Sheen is equivalent to the English combination SH in English as in (SHip or SHampoo), Sheen Arabic letter is easy to pronounce and detect because it corresponds to the combination SH. Also, It only functions as a consonant letter. In today's blog, you will find everything about the letter Sheen. How it looks like, its shapes depending on its position in a word and some words with the letter Sheen.

Get to know the letter Sheen in Arabic

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

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


Sheen shapes

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

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

As in:            شــمـس /shams/   which means Sun


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

As in:           مــشــط /mishT/ which means Comb


                      2) While not being connected (شـ):

  As in:     فرشاة        /furshaah/   which means Brush


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

     As in:        عــش  /ʻish/    which means Nest


2) While not being connected (ش):

   As in:         قـرش /qirsh/   which means Shark


To wrap up






    /shams/        شــمـس



      مــشــط /mishT/     

            فرشاة     /furshaah/  


    عــش /ʻish/        

  قـرش /qirsh/ 


That was it for the letter Sheen; you can also watch the video about the letter Sheen on our YouTube channel and practice pronouncing the letter, Sheen. 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. So, 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.