3. The Fat.hah (The Open-Minded 😎)

Name in ArabicPronunciationShape
Fat.hah/ʌ/, /ɑː/, /ə/َ

The Fat.hah is the sound you make when you open your mouth, like the U in “Fun, Mud, and Strut”.

It’s written as a diagonal line above the letter.

How to pronounce the letters with Fat.hah:

ءَ

عـَ

غـَ

بـَ

يـَ

نـَ

تـَ

ثـَ

حـَ

جـَ

خـَ

دَ

ذَ

رَ

زَ

وَ

كـَ

لـَ

مـَ

هـَ

فـَ

قـَ

سـَ

شـَ


ضـَ

طَ

ظَ

Examples of words with Fat.hah:

يـَ جـ د

[yajid]

فـَ عَـ لـ

[fa’al]

شـَ يـ ء

[shay’]

سـَ مـَ ا ء

[sama’]

سـَ بـَ بـ

[sabab]

بَـ د ر

[badr]