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Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #01شَمْس الصّيف وشَمْس الشِّتاء
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #02لَحْم الحَمام حَلال ولَحْم الحِمار حَرام
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #03صَفْحة سَبْعَة صَعْبة
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #04دَجاجَة جارْنا عَلى جِدار دارْنا
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #05خيط حَرير على حيط خالتي أمّ خَليل
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #06هذا المِشْمِش مشْ مِنْ مِشْمِشِتْنا
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #07مِشْمِشْنا مشْ مِشْمِشْكُم ومِشْمِشْكُم مشْ مِشْمِشْنا،
لماّ مَشْمَش مِشْمِشْكُم، ما كان مَشْمَش مِشْمِشْنا
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #08قَفص قَصب في قَفص خَشَب
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #09خشَبات الحبْس خمس خشَبات وَخشبة
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #10خوخ الشّـيخ خوش خوخ
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #11قَميص شَريف نَشَف
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #12شَرِبْت بيبْسي وَأَكَلْت شِبْسي
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #13قَفَصْ بَصَلْ ومَصِّيتْ قَفَص قَـصَب
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #14طَبَخْنا في مَطْبَخْكُم طَبْخِتْنا
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #15جدار دار طين دارْنا أكْبَر مِنْ جدار دار طين جارْنا
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #16جَوْ جَدَّه زَيْ جَوْ جِيزان
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #17خَميس الخَبّاز خَبَزْ خَمْس خُبْزات
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #18أَلَمٌ أَلَمَّ أَلَمْ أُلِمَّ بِدَائِهِ إِنْ أنَّ آنٌّ آنَ آنُ أَوَانِهِ
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #19لَم أَجِد حَلّ يَحـُلُّ مَحَلّ الحَلّ الحالي لحالتي الحالية
Tongue Twisters in Arabic | #20روحي وروحك ياروحي روحين بروح , مترح متروح روحك روحی بتروح

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Letter Sheen | “I’m Charlie ___ and the only thing I’m addicted to …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Daal | “I’m a children’s author …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Seen | “Haven’t seen you in while …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Saad | “Sod is another synonym for turf” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Sheen | “He is an American actor….” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Ayn | “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Ghayn | “As the saying goes : No pain, no gain” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Jeem | “If you want to get in shape… “ | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Meem | “ I was a meme like the letter before the Internet!”

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Letter Seen | “Have you seen the crime scene?” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Raa’ | “The animals went in two by two …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Taa’ | The Arabic alphabet is so friendly… A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Meem | “Arabic has all the best memes” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Noon | “I like to take my afternoon naps” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Waaw | “When I saw you, I was like wow!” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Kaaf | “A baby cow is called a calf” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Laam| “Mary had a little lamb …” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Letter Baa’ | “Baa, Baa black sheep, Have you any wool?” | A wee Introduction to Arabic Letters (Using English Words & Rhymes)

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Set #23 | Similar Sounding Consonants: Single ⇄ Double

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Set #22 | Short ⇄ Long Vowels (Damma vs, Waaw)

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Set #21 | Short ⇄ Long Vowels (Kasra ⇄ Yaa’)

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Set #20 | Short ⇄ Long Vowels (Fatha ⇄ Alif.)

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Set #19 | Similar Sounding Letters: Double يّ ⇄ Single ي

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Set #18 | Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant ي ⇄ Vowel ي

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Set #17 | Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant و ⇄ Vowel و

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Set #16 | Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (آ ⇄ أ)

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Set #15 | Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (ا ⇄ أ)

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Set #14 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ك ⇄ ق)

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Set #13 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( س ⇄ ص)

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Set #12 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز ⇄ س )

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Set #11 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز ⇄ ظ )

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Set #10 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ ⇄ ز)

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Set #09 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ ⇄ ظ)

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Set #08 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( د ⇄ ض)

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Set #07 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( خ ⇄ غ)

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Set #06 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح ⇄ ع)

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Set #05 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح ⇄ ه)

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Set #04 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث ⇄ ص)

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Set #03 | Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث ⇄ س)

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Set #02 | Similar-Sounding Letters (ت ⇄ ط)

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Set #01 | Similar-Sounding Letters (أ ⇄ ع)

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Similar Sounding Letters in Arabic | Pronunciation Training Resource

Overview

The following is a comprehensive set of pronunciation drills of similar-sounding Arabic letters which highlight the contrast between strong/emphatic and light/non-emphatic sounds in Arabic. The examples in these drills are arranged in pairs and might sound very similar in pronunciation. Notice the different meanings of these words in the numbered “Key to Vocabulary ” without the need to memorise them at this stage.

How to use this resource?

  1. Practice reading these words aloud multiple times
  2. Pay close attention to the subtle difference in pronunciation between the letters/sounds in the right vs. the left column.
  3. Pair up with a study partner or a native speaker and practise reading the words together.
  4. Note down which sounds you are finding difficult and which ones require more practice. Discuss them with your teacher.

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 Emphatic vs. Non-Emphatic Sounds
set #01Similar-Sounding Letters (أ vs. ع)
set #02Similar-Sounding Letters (ت vs. ط)
set #03Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث vs. س)
set #04Similar-Sounding Letters ( ث vs. ص)
set #05Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح vs. ه)
set #06Similar-Sounding Letters ( ح vs. ع)
set #07Similar-Sounding Letters ( خ vs. غ)
set #08Similar-Sounding Letters ( د vs. ض)
set #09Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ vs. ظ)
set #10Similar-Sounding Letters ( ذ vs. ز)
set #11Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز vs. ظ )
set #12Similar-Sounding Letters ( ز vs. س )
set #13Similar-Sounding Letters ( س vs.ص)
set #14Similar-Sounding Letters ( ك vs. ق)
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 Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif “أ”
Set #15Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (ا vs. أ)
Set #16Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Alif (آ vs. أ)
 Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Waaw “و”
Set #17Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant و vs. Vowel و
 Similar Sounding Letters: The Case of Yaa’ “ي”
Set #18Similar Sounding Letters: Consonant ي vs. Vowel ي
Set #19Similar Sounding Letters: Double يّ vs. Single ي
 Short vs. Long Vowels
Set #20Short vs. Long Vowels (Fatha vs. Alif.)
Set #21Short vs. Long Vowels (Kasra vs. Yaa’)
Set #22Short vs. Long Vowels (Damma vs, Waaw)
 Short Single vs. Double Consonant
Set #23Similar Sounding Consonants: Single vs. Double

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