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The letter ج

Isolated form
ج
Letter name
jiim = جِيم
Pronunciation
'j'
Connector
Yes

It has a new and distinctive shape that you should pay attention to.

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـج
نْتَائِج
results

Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـجـ
تِجَارَة
commerce

Initial
Connected only to the letter after it.
جـ
جْدِيد
culture

Isolated
Written alone or after a non-connecting letter.
ج

Exercise 1: Picking out letters from words

Please copy the text below and paste it into a word processor or note-taking app.

Then bold the examples of the letter ج

Alternatively, print out the text and circle them with a pen a paper.

You will not understand most of the text, the skill is just to pick out letters from words!

If your on your mobile you may want to skip this one.

If this is unclear see the opening of the answer video below [Coming soon!].  

حسين: مرحبا !

أنا اسمي حسين وأنا من سوريا من حلب

بس هلق أنا ساكن ب لبنان ب طرابلس

عمري تنين وتلاتين سنة ومتزوج ومرتي من بريطانيا

درست المعلوماتية الإدارية وكمان درست دبلومة ب الجامعة الإمريطيا ب التعليم

بحكي انجليزي وبحكي عربي

بشتغل أستاذ لغة العربية وأحياناً بشتغل مترجم مع صحفيين

بالتوفيق !

Exercise 2: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example: جَ + ن + ب  = جَنب = beside (location)

  1. أَ + جْ + بَ + ا + ن
  2. أَ + جَ + ا + نِ + ب
  3. ج + ي + ب + و + ت + ي
  4. جَ + وَ + ا + ب
  5. جِ + ي + ل
  6. جَ + بَ + ل
  7. جِ + ي + ت

Answers

  1. أَ + جْ + بَ + ا + ن = أَجْبَان = cheeses
  2. أَ + جَ + ا + نِ + ب = أَجَانِب = foreigners 
  3. ج + ي + ب + و + ت + ي = جيبوتي = Djibouti 
  4. جَ + وَ + ا + ب = جَوَاب = answer
  5. جِ + ي + ل = جِيل = Generation
  6. جَ + بَ + ل = جَبَل = Mountain 
  7. جِ + ي + ت = جِيت = I came

Exercise 3: Breaking up words into letters

Please break up the following words in into isolated letters. These words have no meaning, they are just for practice.

For example بُبَ would become بُ followed by بَ.

  1. جَوَاب
  2. ثَلْج
  3. أَجَانِب
  4. جِيل
  5. أَجْبَان
  6. وَاجِب

Answers

  1. جَوَاب =  جَ + وَ + ا + ب = answer
  2. ثَلْج = ثَ + لْ + ج = snow
  3. أَجَانِب = أَ + جَ + ا + نِ + ب = foreigners
  4. جِيل = جِ + ي + ل = generation
  5. أَجْبَان = أ + جْ + بَ + ا + ن = cheeses
  6. وَاجِب = وَ + ا + جِ + ب = duty