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The letter ذ

Isolated form
ذ
Letter name
dhaal = ذَال
Pronunciation
'z' or 'd'
Connector
No

The letter ذ is a non- connector written like د but simply with an extra dot on top.

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـذ
تَذَكَّر
he remembered

Medial
-
-
-
Initial
-
-
-
Isolated
Written alone or after a non-connecting letter.
ذ
إِذَا
if

ذ has pronuciations:

Example
Pronunciation
إِذَا
if

1. ‘z’ like zebra
ذَهَب
gold

2. ‘d’ like duck

To summarise:

Memory Aid

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Exercise 1: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example: ذَ + يْ + ل = ذَيْل =  a tail

  1. ذَ + نْ + ب 
  2. ك + ذِ + ب 
  3. ذَ + كِ  + ي
  4. م + هَ + ذ + ب 

Answers

  1. ذَ + نْ + ب =ذَنْب = guilt 
  2. ك + ذِ + ب = كذِب = Lying
  3. ذَ + كِ  + ي = ذَكِي = smart
  4. م + هَ + ذ + ب = مهَذَب = polite