Skip to content

The letter ط

Isolated form
ط
Letter name
Taa = طَاء
Pronunciation
It is pronounced like ‘t’ but with the emphatic change in pronunciation. (see video below)
Connector
Yes

And now with the short vowels:

And now with the short vowels:

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـط
خَرَايِط
maps
audio coming soon

Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـطـ
خَرِيطَة
map

Initial
Connected only to the letter after it.
طـ
طَرِيق
path

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

Exercise 1: Distinguishing between similar sounds

Listen to the sounds and decide if you are hearing the ت sound which is similar to English from the ط sound which is distinct to Arabic.

Coming soon!

Number
ت
ط
1.
تَمر
طَمر
2.
تَبَّل
طَبَّل
3.
تين
طين
4.
تَرَف
طَرَف
5.
تَرتيب
تَرطيب

Exercise 2: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example:  سَ + لَ + طَ + ة = سَلَطَة = Salad

  1. سُ + لْ + طَ + ة 
  2. طَ + يّ + ا + رَ + ة
  3. طَ + لَ + ب 
  4. طَ + ا + لِ + ب 
  5. طِ + ي + ن 
  6. طَ + ا + و + لِ + ة 
  7. ط + يُ + و + ر 

Answers

  1. سُ + لْ + طَ + ة = سُلْطَة = Authority
  2. طَ + يّ + ا + رَ + ة = طَيّارَة = Plane 
  3. طَ + لَ + ب = طَلَب = he requests/asks for 
  4. طَ + ا + لِ + ب = طَالِب = Student
  5. طِ + ي + ن = طِين = Mud
  6. طَ + ا + و + لِ + ة = طَاولِة = Table
  7. ط + يُ + و + ر = طيُور = Birds

Exercise 3: Dictation

Please listen to the recording below and write the follwing words with the correct short vowel marking above it.

This is the hardest type of exercise here. Don’t agonise if you can’t do this, move quickly on to the answers. There are sometimes several sounds for the same letter like ‘a’ which has َ and ا and ة. So just give it your best shot! Or it is too much, move on!

[Recording coming coon!]

Answers

  1. لَطِيف = Kind/Nice
  2. فطُور = Breakfast
  3. طَالب = Student
  4. طَلَبْ = he requests/asks for
  5. طَاولة = Table