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The letter غ

Isolated form
غ
Letter name
ghayn = غَيْنْ
Pronunciation
Please watch the video below!
Connector
Yes

This sound is similar to خ which we have seen before, but instead, غ is ‘voiced’. Notice difference between the kit and goat. The ‘g’ is voiced, whereas the ‘k’ is not. You want your غ sound to have the voiced quality like the ‘g’ sound.

And now with the with short vowels:

غ is written like ع but the only difference is the dot placed on top!

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـغ
Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـغـ
شِغِل
work(noun)
Audio coming soon

Initial
Connected only to the letter before it.
غـ
غِير
other

Isolated
Written alone or after a non-connecting letter.
غ
دِمَاغ
brain

Exercise 1: Distinguishing between similar sounds

Listen to the sounds and decide if you are hearing the غ sound or the خ sound both of which are distinct to Arabic.

Audio coming soon!

Number
خ
غ
1.
خَرَاب
غُرَاب
2.
رَخْوة
رَغْوة
3.
خبْرَة
غَبْرَة
4.
خَدْ
غَدْ
5.
خَمْرَة
غَمْرَة
6.
خَرَز
غَرَز

Exercise 2: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example: غَ + يْ + مِ + ة = غَيْمِة = Cloud

  1. غَ + رِ + ي + ب 
  2. ي + غَ + يّ + ر 
  3. غَ + رَ + ا + م + ة
  4. لُ + غَ + ة 
  5. غَ + سِ + ي + ل 
  6. غَ + ا + بِ + ة
  7.  غَ + ا + لِ + ي

Answers

  1. غَ + رِ + ي + ب = غَرِيب = (adj.) Strange 
  2. ي + غَ + يّ + ر = يغَيّر = he changes
  3. غَ + رَ + ا + م + ة = غَرَامة = a fine
  4. لُ + غَ + ة = لُغَة = Language
  5. غَ + سِ + ي + ل = غَسِيل = Laundry
  6. غَ + ا + ب + ة = غَابِة = Forest
  7.  غَ + ا + لِ + ي = غَالِي = Expensive

Exercise 3: Dictation

Watch to the video, listen to the word, pause, attempt to write the answer, then compare what you wrote with the written answer.

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!

Video coming soon…

Exercise 4: Listening bingo

The idea of the the game is to circle the three sounds you will hear in the recording.

If you get it correct you will be able to draw a line through the three answers from one side to the other like Bingo!

Note the table will display as list on the mobile or at smaller sizes.

جغْرَافيَا
عَسَل
لُغَة
مَدرَسِة
حِوَار
غرْفة
غِنِّيِّة
غَلَط
عَيْلة

Answers

  1. غِنِّيِّة = song
  2. حِوَار = dialogue
  3. لُغَة = language