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The letter ف

Isolated form
ف
Letter name
faa = فَاء
Pronunciation
'f'
Connector
Yes

ف has a new and simple circular shape with a single dot in it.

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـف
كِيف
why

Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـفـ
نَفِس
same

Initial
Connected only to the letter before it.
فـ
فِي
there is

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

Memory Aid

Think of the single dot a flame 🔥 or fire, as both words begin with ‘f’!

Exercise 3: 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 ف or if you want, 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:  آ + سِ + ف = آسِف =  sorry

  1. أَ + نْ + ف
  2. سَ + يْ + ف
  3. أَ + لْ + ف
  4. سَ + فَ + ر
  5. فَ + ن
  6. فُ + و + ل

Answers

  1. أَ + نْ + ف = أَنْف =  nose
  2. سَ + يْ + ف = سَيْف = sword 
  3. أَ + لْ + ف = أَلْف = thousand 
  4. سَ + فَ + ر = سَفَر = travel
  5. فَ + ن = فَن = Art
  6. فُ + و + ل = فُول = Bean