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The letter ك

Isolated form
ك
Letter name
kaaf = كَاف
Pronunciation
'k'
Connector
Yes

The letter ك has a new shape. Take note in the video of the way the medial and initial forms are handwritten in two parts.

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـك
هُونِيك
over there

Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـكـ
حُكُومِة
same

Initial
Connected only to the letter before it.
كـ
كَمْبَيوتَر
computer

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

Memory Aid

Remember that the letter ك in is isolated form looks like the pouch of a kangaroo with baby (called a Joey by the way) inside, hence the K sounds.

Exercise 1: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example:   ك + تَ + ا+ ب = كتَاب = book

  1. كَ + لْ + ب 
  2. كَ + بِ + ي  + س
  3. شَ + كِ + ل
  4. كُ + و + ب 
  5. أَ + كِ + ل
  6. كِ + ي + س 

Answers

  1. كَ + لْ + ب = كَلْب = dog
  2. كَ + بِ + ي  + س = كَبِيس = pickle
  3. شَكل = شَ + كِ + ل = شَكل = form 
  4. كُ + و + ب = كُوب = Cup
  5. أَ + كِ + ل = أَكل = Food
  6. كِ + ي + س = كيس = Bag

Exercise 2: Listening bingo

The idea of the the game is 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.

The answers will be in the video below [coming soon!] Remember, Arabic reads right to left!

آسِف
إِنْسَان
سَبْت
أَلْف
أَنْف
فَأْس
شَكْل
كتِف
شَبَاب

Answers

  1.  إِنْسَان = human
  2. أَنْف = nose
  3. كتِف = shoulder