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The letter ه

Isolated form
ه
Letter name
haa = هَاء
Pronunciation
'h'
Connector
Yes

The ه letter is slightly harder to write. ه has several different forms like the medial form which looks somewhat like number 8 or an infinity sign ∞. Pay attention to its form which changes in every position.

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـه
لَأَنُه
most

Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـهـ
مُهِم
also

Initial
Connected only to the letter before it.
هـ
هُوِّ
computer

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

Memory Aid

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Exercise 1: 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 ه

Alternatively, 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!].  

علاء: السلام عليكم

أنا اسمي علاء، من سوريا، حلب.

عايش حالياً بإيطاليا، بمدينة روما.

درست العلوم السياسية، والعلاقات الدولية، والأدب الإنجليزي.

بشتغل كأستاذ للغة العربية، وبحكي عربي، وإنجليزي، وشوية إيطالي، وبتمنالكون التوفيق 

مع السلامة!

Exercise 2: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example: جَ + ن + ب  = جَنب = beside (location)

  1. مِ + ن + ه + ا + ج 
  2. سَ + ه + م
  3. هُ + جُ + و + م
  4. نَ + ه + ر
  5. نَ + ه + ا + ر
  6. شَ + ه + ر

Answers

  1. مِ + ن + ه + ا + ج = مِنهاج = Curriculum 
  2. سَ + ه + م = سَهم = arrow 
  3. هُ + جُ + و + م = هُجُوم = attack
  4. نَ + ه + ر = نَهر = River
  5. نَ + ه + ا + ر = نَهار = Day/ daytime
  6. شَ + ه + ر = شَهر = month