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Starts with…….in Arabic

15 Feb

So many times I have sat down and brainstormed objects that start with a certain letter of the Arabic alphabet to use for Arabic lessons/activities. And pretty much all of the time I lose the list. So, I decided to sit down and type one up so that I would know where to find it when I needed it. I thought it would probably come in handy for others so I am sharing it here.

Insha Allah, I will try to add to it, but  here are some to get started:

Alif – arnab (rabbit), ibrah (needle), asad (lion),  alif-yeah-laam—deer, ananas (pineapple), anf (nose), uthn (ear), asnaan (teeth)

Baa – baab (door), beyt (house), baqarah (cow), battah (duck), burtuqaal (orange), (bataataa) potato, basilla (peas), beydh/beydhah (egg)

Taa – taaj (crown), tuffah (apple), teen (fig), timsah (alligator)

Thaa—thowb; thalaajah (refrigerator), th’abaan (snake)

Jeem—jamal (camel), jabal (mountain)

Haa –himaar (donkey), hisaan (horse), hoot (whale), haleeb (milk)

Khaa –khuroof (sheep), khubz (bread), khukh (peach), khiyaar (cucumbers)

Daal—dubb (bear), dumyah (doll), dajaaj (chicken), daairah (circle), dalw (bucket), daftar (notebook)

Thaal—theyl (tail),  th’ib (wolf)

Raa—rummaan (pomegranate), raas (head), raqabah (neck)

Zaa –zeytoon (olive), zahrah (flower), zanjabil (ginger)

Seen—sayyarah (car), safeenah (ship), samak/samakah (fish), sareer (bed), sikinah (knife), sitaarah (curtain), sa’ah (clock)

Sheen –shams (sun), sh’ar (hair), showkah (fork)

Saad –salaat (prayer), sahn (plate)

Daad—difda’ (frog)

Taw –taa’ir (bird),  taa’irah (airplane), tabeeb/tabeebah (doctor)

Thaw—thabee (gazelle)

Ein—‘anza (goat), ‘inab (grapes), aseer (juice), eyn (eye), ‘asha (dinner)

Ghein—ghadaa—lunch,ghurab(crow)

Faa—farawlah (strawberry), fam (mouth), furn (oven), fatoor (breakfast)

Qaaf—qittah (cat), qitaar (train), qird (monkey), qadim (foot), qalam (pencil), quffaz (gloves)

Kaaf—kalb (dog), kummathra (pear), karaz (cherries), Kabah, kursee (chair), kitaab (bok)

Laam—laymoon or  leem (lemon), lisaan (tongue), laban (milk)

Meem—mowz (banana), maraba (jam), masjid, mil’aqah (spoon), mistarah (ruler), musht (comb), miftaah (key), miqaas (scissors), miknasah (broom)

Noon—nimr (tiger), naml  or nimlah (ant), nahl (honey bee) , nafithah (window), niqaab (veil)

haa, Hurayrah (kitten), hubayrah (hyena), hulaam (gelatin)

wow—waraq (paper, leaf), ward/wardah (rose)

yeah—yad (hand)

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