So far, we have learned eight letters as far as the alphabet is concerned. Do you remember the letters? Excellent! Now, pronounce them again before we proceed.
If you still need to listen to their pronunciations, click here.
Alef to He
Remember that a building will remain strong if it has got a strong foundation. The more you try to learn these basics, the more fluent you will be with the rest of the lessons. Don’t be so hasty to learn complete words and sentences at this stage. You will find yourself fluent very soon.
Today, we are going to learn some more letters. Ready? Let’s begin.
9- – this letter has no English equivalent. Do you know the pronunciation of ‘J’ in Spanish words like Juan Gonzales? Perfect! So, this letter is called /khe/. /kh/ as /j/ in Spanish Juan, and /e/ as e in set. Need help? Click here.
Like other letters, when combined with the vowels, it may be pronounced as .
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10- , this is called /da:l/.
This letter has only one form. When combined, it may be pronounced as . Need help? Click here.
11- , this is called /za:l/.
This letter has only one form. When combined, it may be pronounced as . Click here to listen.
12- , this is called /re/ as in rent. This letter has only one form. When combined, it may be pronounced as . Need help? Here.
13- , this is called / ze/. /z/ as in zebra and /e/ as in set. This letter has only one form too. When combined, it may be pronounced as .
Note: as you have noticed, these two letters, and , when combined with vowels, have the same pronunciation. That is to say, these two letters have the same pronunciation but different functions. For some words we must use while for others we have to use instead. For the time being, you don’t need to worry about these issues at all. Currently, all you have to do is learn the letters as you are being told. That’s all.