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Arabic Letter Ha – (ح): Know Alphabetical Order

The Arabic alphabet is a fascinating language with many unique features, including the letter “Ha” (ح).

This letter is part of the consonant group in the alphabet and is sixth in the order of the alphabetical letters. There are four contextual forms for this letter, and it is pronounced like its English counterpart . 

ha letter arabic alphabet

In this article we will explore the significance of this letter, how it’s used in both written and spoken language, and how to properly pronounce it.

Arabic Letter Ha (Short Description)

  • Type – Consonants.
  • Alphabetical Order – 6th.
  • Contextual forms – Four.
  • Pronounce English letter like – ḥāʾ. 

A – Serial Number, B – Isolated Form, C – Trans-literation, D – Letter name, E – Letter Name In Arabic Script.


6 ح ḥāʾ حَاء

How to Pronounce Letter Haa

ح  ⬅️  حا 

Haa letter comes from the middle part of the throat from the epiglottis. This letter is pronounced by opening the mouth and applying some force on the throat.

Try to make the sound of this letter sharp. Letter Haa mainly 3 sounds –

  • Ha – اَلْأَحَدْ (Al Ahad) 
  • Haa – حَارْ (Haar) 
  • Hi – حِذَاءْ (Hidhaa). 

How to Write Arabic Letters Ha?

The Arabic alphabet doesn’t have upper or lowercase letters, like we see in the Latin alphabet letters. but the letters are combing when writing a word. However, each arabic letter can be written in Contextual forms.

The arabic letters of words are written and read from right to left, horizontally. There are four Contextual forms that each letter can take:

  • Initial
  • Medial
  • Final
  • Isolated (Detached). 
Contextual forms
Final Medial Initial Detached
ـح ـحـ حـ ح

You Must Know About Arabic Alphabet Letters

  • The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters but some author include ء hamza as a letter then counting will be 29.
  • In Arabic Letters have only 3 vowels namely – (و،ا،ي) but ي and و which can be both consonants and vowels while Alif (،ا،) is only pure vowel.
  • In Arabic Alphabet, no capital and small letters.

Learn words that start with the Arabic alphabet letter HA. Interactive word picture for kids plus free printable resources for you.

Conclusion Points

Arabic Letter Ha (ح) is the sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet in alphabetical order. It is a consonant belonging to the Hah group (حَاءُ). 

It has four contextual forms, namely isolated form, initial form, medial form and final form. Even though it looks like ‘H’ in English alphabets, it is pronounced differently with a very subtle hissing sound at the end. 

The pronunciation will vary slightly for each dialect, but generally speaking it has a more aspirated ‘h’ than what we are used to hearing in the English language. 

In terms of Arabic phonetics and orthography, Arabic Letter Ha (ح)is one of the most important letters as its pronunciation affects that of other letters around it.

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