Qaf Arabic Letter
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Arabic Letter Qāf – (ق) Read & Write with Illustrations Printable Poster

Arabic Letter Qāf (Short Description)

Qaf Arabic Letter

  • Type – Consonants.
  • Alphabetical Order – 21st.
  • Contextual forms – three.
  • Pronounce English letter like – qāf. 

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


21 ق q qāf قَاف

How to Write Arabic Letters Qaf?

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
ـق ـقـ قـ ق

How to Pronounce Letter Qaaf

 ق ⬅️  قاف

The letter Qaaf comes from the very last part of the tongue moving up to touch the soft palate. Try to make the sound of this letter soft. Letter qaaf mainly 3 sounds –

  • Qa – رَقَمْ (Raqam) 
  • Qaa – أَصْدِقَاءْ (Asdhiqaa) 
  • Qi – قِسْمْ (Qism). 

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 Qaf. Interactive word picture for kids plus free printable resources for you.

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