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Audio with Theyab's pronunciation









There is only one word in Arabic for "the" which is al or ال.

However, when Arabic is spoken: words beginning with "sun" or shamsiyah letters change the sound of the al slightly.

Here are the sun letters:


t
d
r
z
s
9
'9
6
'6
l
n


If a word begins with the letter "n" like the word naf6, when you add the definitive article al to the beginning of the word, its sound changes. It becomes an-naf6.

Another word of the day was sufrah, dining area, so when you say
 "the dining area" you say as-sufrah. And so on.