Kurdish Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Kurdish Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Kurdish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Kurdish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Kurdish Alphabet

Learning the Kurdish alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Kurdish language.

Below is a table showing the Kurdish alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Kurdish AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
اA,aas in above
B,bas in ball
C,cas in job
چÇ,ças in check
D,das in desk
E,eas in aaccept
ێÊ,êas in bell
F,fas in fruit
G,gas in grow
H,has in hold
حḦ,ḧsharp h as in Hussein
عno equivalent (watch video)
I,ias in open
Î,îas in week
J,jas in pleasure
K,kas in cold
L,las in love
ڵ, ڶas in a doubbled ll
M,mas in mouse
N,nas in near
ۆO,oas in old
پP,pas in poll
Q,qas in Qatar
R,ras in red
ڕ, ڒ, ڔno equivalent (watch video)
S,sas in story
Ş,şas in show
T,tas in toy
U,uas in ultimate
ﻭﻭ, ۇÛ,ûas in boot
ۈno equivalent (watch video)
ڤ, ۋV,vas in very
W,was in wood
X,xas in Loch
Ẍ,ẍno equivalent (watch video)
Y,yas in yes
Z,zas in zoo

Kurdish Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Kurdish Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Kurdish. Once you're done with Kurdish alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Kurdish lessons here: Learn Kurdish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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