# Arabic signs

## Introduction

Especcially when you read the Quran, see e.g. the first chapter (Sura) at quran.com/1/1 ), you see a lot of signs over the letters. To read correctly it is therefore important to be able to understand these signs. My ambition is to be able to read the Quran. Can I read the Quran then I am able to ready any Arabic text.

To learn these signs and have the explanations easily available,  I decided to prepare a separate page for these on my site.

As it is easy to create pages in Google drive pasting images etc I created a Google drive page with the signs at

# Index

## Arabic vocal signs

There are three vocal signs:

1. fatah
2. Kashrah
3. Dhamma

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## Hamza

to indicate short wowels, often over the first vocal

## Sukoon

Sukoon over a consonant indicates the absence of a vowel.

Tajweed free school has a good lesson about Sukoon with many good examples.

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Shaddah is a very special sign one has to learn about. it is often used. it looks like a small w or the first part of the letter Siin.

Tajweed FreeSchool

I collected all their examples in my Google doc. That helped me a lot repeating  the Arabic alphabet have great problems remembering.

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