THE LETTERS DAAL AND DHAAL
The arabic letter “Daal” looks like a curved line in a shape of an arc, where its lower part is more horizontal. It is pronounced like the letter “D”. It is joined only from the right side. We press the tip of the tongue to the root of the top front teeth to pronounce it.
The letter “Dhaal” looks the same as the letter “Daal”. The only difference is that it has small dot above it. To pronounce it we have to touch the top front teeth with the tip of our tongue and we say “Z”. The dot above this letter is a part of the letter and also a part of many other arabic letters that have it on. We call this harf – soft “Z”. It is joined only from the right side and in the English language it matches the word “the”.