The first section of Arabic words that the letter (ظ) is pronounced like the letter (ز) in Egyptian dialect:

Luck —-> حظ

Funny —-> ظريف

Oppression —-> ظلم

Envelope —-> ظرف

Terrible / Tremendous —-> فظيع

Memorization / Keeping —-> حفظ

Guess / Suspicion —-> ظن

The second section of Arabic words that the letter (ظ) is pronounced like the letter (ض) in Egyptian dialect:

Noon —-> ظهر

Shadow —-> ظل

Cleanliness —-> نظافة

Bone —-> عظمة

Darkness —-> ضلمة) <—- ظلام)

The good news is there are a few words in Arabic with the letter Zaa’a (), so try to memorize the examples above as these are the most common words we use in Egypt!

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