Numbers

Arabic Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Arabic. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Arabic Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Arabic is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 4 columns (English, Arabic, Pronunciation and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in Arabic

Numbers Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Oneواحدwahed
Firstأولawal
Twoاثنانethnan
Secondثانيthani
Threeثلاثةthalatha
Thirdثالثthaleth
Fourأربعةarba'a
Fourthرابعrabe'
Fiveخمسةkhamsa
Fifthخامسkhames
Sixستةsetta
Sixthسادسsades
Sevenسبعةsab'a
Seventhسابعsabe'
Eightثمانيةthamania
Eighthثامنthamen
Nineتسعةtes'a
Ninthتاسعtase'
Tenعشرةashara
Tenthعاشرasher
Elevenأحد عشرehda 'ashar
Eleventhحادي عشرhady 'ashar
Twelveاثنا عشرethna 'ashar
Twelfthثاني عشرthany 'ashar
Thirteenثلاثة عشرthalatha-ta 'ashar
Thirteenthثالث عشرthaleth 'ashar
Fourteenأربعة عشرةarba'a-ta 'ashar
Fourteenthرابع عشرrabe' 'ashar
Fifteenخمسة عشرkhamsa-ta 'ashar
Fifteenthخامس عشرkhames 'ashar
Sixteenستت عشرةsetta-ta 'ashar
Sixteenthسادس عشرsades 'ashar
Seventeenسبعة عشرsab'a-ta 'ashar
Seventeenthسابع عشرsabe' 'shar
Eighteenثمانية عشرthamania-ta 'ashar
Eighteenthثامن عشرthamen 'ashar
Nineteenتسعة عشرtes'a-ta 'ashar
Nineteenthتاسع عشرtase' 'ashar
Twentyعشرونeshroon
Twentiethالعشرونal'eshroon
Thirty three (31)ثلاثة وثلاثينthalatha wa talateen
One hundred (100)مائةme'a
Three hundred and sixty (360)ثلاث مئة وستونthalathu me'a wa settoon
One thousand (1000)ألفalf
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)ألفين وأربعة عشرalfyn wa arba'ata 'ashar
One millionمليونmelyoon
Onceمرةmarra
Twiceمرتينmarratyn

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Arabic sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Arabic Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Arabic Pronunciation Audio
I'm 30 years oldأبلغ من العمر ثلاثين عاماablughu mena al 'umr thalatheen 'aman
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherلدي أختان وأخ واحدladay ukhtaan wa akh wahed
English is my first languageالإنجليزية هي لغتي الأولىalenjlizia hiya lughati alawla
Her second language is Spanishلغتها الثانية هي الاسبانيةlughatuha athania hiya alespania

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Arabic

School Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Answerإجابةejaba
Bookكتابketaab
Booksكتبkutub
Chairكرسيkursi
Deskمكتبmaktab
Dictionaryقاموسqamoos
Laptopكمبيوتر محمولcumpyoutar mahmool
Libraryمكتبةmaktaba
Notebook (paper notebook)دفترdaftar
Pageصفحةsafha
Paperورقةwaraqa
Penقلمqalam
Pencilقلم رصاصqalam rasas
Questionسؤالsu'al
Schoolمدرسةmadrasa
Studentطالبtaleb
Teacherمعلمmu'alem
Universityجامعةjaame'a

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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Arabic

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
I have a questionلدي سؤالladay su'al
To listenيسمعyasma'
To readيقرأyaqra'
To speakيتكلمyatakalam
To thinkيفكرyufaker
To understandيفهمyafham
To writeيكتبyaktub
What's the name of that book?ما هو اسم هذا الكتاب؟mahua esm haza alketaab
What do you do for a living?ما هو عملك؟mahua 'amaluk
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)أنا معلم / فنان / مهندسana (mu'alem \ fanaan \ muhandes)
Oh! That's good!ياسلام هذا جيدyasalam! Haza jayed!
Can I practice with you?هل يمكنني التّمرن معك؟hal yumkenoni attamarun ma'ak?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Arabic about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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