Lesson 3.1 (page 1 of 1)

Arabic Numbers [0-10]

The numbering system in Arabic is different. It is derived from Indian numerals. The system is as follows:

Trans |
Numbers |
Sound |
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Sefr |
0 |
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waHed |
1 |
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ethnayn |
2 |
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thalaatha |
3 |
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arba’ah |
4 |
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khamsah |
5 |

Some countries, such as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, use our "Arabic" numerals, for example 1965 instead of .

Trans |
Numbers |
Sound |
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settah |
6 |
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sab’ah |
7 |
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thamanya |
8 |
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tis’ah |
9 |
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‘ashrah |
10 |

While Arabic letters are written from right-to-left, numbers in Arabic are written from left-to-right. For example: is the number "127" not "721."