Arabic Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Arabic lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Arabic to help you practice your daily phrases. Click on the sound icon to hear the words.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Arabic
Pronunciation
one
واحد
[wahed] Audio
first
أول
[awal] Audio
two
إثنان
[ethnan] Audio
second
ثاني
[thani] Audio
three
ثلاتة
[thalatha] Audio
third
ثالث
[thaleth] Audio
four
أربعة
[arbaa] Audio
fourth
رابع
[rabee] Audio
five
خمسة
[khamsa] Audio
fifth
خامس
[khames] Audio
six
ستة
[setta] Audio
sixth
سادس
[sades] Audio
seven
سبعة
[sabaa] Audio
seventh
سابع
[sabee] Audio
eight
ثمانية
[thamania] Audio
eighth
ثامن
[thamen] Audio
nine
تسعة
[tesaa] Audio
ninth
تاسع
[tasee] Audio
ten
عشرة
[ashara] Audio
tenth
عاشر
[asher] Audio
eleven
إحدا عشر
[ehda ashar] Audio
eleventh
حادي عشر
[hadi ashar] Audio
twelve
إتنا عشر
[ethna ashar] Audio
twelfth
ثاني عشر
[thani ashar] Audio
thirteen
ثلاثة عشر
[thalatha ashar] Audio
thirteenth
ثالث عشر
[thaleth ashar] Audio
fourteen
أربعة عشر
[arbaa ashar] Audio
once
مرة واحدة
[marra waheda] Audio
fifteen
خمسة عشر
[khamsa ashar] Audio
twice
مرتين
[marratain] Audio
sixteen
ستة عشر
[setta ashar] Audio
Monday
إثنين
[ethnain] Audio
seventeen
سبعة عشر
[sabaa ashar] Audio
Tuesday
ثلاثاء
[thulathaa] Audio
eighteen
ثمانية عشر
[thamania ashar] Audio
Wednesday
أربعاء
[arbeaa] Audio
nineteen
تسعة عشر
[tesaa ashar] Audio
Thursday
خميس
[khamees] Audio
twenty
عشرون
[eshrun] Audio
Friday
جمعة
[jumua] Audio
seventy one
واحد و سبعون
[wahed wa sabuun] Audio
Saturday
سبت
[sabt] Audio
one hundred
مائة
[mea] Audio
Sunday
أحد
[ahad] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Arabic cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Arabic. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Arabic + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
لدي ثلاثة كلاب Audio
[ladai thalathat kelaab]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
إبنتي لديها قطتين Audio
[ebnati ladaiha qettatain]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
هي تتكلم سبع لغات Audio
[hiya tatakallam sabu lughaat]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
أخي له إبن واحد Audio
[akhi lah ebn wahed]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
هذا هو درسي الثاني Audio
[hada huwa darsi athani]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
هل قرأت الكتاب الثالث؟ Audio
[hal qarata alkitaab athaleth?]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
بقرة [baqara]
goat
goat Audio
معزة [maeza]
donkey
donkey Audio
حمار [hemar]
horse
horse Audio
حصان [hesan]
dog
dog Audio
كلب [kalb]
cat
cat Audio
قط [qet]
mouse
mouse Audio
فأر [faar]
bird
bird Audio
طائر [tair]

Conversation in Arabic

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Arabic
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
من أين أنت؟
[men ayn ant?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
أنا من أمريكا
[ana men amrika] Audio
I'm American
أنا أمريكي
[ana amriki] Audio
Where do you live?
أين تعيش؟
[ayn taeesh?] Audio
I live in the U.S
أعيش في أمريكا
[aeesh fe amrika] Audio
What do you do for a living?
ما هو عملك؟
[mahuwa amaluk?] Audio
I'm a student
أنا طالب
[ana taleb] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Arabic? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Arabic Gender   Arabic Gender

Arabic Phrases   Arabic Phrases



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