Egyptian Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Egyptian
Pronunciation
one
واحِد
[wahed] Audio
first
أول
[awal] Audio
two
اِتـْنين
[etneen] Audio
second
تاني
[tani] Audio
three
تـَلاتة
[talata] Audio
third
تالت
[talet] Audio
four
أرْبَعة
[arba'a] Audio
fourth
رابع
[rabe'] Audio
five
خـَمْسة
[khamsa] Audio
fifth
خامس
[khames] Audio
six
سِتة
[setta] Audio
sixth
سادِس
[sades] Audio
seven
سَبَعة
[sab'a] Audio
seventh
سابـِع
[sabe'] Audio
eight
تـَمانـْية
[tamania] Audio
eighth
تامِن
[tamen] Audio
nine
تِسْعة
[tes'a] Audio
ninth
تاسِع
[tase'] Audio
ten
عَشرة
[ashra] Audio
tenth
عاشِر
[asher] Audio
eleven
حِداشر
[hedashar] Audio
eleventh
الحداشر
[elhedashar] Audio
twelve
اِتـْناشر
[etnashar] Audio
twelfth
الاتناشر
[eletnashar] Audio
thirteen
تلاتاشر
[talatashar] Audio
thirteenth
التلاتاشر
[ettalatashar] Audio
fourteen
أرْبَعْتاشر
[arba'tashar] Audio
once
مرة
[mara] Audio
fifteen
خـَمسْتاشر
[khamastashar] Audio
twice
مرتِين
[mareteen] Audio
sixteen
سِتَّاشر
[settashar] Audio
Monday
الأتنين
[eletneen] Audio
seventeen
سَبَعـْتاشر
[saba'tashar] Audio
Tuesday
التلات
[ettalat] Audio
eighteen
تـَمانـْتاشر
[tamantashar] Audio
Wednesday
الأربع
[elarbe'] Audio
nineteen
تِسـَعْتاشر
[tese'tashar] Audio
Thursday
الخميس
[elkhamees] Audio
twenty
عِشـْرين
[eshreen] Audio
Friday
الجُمعَة
[gum'a] Audio
seventy one
واحِد وِسَبعين
[wahed we sab'een] Audio
Saturday
السبت
[elsabt] Audio
one hundred
مِيَّة
[meya] Audio
Sunday
الحَد
[elhad] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Egyptian 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 Egyptian. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Egyptian + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
أنا عَندي تلات كِلاب Audio
[ana 'andy talat kelab]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
بِنتي عَندها قُطِّتين Audio
[benti 'andaha 'uteteen]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
هِيَّا بِتِتكَلِّم سَبَع لُغات Audio
[hiya betetkalem saba' lughat]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
أخويا عَندُه إبن وَحيد Audio
[akhuha 'andu ebn waheed]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
دي حِصِتي التانيَة Audio
[de hesseti etania]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
إنتَ قَريت الكِتاب التالت دا؟ Audio
[enta areet elketab ettalet da?]

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

cow
cow Audio
بَقـَرة [ba'ara]
goat
goat Audio
مِعزة [me'za]
donkey
donkey Audio
حُمار [humaar]
horse
horse Audio
حُصان [husaan]
dog
dog Audio
كَلْب [kalb]
cat
cat Audio
قـُطَّة [utta]
mouse
mouse Audio
فار [faar]
bird
bird Audio
طائِر [teer]

Conversation in Egyptian

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
Egyptian
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
إنتَ مِنين؟
[enta meneen] Audio
I'm from the U.S
أنا مِن أمريكا
[ana men amreeka] Audio
I'm American
أنا أمْريكي
[ana amriki] Audio
Where do you live?
عايش فِين؟
[ayesh feen?] Audio
I live in the U.S
أنا عايش في أمريكا
[ana 'ayesh fe amreeka] Audio
What do you do for a living?
بِتِشتَغَل إيه؟
[beteshtaghal eeh?] Audio
I'm a student
أنا طالِب
[ana taleb] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Egyptian? 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.

Egyptian Gender   Egyptian Gender

Egyptian Phrases   Egyptian Phrases



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