Numbers in Arabic

This free audio lesson on numbers in Arabic is essential stuff for your Arabic language survival kit! Whether you're going to the market for groceries, need to tell someone your age, or want to pass on your phone number, knowing your numbers and being able to count is essential in all cultures.

Note: In this lesson all gender specific words and sentences are in the masculine form.

Let's talk numbers in Arabic

1 to 10 in Arabic


Let’s start with the basics - numbers 1-10 (١,٢,٣,٤,٥,٦,٧,٨,٩, and ١٠) 

Counting in Arabic is pretty straightforward. There are, however, rules that must be followed, particularly with the higher numbers like the ones we cover now! We'll begin with smaller numbers before moving on to multiples of large numbers.

11 to 20 in Arabic

Multiples of 10

Now for multiples of 10 in Arabic:

Using these numbers and the basic pattern, can you construct some of your own? Try practicing with these:

How did you go? Once you've mastered this pattern you'll be able to construct any number under 100.

Numbers over 100

When talking about numbers between 100 and 999 always start with the multiple of 100 and then read the last two digits starting from the right, like this:

Now for some multiples of 100 and 1000:

Follow the same pattern when counting in the thousands -

Whew! That's a lot of numbers to take in at once! Remember to practice your counting in your everyday life, like when counting change or reading street addresses. Good luck!

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