Counting

     
   

       
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A Special Case while Counting.

 

The Arabic Numbers

 

Let’s count...

Listen then write the number.

Numbers:



واحِدٌ  

واحِدْ
1
waahid 

one



 أرْبِعُونَ
أرْبِعينْ
32 ‘rba3iin

forty




اِثْنانٍ
 
اِتْنينْ
2
itneen 


two        




خْمْسونَ

خَمْسينْ
33
khamsiin 

fifty





ثَلاثٌ
 
تَلاتَةْ
3
talaata 

 

three




 سِتُّونَ
 
سِتّينْ
34
sittiin 

sixty



أرْبَعٌ
أرْبَعَةْ
4
‘rba3a 

four



سَبْعونَ
سَبْعينْ
35
saba3iin 

  seventy




خَمْسٌ
خَمْسَةْ
5
khamsa 

 

five




ثَمانونَ
تَمانينْ
36
tamaniin 

eighty


🔴 See more examples

 

 #1 GAME: Egyptian Colloquial

 
 

 #2 GAME: Egyptian Colloquial   

 

 #3 GAME: MSA/Classical

 

 

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 #4 GAME: Arabic using English

 


 #5 GAME:
Egyptian Colloquial

 

 #6 GAME: MSA/Classical

 #7 GAME: Arabic using English

 


 

Be careful:

In Egyptian Spoken Arabic numbers followed by nouns are shortened (see upcoming examples).

Imagine the number cut off by the noun.

 

 #8 GAME: Short vs. Long Numbers (Egyptian  Colloquial)

 

#9 GAME: Short vs. Long Numbers (Arabic using English)


 


   

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