Counting

     
   

       
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A Special Case while Counting.

 

The Arabic Numbers

 

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Listen to the number then write it down.

 The numbers:



واحِدٌ  

واحِدْ
1
waahid 

one



 أرْبِعُونَ
أرْبِعينْ
32 ‘rbaçiin

forty




اِثْنانٍ
 
اِتْنينْ
2
itneen 


two        




خْمْسونَ

خَمْسينْ
33
khamsiin 

fifty





ثَلاثٌ
 
تَلاتَةْ
3
talaata 

 

three




 سِتُّونَ
 
سِتّينْ
34
sittiin 
 

sixty



أرْبَعٌ
أرْبَعَةْ
4
‘rbaça 

four



سَبْعونَ
سَبْعينْ
35
sabaçiin 

  seventy




خَمْسٌ
خَمْسَةْ
5
khamsa 

 

five




ثَمانونَ
تَمانينْ
36
tamaniin 
 

eighty


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

Imagine the noun 'cutting off' a few of the letters in the number.


 

 


   

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