How to Count to 10 in Arabic

Arabic is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. It is also in the Holy Qu'ran. This article shows how to count to ten in Arabic.

Steps

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    Count cardinal numbers to ten:
    • 1 - Wahid
    • 2 - Ithnaan
    • 3 -Thalaatha
    • 4 - Arba'a
    • 5 - Khamsa
    • 6 - Sitta
    • 7 - Sab'a
    • 8 - Thamania
    • 9 - Tiss'a
    • 10 - 'Ashra
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    Count ordinal numbers to ten:
    • 1st - Awal
    • 2nd - Thani
    • 3rd - Thalith
    • 4th - Rabe'h
    • 5th - Khamis
    • 6th - Saadiss
    • 7th - Saabe'h
    • 8th - Thaamin
    • 9th - Tasse'h
    • 10th - A'shir
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    You can make numeral adjectives from ordinals by adding "-an" to the end of the ordinals. For example,
    • Awal-an means at first place, firstly.
    • Thaani-an means at second place, secondly, and so on.
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    Work on pronunciation of the letters. An apostrophe signifies an "aieen", which is a letter in Arabic. It is difficult to type, so ask an Arabic person to help you pronounce this. Also, read the article on pronouncing "kha".
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    Come up with a way to memorize this. Repetition always works:
    • Say them when you wake up.
    • Say them when you eat breakfast.
    • Say them in the shower.
    • Say them in the car.
    • Say them before bed.
    • Say them anywhere you can. Repetition has been known to be the best way of memorization. Keep practicing. You could also create a mnemonic to help memorize these.
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    Have fun!
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    Don't get upset because you forget them just remember you want to do this.

Tips

  • Pronunciation is key!
  • Get an Arabic friend to help you. They will usually be willing to help you pronounce the letters.

Article Info

Categories: Arabic