Darija – Numbers – 1

Number

Darija

Arabic Writing

1

7d (m)

w7da (f)

واحد

وحدة

2

jôj

zôj

جوج

زُوج

3

tlâta

تلاتة

4

rb3a

ربعة

5

khmsa

خمسة

6

stta

سْتة

7

sb3a

سْبعة

8

tmnya

تْمنية

9

ts3ôd

تْسعود

10

3shra

عْشرة

11

7Dâsh

حْضاش

12

Tnâsh

طْناش

13

tlTTâsh

تْلطاش

14

rb3Tâsh

رْبعطاش

15

khmsTâsh

خْمسطاش

16

sTTâsh

سْطاش

17

sb3Tâsh

سْبعطاش

18

tmnTâsh

تْمنطاش

19

tz3Tâsh

تْزعطاش

R is added to numbers from 11 to 19 when a noun comes after them.

Examples:

- Tnâshr ktâb طْناشر كتاب = Twelve books.

- tmnTâshr noqTa تنمطاشر نقطة = Eighteen points.

- khmsTâshr alf خمسطاشر ألف = Fifteen thousand.




Number

Darija

Arabic Writing

20

3shrîn

عْشرين

21

Wâ7d o 3shrîn

واحد أُ عْشرين

22

tnayn o 3shrîn

تْناين أُ عشرين

23

tlâta w 3shrîn

تْلاتة و عشرين

24

rb3a w 3shrîn

رْبعة و عشرين

25

khmsa w 3shrîn

خمسة و عشرين

26

stta w 3shrîn

ستة و عشرين

27

sb3a w 3shrîn

سبعة و عشرين

28

tmnya w 3shrîn

تْمنية و عشرين

29

ts3ôd o 3shrîn

تْسعود و عشرين

- Numbers are combined in Arabic like in German: one and twenty, two and twenty, three and twenty…

- 2 is the only number that changes when combined with another one. We say: jôj ktôba جوج كتوبة (two books), and tnayn o 3shrîn ktâb تناين أُ عشرين كتاب (twenty two books), but never jôj o 3shrîn ktâb جوج أُ عشرين كتاب.

O means and. In 21 (one and twenty) and 22 (two and twenty) for example, and stayed as o because wâ7d واحد (one) and tnayn تناين (two) end with consonants. When numbers coming before 3shrîn عشرين (twenty) for instance end with vowels, then o becomes w, to avoid having two consecutive vowels.

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