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Numbers 0 to 10

The modern numbers (0-9) used in the West are derivatives of the Arabic numbers which themselves are derivatives from the Indian numeral system. Up until the 16th century the West still mostly used Roman numerals (I, II, III, IV etc..). Since they have a common ancestor there are many similarities.

Numbers are written from left to right unlike the rest of the Arabic language.

Zero - ٠
calloutThe number zero is written as a dot like a period.
Zero
٠

Sifr
صِفر

One - ١
The number one is written as a single downward stroke like the number '1'.
One
١

waaHid
واحِد

Two - ٢
The number two has 2 strokes and looks a little like a '2' rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Two
٢

Two - 'ithnaan
إثنان

Three - ٣
The number three has 3 strokes and looks a little like a '3' rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Three
٣

thalaatha
ثَلاثة

Four- ٤
Four is written like a backwards '3'.
Four
٤

'arba3a
أَربَعة

Five - ٥
Five is written as a small circle.
Five
٥

khamsa
خَمْسَة

Six- ٦
Six is written like a '7'.
Six
٦

sitta
سِتَّة

Seven - ٧
Seven is a downward arrow.
Seven
٧

sab3a
سَبعة

Eight - ٨
Eight is an upward arrow.
Eight
٨

thamaanya
ثَمانيَة

Nine - ٩
This is just like the number '9'.
Nine
٩

tis3a
تِسعة

Ten - ١٠
Ten is written by writing one then zero. Like '10' is.
Ten
١٠

3ashara
عَشَرَة