Numbers 11 to 99

11

The number 11 is almost like the number one (waaHid) and ten (3ashara) except a tiny bit different. waaHid becomes 'aHid and 3ashara becomes 3ashar.

'aHidaa 3ashar |

أَحِدى عَشَ - ١١ |

12

The number 12 is almost like the number two ('ithnaan) and ten (3ashara) except a tiny bit different. ithnaan becomes 'ithnaa.

'ithnaa 3ashar(a) |

إثنا عَشَ - ١٢ |

13 - 19

For the numbers 13-19 you can take the regular number (3-9) and add 3ashar.For example here are 13 to 15. Note how the

**taaʾ marbuuTah** at the end of each number is pronounced as 't'.

ثَلاثة عَشَ - ١٣ |

أَربَعة عَشَ - ١٤ |

خَمْسَة عَشَ - ١٥ |

20

The number twenty is a little irregular but as you will see it is similar to other multiples of ten.

3ishriin |

عِشرين - ٢٠ |

30, 40, 50, 60 ...

All the numbers that are multiples of ten can be formed with these rules:

- Take a number from 3 to 9
- Remove the taaʾ marbuuTah
- Add 'iin' to the end (In some dialects it is 'uun' at the end)

For example here are 30, 40 and 50.

ثَلاثين - ٣٠ |

أَربَعين - ٤٠ |

خَمْسِين - ٥٠ |

21 - 99

Numbers above 20 (except for the multiples of 10 covered above) use the Arabic word for 'and' in the same way that we would say "six hundred

**and** twenty". Except in Arabic the smaller number comes first so you you say "four and twenty" for 24.

And - wa |

وَ |

The formula is:

- Start with the smaller number (1-9)
- Add the word 'and' (wa)
- Add one of the multiples of ten from 20-90

Here are examples for 35 and 72. Remember, the

**numbers** are written from left to right but the

**words** are from right to left.

خَمْسَة وَ ثَلاثين- ٣٥ |

إثنان وَ سَبعين- ٧٢ |