English-Arabic dictionary/Numbers in Arabic

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Cardinals[edit]

English Arabic Transliteration
Zero خلوة chilwa
One واحد wàhid
Two إثنين isnain
Three ثلاث salās
Four أربع arba
Five خمس chams
Six سدس sids
Seven سبع sab
Eight ثاماني samani
Nine تسع tis
Ten عشر ashr
Eleven أحدعش ahadash
Twelve إثناعش isnash
Thirteen ثلاثعش salasash
Fourteen أربش arbash
Fifteen خمسشر khamsashr
Sixteen سدسشر sidsashr
Seventeen سبعشر sabashr
Eighteen ثمانعش samànash
Nineteen تسش tisash
Twenty عشرون ishrùn

Ordinals[edit]

English Arabic Transliteration
First (1st) أوّل awwal
Second (2nd) ثاني sāni
Third (3rd) ثالث salis
Fourth (4th) رابع ràbi
Fifth (5th) خامس chàmis
Sixth (6th) سادس sàdis
Seventh (7th) سابع sàbi
Eighth (8th) ثامن sāmin
Ninth (9th) تاسع tàsi
Tenth (10th) عاشر àshir
Eleventh (11th) حادي عشر hadiya ashar
Twelth (12th) ثاني عسر saniya ashar
Fourteenth رابع عشر rabiya ashar
Twentieth (20th) العشرون alishrún
Fiftieth الخمسون alchamsún

Writing methodology[edit]

Numbers are written the same as in English; so ثلاث is 3 and أربع is 4. There is an original system of writing the numerals (shown below) but it has became obsolete, this system was adopted from India and survives in Persian and Urdu; the original system went change too, by the 18th century printers in Lebanon were using the form ٤ for ۴, and ٥ for ۵.

Arabic English
0 0
۱ 1
۲ 2
۳ 3
۴ 4
۵ 5
۶ 6
۷ 7
۸ 8
۹ 9