Learning how to count in Arabic is an important part of understanding the language. Arabic numbers follow patterns that are easy to learn once you get the basics. In this blog post, we will guide you through the numbers in Arabic from 1 to 1000.

## Numbers in Arabic 1-1000

Here’s a table showing Arabic numerals 1 to 20 along with their Arabic script and pronunciation:

Number | Arabic Numerals | Arabic Script | Pronunciation |
---|---|---|---|

1 | ١ | واحد | Wahid |

2 | ٢ | اثنان | Ithnan |

3 | ٣ | ثلاثة | Thalatha |

4 | ٤ | أربعة | Arba’a |

5 | ٥ | خمسة | Khamsa |

6 | ٦ | ستة | Sitta |

7 | ٧ | سبعة | Sab’a |

8 | ٨ | ثمانية | Thamaniya |

9 | ٩ | تسعة | Tis’a |

10 | ١٠ | عشرة | Ashara |

11 | ١١ | أحد عشر | Ahad Ashar |

12 | ١٢ | اثنا عشر | Ithna Ashar |

13 | ١٣ | ثلاثة عشر | Thalatha Ashar |

14 | ١٤ | أربعة عشر | Arba’a Ashar |

15 | ١٥ | خمسة عشر | Khamsa Ashar |

16 | ١٦ | ستة عشر | Sitta Ashar |

17 | ١٧ | سبعة عشر | Sab’a Ashar |

18 | ١٨ | ثمانية عشر | Thamaniya Ashar |

19 | ١٩ | تسعة عشر | Tis’a Ashar |

20 | ٢٠ | عشرون | Ishrun |

**Notes:**

- For numbers 1 and 2, the feminine forms are different from the masculine ones.
- From numbers 3 to 10, the feminine forms are generally made by removing the final “ة” (taa’ marbuta) from the masculine form, with some exceptions.
- For compound numbers (11-20), the feminine forms follow specific patterns.

In Arabic, numbers 1 (واحد – wāḥid) and 2 (اِثْنَان – ithnān) function like adjectives and must agree with the noun in gender, definiteness, and case:

**Number 1 (واحد – wāḥid):**Follows the noun it modifies, agreeing in gender and definiteness.- Masculine: كِتَابٌ وَاحِد (kitābun wāḥid) – One book
- Feminine: سَيَّارَةٌ وَاحِدَة (sayyāra wāḥida) – One car
**Number 2 (اِثْنَان – ithnān):**Also follows the noun, agreeing in gender and case.- Masculine: رَجُلان اِثْنَان (rajulān ithnān) – Two men
- Feminine: سَيَّارَتَان اِثْنَتَان (sayyāratān ithnatān) – Two cars

## Numbers 3 to 10

**Placement:**The number precedes the noun.- Example: ثَلاثَة كُتُب (thalātha kutub) – Three books
**No Tanwin or Alif-Lam:**They do not have tanwin or alif-lam.- Example: سَبْعَة كُتُب (sabʿa kutub) – Seven books
**Noun Case:**The noun is in the genitive case (majrur) and must be plural.- Example: ثَمَانِيَة أَوْلاد (thamāniya awlād) – Eight boys
**Gender Agreement:**The number and noun must have opposite genders.- Example: خَمْسَة طُلَّاب (khamsa ṭullāb) – Five students (ṭullāb is masculine, so the number “five” is feminine)
- Example: أَرْبَع سَيَّارَات (arbaʿ sayyārāt) – Four cars (sayyārāt is feminine, so the number “four” is masculine)

**READ MORE: Arabic Numbers 1 100 – A Simple Guide**

## Arabic Numbers: 11 to 20

When learning Arabic numbers, it’s important to understand how they function grammatically. Here’s a detailed guide to Arabic numbers 11 through 20, focusing on their structure and usage.

### Numbers 11 to 19

In Arabic, numbers from 11 to 19 are compound words, consisting of two parts:

**The first part**indicates the number 1-9.**The second part**indicates “ten.”

Both parts of the compound number are indeclinable, meaning they do not change form. However, there are some rules to follow:

**Gender Agreement:**

- The first part of the number is opposite in gender to the noun being counted. For example, if the noun is feminine, the first part will be masculine.
- The second part of the number agrees with the gender of the noun being counted.

**Case and Declension:**

**Tamyeez:**The number is always in the singular and accusative case (mansub), which is known as tamyeez.**Exceptions for 2:**Numbers 2 (اثنان) and 2 (اثنتان) are exceptions. In the genitive and accusative cases, they become**اثني**and**اثنتي**.

Here’s a breakdown of numbers 11 to 19:

**أحد عشر (Ahad Ashar)**– Eleven**اثنا عشر (Ithna Ashar)**– Twelve**ثلاثة عشر (Thalatha Ashar)**– Thirteen**أربعة عشر (Arba’a Ashar)**– Fourteen**خمسة عشر (Khamsa Ashar)**– Fifteen**ستة عشر (Sitta Ashar)**– Sixteen**سبعة عشر (Sab’a Ashar)**– Seventeen**ثمانية عشر (Thamaniya Ashar)**– Eighteen**تسعة عشر (Tis’a Ashar)**– Nineteen

Number | Masculine Form | Feminine Form |
---|---|---|

11 | أحد عشر (Ahad Ashar) | إحدى عشرة (Ihda Ashar) |

12 | اثنا عشر (Ithna Ashar) | اثنتا عشرة (Ithnata Ashar) |

13 | ثلاثة عشر (Thalatha Ashar) | ثلاث عشرة (Thalath Ashar) |

14 | أربعة عشر (Arba’a Ashar) | أربع عشرة (Arba’a Ashar) |

15 | خمسة عشر (Khamsa Ashar) | خمس عشرة (Khams Ashar) |

16 | ستة عشر (Sitta Ashar) | ست عشرة (Sitta Ashar) |

17 | سبعة عشر (Sab’a Ashar) | سبع عشرة (Sab’a Ashar) |

18 | ثمانية عشر (Thamaniya Ashar) | ثمان عشرة (Thamaniya Ashar) |

19 | تسعة عشر (Tis’a Ashar) | تسع عشرة (Tis’a Ashar) |

### The Number Twenty

The number 20 in Arabic is unique:

**Form:****عشرون (Ishrun)**– Twenty**Pattern:**It follows the same pattern as the sound masculine plural. This means it has a consistent form regardless of the gender of the noun being counted.**Noun Case:**The noun being counted is always in the singular and accusative case (mansub), known as**tamyeez**. This rule applies to numbers from 11 to 99.

### Practical Tips

**Practice Gender Agreement:**Ensure you correctly match the gender of the noun with the second part of the number.**Use Tamyeez:**Remember to use the singular and accusative case for the noun being counted.**Understand Exceptions:**Pay attention to the exceptions with the number 2 and adjust accordingly in the genitive and accusative cases.

By following these guidelines, you’ll enhance your understanding and use of Arabic numbers in everyday situations. Practice regularly to become proficient in using these numbers correctly in both writing and conversation.

## How to Form Arabic Multiples of Ten

In Arabic, forming multiples of ten (like 30, 40, 50) follows a clear and simple pattern. Once you understand the basic rule, it’s easy to transform singular numbers into their tens forms. Let’s break it down step by step.

### Step-by-Step Process to Form Arabic Tens

To create a multiple of ten in Arabic, you need to follow these steps:

**Start with the Feminine Singular Form**: In Arabic, many numbers in their singular form (like three, four, or five) end with**Taa marbuta**(ة), which is the feminine ending. For example:

- Three:
**ثلاثة**(thalātha) - Four:
**أربعة**(arba‘a)

**Remove the Taa Marbuta (ة)**: To form the plural (tens), remove the**Taa marbuta**ending. This leaves the masculine form of the number.

- Three becomes
**ثلاث**(thalāth) - Four becomes
**أربع**(arba‘)

**Add the Ending “woun” (ون)**: Finally, add the masculine plural ending**“woun” (ون)**to the number.

- Three becomes
**ثلاثون**(thalāthūn) – thirty - Four becomes
**أربعون**(arba‘ūn) – forty

### Examples of Forming Arabic Tens

Let’s look at how this rule applies to different numbers:

**Three (ثلاثة)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**ثلاث (thalāth)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**ثلاثون (thalāthūn)**– Thirty**Four (أربعة)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**أربع (arba‘)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**أربعون (arba‘ūn)**– Forty**Five (خمسة)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**خمس (khams)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**خمسون (khamsūn)**– Fifty**Six (ستة)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**ست (sitt)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**ستون (sittūn)**– Sixty**Seven (سبعة)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**سبع (sab‘)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**سبعون (sabʿūn)**– Seventy**Eight (ثمانية)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**ثمان (thamān)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**ثمانون (thamānūn)**– Eighty**Nine (تسعة)**→ Remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**→**تسع (tisʿ)**→ Add**“woun” (ون)**→**تسعون (tisʿūn)**– Ninety

### Key Things to Remember

**Gender Agreement**: In Arabic, numbers 3-9 have gender agreement, meaning the masculine form is used for feminine nouns and vice versa. However, when forming tens, the**“woun” (ون)**ending is used regardless of the noun’s gender.**Uniform Rule**: Except for**عشرون**(ʿishrūn) for twenty, all other multiples of ten follow the same pattern: remove the**Taa marbuta (ة)**and add**“woun” (ون)**.

### Quick Reference Chart

Number | Feminine Form (Singular) | Remove Taa Marbuta | Add woun | Multiple of Ten |
---|---|---|---|---|

3 | ثلاثة (thalātha) | ثلاث (thalāth) | ون (woun) | ثلاثون (thalāthūn) |

4 | أربعة (arba‘a) | أربع (arba‘) | ون (woun) | أربعون (arba‘ūn) |

5 | خمسة (khamsa) | خمس (khams) | ون (woun) | خمسون (khamsūn) |

6 | ستة (sitta) | ست (sitt) | ون (woun) | ستون (sittūn) |

7 | سبعة (sab‘a) | سبع (sab‘) | ون (woun) | سبعون (sabʿūn) |

8 | ثمانية (thamāniya) | ثمان (thamān) | ون (woun) | ثمانون (thamānūn) |

9 | تسعة (tis‘a) | تسع (tisʿ) | ون (woun) | تسعون (tisʿūn) |

## Numbers from 21 to 99 in Arabic

When forming numbers from **21 to 99** in Arabic, the structure is different from English. In English, we usually start with the **tens** and then add the **ones** (e.g., twenty-three, thirty-seven). However, in Arabic, it’s the opposite: we begin with the **ones** first and then follow with the **tens**, connecting them using the word “و” (wa), which means “and.”

### Steps to Form Numbers from 21 to 99 in Arabic

**Start with the Ones**:- The first part of the number will be the numeral for the ones (e.g., 3, 7, 9). Use the singular form of the number.

**Add “و” (Wa)**:- After the ones, insert the word “و” (wa), which means “and.”

**Add the Tens**:- After “و” (wa), use the multiple of ten (like 20, 30, 40, etc.).

**Final Structure**:- The structure will be:
**Ones + “و” (wa) + Tens**.

- The structure will be:

### Examples

Here are some examples of how to form numbers in this range:

**23**:- Start with
**3**(ثلاثة – thalātha) → Add “و” (wa) → Add**20**(عشرون – ʿishrūn). **Result**:**ثلاثة و عشرون (thalātha wa ʿishrūn)**– Twenty-three.

- Start with
**37**:- Start with
**7**(سبعة – sabʿa) → Add “و” (wa) → Add**30**(ثلاثون – thalāthūn). **Result**:**سبعة و ثلاثون (sabʿa wa thalāthūn)**– Thirty-seven.

- Start with
**59**:- Start with
**9**(تسعة – tisʿa) → Add “و” (wa) → Add**50**(خمسون – khamsūn). **Result**:**تسعة و خمسون (tisʿa wa khamsūn)**– Fifty-nine.

- Start with
**82**:- Start with
**2**(اثنان – ithnān) → Add “و” (wa) → Add**80**(ثمانون – thamānūn). **Result**:**اثنان و ثمانون (ithnān wa thamānūn)**– Eighty-two.

- Start with

### Important Things to Remember

**Ones First, Tens Second**:- Always start with the ones and then follow with the tens in Arabic. This is the reverse of how numbers are structured in English.

**The Word “و” (Wa)**:- “و” (wa), meaning “and,” is always used to connect the ones and the tens. Think of it as the glue that holds the two parts of the number together.

**Gender Agreement**:- For numbers 3-9, remember that Arabic numbers have gender forms. However, when forming numbers in this range, the
**ones**number agrees in gender with the noun, while the**tens**remain masculine. For example:- For
**23 students**(male), it would be**ثلاثة و عشرون طالبًا (thalātha wa ʿishrūn ṭāliban)**. - For
**23 students**(female), it would be**ثلاث و عشرون طالبة (thalāth wa ʿishrūn ṭāliba)**.

- For

- For numbers 3-9, remember that Arabic numbers have gender forms. However, when forming numbers in this range, the

### Visual Reference Table for Numbers 21 to 99

Number | Structure | Arabic (Ones + Wa + Tens) |
---|---|---|

21 | 1 + “و” (wa) + 20 | واحد و عشرون (wāḥid wa ʿishrūn) |

32 | 2 + “و” (wa) + 30 | اثنان و ثلاثون (ithnān wa thalāthūn) |

47 | 7 + “و” (wa) + 40 | سبعة و أربعون (sabʿa wa arbaʿūn) |

59 | 9 + “و” (wa) + 50 | تسعة و خمسون (tisʿa wa khamsūn) |

68 | 8 + “و” (wa) + 60 | ثمانية و ستون (thamāniya wa sittūn) |

93 | 3 + “و” (wa) + 90 | ثلاثة و تسعون (thalātha wa tisʿūn) |

## Number 100 in Arabic

In Arabic, the word for 100 is:

**مائة**(miʾa) – one hundred

## Key Things to Remember

**Gender Agreement**: In Arabic, some numbers change depending on the gender of the noun they are describing. For numbers 3 to 9, the number is masculine when describing feminine nouns and vice versa. For example:

- Three books (masculine):
**ثلاثة كتب**(thalātha kutub) - Three pens (feminine):
**ثلاثة أقلام**(thalātha aqlām)

**Number 2 (Dual Form)**: The number 2, or**اثنان**(ithnān), does not change whether the noun is masculine or feminine. You can use it as is.**Combination of Units and Tens**: When combining numbers like 21, 32, or 54, always say the unit first, followed by the tens.

## Understanding Hundreds in Arabic

Learning how to count in Arabic is essential for mastering the language. This guide will help you understand how to express hundreds in Arabic, from 100 to 900, and give you clear examples and pronunciation tips.

### The Structure of Hundreds in Arabic

Arabic numbers in the hundreds from 300 to 900 consist of two parts:

- The masculine numeral (300, 400, 500, etc.).
- The word
**مئة**(mi’a), which means “hundred.”

Here’s how it works:

**300**: ثلاثمائة (thalāthumiyya) – Three hundred**400**: أربعمائة (arba‘umiyya) – Four hundred**500**: خمسمائة (khamsumiyya) – Five hundred**600**: ستمائة (sittumiyya) – Six hundred**700**: سبعمائة (sab‘umiyya) – Seven hundred**800**: ثمانمائة (thamānumiyya) – Eight hundred**900**: تسعمائة (tis‘umiyya) – Nine hundred

**Phonetic Pronunciation**:

**300**: thalāthumiyya**400**: arba‘umiyya**500**: khamsumiyya**600**: sittumiyya**700**: sab‘umiyya**800**: thamānumiyya**900**: tis‘umiyya

#### Special Case: 100 and 200

**100**: The number 100 in Arabic is مئة (mi’a). This is a simple, singular form used for “one hundred.”

**200**: The number 200 is مائتان (mi’atān). The suffix **ان** (ān) indicates the dual form, meaning “two hundreds.”

**Phonetic Pronunciation**:

**100**: mi’a**200**: mi’atān

**Examples**:

**200 books**: مائتان كتاب (mi’atān kitāb)**200 cars**: مائتان سيارة (mi’atān sayyāra)

#### Gender and Number Rules

In Arabic, numbers 3 to 9 agree in gender with the noun they modify. Here’s how it works:

- For masculine nouns, use the masculine form of the hundreds.
- For feminine nouns, use the feminine form of the hundreds.

**Examples**:

**Three hundred books**: ثلاثمائة كتاب (thalāthumiyya kitāb) – Masculine**Three hundred cars**: ثلاثمائة سيارة (thalāthumiyya sayyāra) – Feminine

#### Quick Reference Table

Number | Arabic (Script) | Phonetic (Pronunciation) | English Translation |
---|---|---|---|

100 | مئة | mi’a | One hundred |

200 | مائتان | mi’atān | Two hundred |

300 | ثلاثمائة | thalāthumiyya | Three hundred |

400 | أربعمائة | arba‘umiyya | Four hundred |

500 | خمسمائة | khamsumiyya | Five hundred |

600 | ستمائة | sittumiyya | Six hundred |

700 | سبعمائة | sab‘umiyya | Seven hundred |

800 | ثمانمائة | thamānumiyya | Eight hundred |

900 | تسعمائة | tis‘umiyya | Nine hundred |

With these clear explanations, pronunciation tips, and examples, you should now have a solid understanding of how to express hundreds in Arabic. Practice these numbers, and you’ll feel more confident using them in everyday conversations!

## Arabic Word for “Thousand”

In Arabic, the word for “thousand” is **ألْفٌ** (alf). It is a noun, similar to **مئة** (mi’a), but with some unique rules. Here’s a detailed guide on how to use **ألْفٌ** effectively.

### Key Features of **ألْفٌ**

**Gender Neutrality**:

- Unlike
**مئة**(mi’a), which changes according to gender,**ألْفٌ**remains the same regardless of gender. This means it doesn’t change form for masculine or feminine nouns.**Examples**: **A thousand countries**:**ألْفُ بَلَدٍ**(alfu balad) – Masculine**A thousand adventures**:**ألْفُ مُغامَرَةٍ**(alfu mughamara) – Feminine

**Usage with Numbers 3–9**:

- When
**ألْفٌ**is used with numbers 3 to 9, the number itself is feminine, and**ألْفٌ**becomes plural.**Example**: **Four thousand pens**:**ثَلَاثَةُ آلَافٍ قَلَمٍ**(thalāthatu ālāf qalam) – The numeral**ثَلَاثَةُ**(thalāthatu) is feminine, and**آلَافٍ**(ālāf) is the plural form of**ألْفٌ**.

**Usage with Numbers Greater Than Ten**:

- When
**ألْفٌ**is preceded by a number greater than ten, it remains singular but changes to the accusative case, just like other nouns.**Example**: **Twenty thousand**:**عِشْرُونَ أَلْفًا**(ʿishrūna alfān) – Here,**عِشْرُونَ**(ʿishrūna) is twenty, and**أَلْفًا**(alfan) is the accusative form of**ألْفٌ**.

**Singular and Dual Forms**:

- When
**ألْفٌ**is used in singular or dual forms, it behaves similarly to**مئة**(mi’a).**Examples**: **One thousand ways**:**أَلْفُ طَرِيقَةٍ**(alfu ṭarīqa) – Singular**One thousand and one ways**:**أَلْفُ طَرِيقَةٍ وَطَرِيقَةٌ**(alfu ṭarīqa wa ṭarīqa) – Singular**One thousand and two ways**:**أَلْفُ طَرِيقَةٍ وَطَرِيقَتَانِ**(alfu ṭarīqa wa ṭarīqatān) – Singular and dual**Two thousand ways**:**أَلْفَا طَرِيقَةٍ**(alfā ṭarīqa) – Dual

#### Quick Reference Table

Number | Arabic (Script) | Phonetic (Pronunciation) | English Translation |
---|---|---|---|

1000 | ألفٌ | alf | One thousand |

2000 | ألفا | alfā | Two thousand |

3000 | ثلاثة آلاف | thalāthatu ālāf | Three thousand |

4000 | أربعة آلاف | arbaʿatu ālāf | Four thousand |

20,000 | عشرون ألفاً | ʿishrūna alfān | Twenty thousand |

#### Tips for Using **ألْفٌ**:

**Match the Gender**: While**ألْفٌ**itself doesn’t change, make sure the nouns it describes are correctly matched in gender when using numbers 3-9.**Accusative Case**: Remember that when using numbers greater than ten,**ألْفٌ**changes to the accusative case.**Practice with Examples**: To get comfortable, practice forming sentences with**ألْفٌ**in various contexts, such as amounts and measurements.

With this guide, you should have a clearer understanding of how to use **ألْفٌ** and its related forms in Arabic. Keep practicing, and you’ll become proficient in expressing large quantities in Arabic!

## Arabic Numbers from 101 to 9999

In Arabic, reading and forming numbers from 101 to 9999 is all about combining numerals, tens, hundreds, and thousands in the correct order. This guide will help you understand how to build these numbers, how to place the word “and” (و), and the gender rules involved.

### Step-by-Step Breakdown of Arabic Numbers

When reading numbers from 101 to 9999, the order follows this pattern:

**Start with the thousands**.**Then, mention the hundreds**.**Follow with the ones (units)**.**Finally, add the tens**.

To connect the different parts of the number, use **و** (wa), which means “and,” between the thousands, hundreds, and tens.

#### Key Rules for Forming Numbers

**Thousands come first**, followed by hundreds, ones, and then tens.**Use “و” (wa)**: This is added between parts of the number. For example, between the thousands and hundreds or between hundreds and tens.

#### Examples of Numbers

Here are some examples to show how numbers are formed:

**Two hundred and twenty-five**:**Arabic**: مِئَتَانِ وَخَمْسَةٌ وَعِشْرُونَ**Phonetic**: mi’atān wa khamsa wa ʿishrūn**Explanation**: Start with “two hundred” (مِئَتَانِ), then “five” (خَمْسَةٌ), followed by “and twenty” (وَعِشْرُونَ).

**One thousand three hundred and seventy-two**:**Arabic**: أَلْفٌ وَثَلاثُمِئَةٌ وَاثْنَانِ وَسَبْعُونَ**Phonetic**: alf wa thalāthumi’a wa ithnān wa sabʿūn**Explanation**: Start with “one thousand” (أَلْفٌ), then “three hundred” (ثَلاثُمِئَةٌ), followed by “two” (اثْنَانِ), and finally “seventy” (وَسَبْعُونَ).

**Five thousand nine hundred and eighty-four**:**Arabic**: خَمْسَةُ آلافٍ وَتِسْعُمِئَةٍ وَأَرْبَعَةٌ وَثَمَانُونَ**Phonetic**: khamsatu ālāf wa tisʿumi’a wa arbaʿa wa thamānūn**Explanation**: Begin with “five thousand” (خَمْسَةُ آلافٍ), then “nine hundred” (تِسْعُمِئَةٍ), followed by “four” (أَرْبَعَةٌ), and finish with “eighty” (وَثَمَانُونَ).

### Using “و” (wa) for Connecting Numbers

The word **“و” (wa)**, meaning “and,” is placed between the components of the number to connect them. For example, in the number 1,672 (أَلْفٌ وَسِتُّمِئَةٌ وَاثْنَانِ وَسَبْعُونَ), **“و”** is placed between “one thousand” (أَلْفٌ), “six hundred” (سِتُّمِئَةٌ), and “seventy-two” (اثْنَانِ وَسَبْعُونَ).

### Gender Agreement in Numbers

Arabic numbers from 3 to 9 follow gender rules:

**Masculine nouns**: Use the feminine form of the number.**Feminine nouns**: Use the masculine form of the number.

**Example**:

**Three hundred books**(masculine):**ثلاثمائة كتاب**(thalāthumi’a kitāb)**Three hundred cars**(feminine):**ثلاثمائة سيارة**(thalāthumi’a sayyāra)

With these guidelines, you should be able to confidently form and read numbers from 101 to 9999 in Arabic. Keep practicing and pay attention to gender agreement, placement of “و” (wa), and the order of numerals!

## Million and Billion in Arabic

In Arabic, the words for “million” and “billion” are slightly different from English, but their usage follows familiar patterns. Here’s a simple guide on how to read, form, and use these large numbers in Arabic.

### Million in Arabic

The word for **million** in Arabic is **مليون** (milyūn), and it’s used the same way as in English. To form numbers like “two million” or “three million,” simply change the numeral in front of the word.

**One million**:**مليون****Two million**:**مليونان**(milyūnān)**Three million**:**ثلاثة ملايين**(thalāthatu malāyīn) –**ملايين**(malāyīn) is the plural form of**مليون**.

### Billion in Arabic

The word for **billion** in Arabic is **مليار** (milyār). Like with million, it follows a similar pattern when forming larger numbers.

**One billion**:**مليار**(milyār)**Two billion**:**ملياران**(milyārān)**Three billion**:**ثلاثة مليارات**(thalāthatu milyārāt) –**مليارات**(milyārāt) is the plural form of**مليار**.

### How to Read Large Numbers in Arabic

When reading numbers with millions and billions, follow the same order as when reading smaller numbers: start with the largest unit and work your way down. If you’re reading a complex number like “one million five hundred thousand,” the order is **million first**, followed by the rest of the number.

**Examples**:

**One million and two hundred thousand**:**Arabic**:**مليون ومائتا ألف**(milyūn wa mi’atā alf)**Phonetic**: milyūn wa mi’atā alf

**Three billion seven hundred million**:**Arabic**:**ثلاثة مليارات وسبعمائة مليون**(thalāthatu milyārāt wa sabʿumi’at milyūn)**Phonetic**: thalāthatu milyārāt wa sabʿumi’at milyūn

**Five billion two hundred and fifty million**:**Arabic**:**خمسة مليارات ومائتان وخمسون مليونًا**(khamsatu milyārāt wa mi’atān wa khamsūna milyūn)**Phonetic**: khamsatu milyārāt wa mi’atān wa khamsūna milyūn

#### Plurals and Gender Agreement

Both **مليون** and **مليار** are masculine nouns, and their plural forms are **ملايين** (millions) and **مليارات** (billions). When using these numbers, ensure that any number preceding them follows the gender rules of Arabic numerals:

- For
**numbers 3 to 9**, use the opposite gender form of the number. - Numbers
**above 10**follow the standard singular noun format in the accusative case.

**Examples**:

**Two million cars**(feminine noun):**مليونان سيارتان**(milyūnān sayyāratān)**Five billion books**(masculine noun):**خمسة مليارات كتاب**(khamsatu milyārāt kitāb)

#### Practice with Large Numbers

Here are some additional examples to help you practice reading large numbers:

**Twenty million**:**عشرون مليونًا**(ʿishrūn milyūn)**Fifty billion**:**خمسون مليارًا**(khamsūn milyār)

With these examples and rules, you should be able to confidently form and read large numbers in Arabic. Keep practicing and pay attention to the plural forms, gender agreement, and the placement of “and” (و) for smooth transitions in your sentences!