Lesson 20 -الدَّرْسُ الْعِشْرُونَ

Number phrase - الْمُرَكَّبُ الْعَدَدِيُّ

  • In this part of the lesson, we will revise the Arabic numbers from 3 to 10 and the rules relating to their use, In-Shā’-Allâh (God Willing). In Arabic language, for the numbers 3 to 10, the following rules are applied, this is revision with examples of feminine /ma'dood/:
    • The number always precedes the noun, i.e., the noun always appears after the number, e.g.:
    • ثَلاثُ أَخَوَاتٍ meaning "Three sisters"
    • The noun should always be in plural form whereas the number always appears in singular form, e.g.:
    •  The number of the feminine noun is always masculine .i.e., whenever there is a feminine noun, the number for that noun should always be in masculine form e.g.:
  • Let’s use some examples for a better understanding of the rule:




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I have three note-books

عِنْدِي ثَلاثُ كرَّاسَاتٍ.

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She went to five different lady doctors

ذَهَبَتْ إِلَى خَمْسِ طَبِيبَاتٍ مُخْتَلِفَاتٍ.

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You sat with six friends

جَلَسْتِ مَعَ سِتِّ صَدِيقَاتٍ.

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Hameeda visited eight cities

زَارَتْ حَمِيدَةُ ثَمَانِيَ مُدُنٍ.