Numbers in Lebanese Arabic | Lesson 4

Listen to the numbers in Lebanese Arabic, and learn how to count till 10 in Lebanese. I will also be teaching you about the Lebanese banknotes that we have at the moment. At the time of the making of this video, the Lebanese lira’s value was pegged to the dollar at $1 = 1,500 Lebanese Liras. This is no longer true.

Transcript:

Good evening, masa el kheir!

Before I start my new lesson I would like to thank you all for watching me.
Today’s lesson, it’s a very easy one. It’s basic.

3, 2, 1, action!

Guess what? It’s about numbers!

Let’s start

Numbers in Lebanese Arabic

Zero: sefer.

One: waHad

Two: Tnen

Three: tleteh

Four: arb3a

Five: khamseh

Six: setteh

Seven: sab3a

Eight: tmeneh

Nine: tes3a

Ten: 3ashra

waHad, tnen, tleteh, arb3a, khamseh, setteh, sab3a, tmeneh, tes3a, 3ashra.

I know it’s difficult waHad: “H“.

Remember I told you to practice it, and the H, it’s from the back of your throat. Practice it. It’s like eHjouz (to reserve).

ehjouz, wahad, it’s ok you could say it.

tnen, it’s easy. tleteh, ok. arb3a there’s the “ع”: arb3a.

khamseh, the kh. I think the spanish people know how to say kh. Let me know if you know.

six setteh, seven sab3a, eight tmeneh, tes3a, 3ashra

One more time: waHad, tnen, tleteh, arb3a, khamseh, setteh, sab3a, tmeneh, tes3a, 3ashra.

Now that you know the numbers, I would like to tell you and show you the Lebanese money.

Lebanese Banknotes

We have only two kinds of coins the smallest amount is 250 liras. It’s a golden coin and we say here mitein w khamseen.

250: mitein w khamseen

Then we have the 500 liras.

500: khams miyeh

khams miyeh again with the kh: khams miyeh.

I will start now with the paper money. First we have the 1,000 lira.

1,000 lira: alf lira

I will tell you that one thousand lira and one five hundred liras coin together they make one dollar. So they make one dollar. (That was previous to September 2019. At the moment the lira value dropped to about 30,000 liras per US dollar)

Then we have the five thousand liras. We say:

5,000: khams-t-alef

khams-t-alef. Remember: waHad, tnen, tleteh, arb3a, khamseh.

khams-t-alef: khams alaf, alaf.
alef means thousand, so khams-t-alef.

Let’s continue, and I will show you the ten thousand liras.

10,000: 3asher-t-alef

3asher-t-alef it’s a yellow paper.

Then we have the twenty thousand liras.

20,000: 3ishreen alf

3ishreen alf, 3ishreen alf lira

then fifty thousand liras:

50,000: khamseen alf

khamseen alf

last but not least, I have the hundred thousand liras, how rich I am.

100,000: meet alf

meet alf

So we have the mitein w khamseen, khams miyeh, alf, khams-t-alef, 3asher-t-alef, 3ishreen alf, khamseen alf, meet alf.

Don’t forget that, together [the one thousand bill and the five hundred coin], they make one dollar.

So my lesson for today is off, I hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you a lot! Bye.

Recap:

Let’s make a revision:
0Sefer
1waHad
2tnen
3tleteh
4arb3a
5khamseh
6setteh
7sab3a
8tmeneh
9tes3a
103ashra
250mitein w khamseen
500khams miyeh
1,000alf
5,000khams-t-alef
10,0003ashr-t-alef
20,0003ishreen alf
50,000khamseen alf
100,000meet alf

Additional Numbers in Lebanese Arabic

11Hda3sh
12tna3sh
13tlet-ta3sh
14arb3-ta3sh
15khams-ta3sh
16set-ta3sh
17sab3-ta3sh
18tmen-ta3sh
19tes3-ta3sh
203ishreen
30tlet-een
40arb3-een
50khams-een
60set-een
70sab3-een
80tmen-een
90tes3-een
100miyeh

Now that you’ve learned how to count in Lebanese Arabic, as well as the names of the banknotes, check out the next lesson.

Next Lesson: Go to lesson 5 on Directions

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