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.
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!
Numbers in Lebanese Arabic
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.
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:
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.
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
last but not least, I have the hundred thousand liras, how rich I am.
100,000: 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.
Let’s make a revision:
|250||mitein w khamseen|
Additional Numbers in Lebanese Arabic
Now that you’ve learned how to count in Lebanese Arabic, as well as the names of the banknotes, check out the next lesson.
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