Arabic Numbers

 

Arabic script is written right to left (opposite English), BUT their numbers are written left to right (just like English)! In practice this means that Arabs have to read in TWO DIRECTIONS whenever they read something containing numbers!

Also, some of the numbers will look a bit more recognizable if you tilt your head to the right.

"I have 7,850 dollars"

 

 

This is what an Arabic clock looks like. Eventhough Arabic is read from right to left, their clocks opperate in a clockwise manner, just like clocks everywhere else in the world.

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Can you guess the numbers below?

 

Answers:

1. 55

2. 87

3. 91

4. 32

5. 64

6. 750

7. 605

8. 1974

9. 1423 (Islamic year = 2002)

10. 1999

11. 2001

12. 987,654,321

Now you can read Arabic numbers!

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