Learn How To Count In Moroccan Arabic – Numbers in Darija

Learning how to count in Moroccan Arabic is a basic yet very important skill to any Darija language learners, using it you can tell the hour, your age, understand the cost of something or even tell how long you’re staying in a certain place.

So in this post you will learn how to count from 0 to 20 in Moroccan Arabic and then learn how to say numbers until 1 Billion! yes you read it right.

Learn How To Count In Moroccan Arabic darija

Counting From 0 To 20 In Moroccan Arabic

NumberTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
0Zero/Sifrزيرو/صفر
1Wa7edواحد
2Jujجوج
3Tlataتلاتة
4Rb3aربعة
5Khmsaخمسة
6Settaستة
7Sb3aسبعة
8Tmanyaتمنية
9Ts3aتسعة
103eshraعشرة
117dashحداش
12Tnashطناش
13Tlattashتلطاش
14Rba3tashربعطاش
15Khmastashخمسطاش
16Settashسطاش
17Sb3tashسبعطاش
18Tmantashتمنطاش
19Ts3tashتسعطاش
203eshrinعشرين

Counting Objects and People In Darija

To count anything in Moroccan Arabic, we use this simple formula:

Number + dyal/d (ديال/د) + definete plural noun

(“d” is a short form of “dyal” meaning “of”)

So, 2 girls would be:

Juj dyal lbnat (جوج ديال لبنات) Bnat is the plural of Bnt, and L is the definite article here.

There is an exception with the number 2 that you can simply say “2 bnat” without “dyal/d”, but remember, only with the number 2.

3 girls: tlata dyal lbnat

Try to count girls from 1 girl to 20, that would be weird but anyway lol

PLEASE NOTE: I don’t want you to think a lot about difinite/indifinite articles, plural forms, feminine/masculine nouns or any grammar rule for now, just try to follow the instructions to acquire the language in a better way.

Double Digits

As we talked about in The Beginner’s Guide To Moroccan Arabic , (which I highly recommend that you read), 21 is wa7ed w3shrin literally “one and twenty”, 23 is tlata w3shrin, 24 is rb3a w3shrin, cool! but there is an exception with the number 2 here again: for 22 we don’t say “juj w3shrin”, we use tnin instead of juj, so 22 would be tnin w3shrin, same rules apply for 32, 42, 52…

Multiples Of 10

NumberTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
103shraعشرة
203shrinعشرين
30tlatinتلاتين
40rb3inربعين
505msin/khmsinخمسين
60settinستين
70sb3inسبعين
80tmaninتمانين
90ts3inتسعين

Hundreds And Beyond

If you can’t remember them or they are a little hard, add the number to 100 (mya), for example 400 is rb3amya, it’s not 100% correct but people will still understand you, but use the correct form listed below once you get familiar with it deal?

NumberTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
100myaمية
200mitinميتين
300tltmyaتلتمية
400rb3amyaربعمية
5005msamya/khmsamyaخمسمية
600settamyaستمية
700sb3amyaسبعمية
800temnemyaتمنمية
900ts3amyaتسعمية

Counting From 1000 To 9000

The word 1000 is alf, 2000 is alfin and “thousands” is alaf, so from 3000 you literally say three thousands: tlatalaf, same with the others:

NumberTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
1000alfألف
2000alfinألفين
3000tlatalafتلتالاف
4000rb3alafربعالاف
50005msalaf/khmsalafخمسالاف
6000settalafستالاف
7000sb3alafسبعالاف
8000temnalafتمنالاف
9000ts3alafتسعالاف

Let’s see some big numbers:

NumberTranscribed Moroccan ArabicUsing Arabic Alphabet
10.0003eshralafعشرآلاف
20.0003shrin alfعشرين ألف
30.000tlatin alfتلاتين ألف
40.000rb3in alfربعين ألف
100.000myat alfمية ألف
200.000mitin alfميتين ألف
500.0005msmyat alfخمسمية ألف
1.000.000melionمليون
2.000.000juj melionجوج مليون
1.000.000.000meliarمليار
5682khemsalaf w settemya w tnin w tmaninخمسالاف و ستمية و تنين و تمانين
2022alfin wtnin w3shrinألفين و تنين و عشرين

Feel free to repeat and try to say random numbers in Darija.

Continue learning Moroccan Arabic with us here.

Happy learning!

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