Number: One (وَاحِد)

The first number you learn in Arabic. It looks like a 1 because the numbering system we use in English is derived from the Hindu–Arabic numeral system [1].

One وَاحِد wa-Hid

One ١ wa-Hid

The number 11

More to come, this one is tricky…


The numbers one and two have different rules applied to them when used as an adjective. The numbers 1 and 2 in Arabic follow the noun they modify, and agree with it in case and gender. Note the following examples [2].

Book كِتَاب kitab one واحدٌ wa-Hid

Letter رِسَالَة rei-sa-la one واحدةٌ wa-Hid