# Page:A short guide to Syria (1943).djvu/25

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Turn r i g h l— DOOR lil-ya MEEN Turn left— DOOR lish-MAAL Lo cation Where is WAYN 'I 1C railroad station — WAYN a restaurant— WAYN H- ii-ma-HAT-ta UAT-'em a toilet— WAYN BAYT 3- a hotel— WAYN il-O-TAYL MAI Direction! Straight ahead — DUGH-ri Please point — min FUHD-lak. far-ZHEE-ni Distances are given in kilometers, not miles. One kilometer equals % of a mile. Kilometers — ^ee-h-imt-RAAT Numbers One — WAA-hid Vaw—AR-ia-'a Two— it-NAYN Five— KHAM-si Three— TLAA-li But when you use the numbers with other words notice what happens: One kilometer — foe-lo-MI-tir Four kilometers — AR-ba' k.ee-lo- mit-RAAT Five kilometers — KHAMS k*e- WAA-hid For two kilometers you say "couple of kilometers" all in one word. Two kilometers — ^te-lo-mit- RAYN Three kilometers — TLAAT k™- h- nut -R A AT So -m it -R A AT Six— SIT-ti Seven—SAB-'a Eight— TMAA-m Nine— T/S-'a •Xcn—ASH-ra

But notice again: Six kilometers — SIT fye-h-mil- RAAT Seven kilometers — SA-bi' fyce- lo-mit-RAAT Eight kilometers — ta-MAAN fcee-to- mit-RA AT Nine kilometers — Tl-si' ^ee-lo- mit-RAAT Ten kilometers — 'A-shar t(re-lo- mil-RAAT From eleven on, the same form of the number you use in. counting is used with the simple form of the word as follows: Eleven kilometers — ih-DA'SH fee-lo-!f-)ir Twelve kilometers — it-NA 'SH fce-lo-MI-fir Thirteen kilometers — tlat-TA 'SH kee-io-Ml-tir Fourteen kilometers — ar-ba'- TA'SH k."-lo-m-tir Fifteen kilometers — liha-mii- TA'SH fye-lo-Ml-br Sixteen kilometers — sil-TA'SH kee-io-MI'tir Seventeen kilometers — sa-bi'- TA'SH ke'-to-Ml-tir Eighteen kilometers — tmen- TA'SH et-lo-Ml-tir Nineteen kilometers — ti-si'- TA'SH kee-lo-MI-tir Twenty kilometers— 'ish-REEN kee-lo-MI-tir For "twenty-one," "thirty- two," and so forth, you ado! the simple form of the numbers to the words for "twenty" and "thirty" just as we sometimes say "one and twenty," thus; Twenty-one kilometers — WAA- hid ti-'ish-REEN l(ec-lo-MI-tir Thirty kilometers — tfa-TEEN kee-to-Ml-tir Thirty-two kilometer s — it- NAYN u-tla-TEEN bc-lo- M!-/ir Forty kilometers — ar-ba-'EEN bee-h-Ml-tir Fifty kilometers— { ham- SEEN kjce-lo-Ml-tir One hundred kilometers— Ml-yi kec-lo-Ml-tir But for 200 you would say "couple of hundreds" all in the same word: Two hundred— MEE-T.AYN