Urgent! How to write Arabic fractions?
Thread poster: Nesrin

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:47
English to Arabic
+ ...
Nov 15, 2007

Hi all - I need urgent help with this one!
I know how to write fractions normally - with the numbers top and bottom separated by a horizontal line.
But if I have an equation where the fractions in English look like that: 1/2 for one half, 1/3 for one third etc, how do you write these in an Arabic equation from right to left? 1/2 and 1/3? Or 2/1 and 3/1?? I think it's the first one but need to be sure.


Direct link Reply with quote
AhmedAMS  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 16:47
English to Arabic
+ ...
As follows Nov 15, 2007

1/2 & 1/3

Direct link Reply with quote

Abdellatif Bouhid  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:47
English to French
+ ...
Numbers are read from left to right Nov 15, 2007


Direct link Reply with quote
Local time: 17:17
reading numbers in arabic Nov 16, 2007

in arabic, numbers are normally read from right to left, so when you have, for example, the number '21' in an english or french text, in arabic it is read 'one and twenty' (wahid wa 3ishroun) and therefore is still written '21'.

Direct link Reply with quote
Local time: 15:47
Arabic to English
arabic fractions Nov 17, 2007

if you have 1/2 in english, for example, you would spell it as 2\1 (but in arabic numerals)... that way, because it is read from right to left, one would read 1/2.

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Urgent! How to write Arabic fractions?

Advanced search

memoQ translator pro
Kilgray's memoQ is the world's fastest developing integrated localization & translation environment rendering you more productive and efficient.

With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who work on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.

More info »
CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »

  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search