Bengali Numbers

Bengali Numbers

If you're trying to learn Bengali Numbers you will find some useful resources including a course about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Bengali grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Bengali. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Bengali Numbers

Learning the Bengali Numbers is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Bengali language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Bengali.

Bengali cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity. Here are some examples:

English NumbersBengali Numbers
numberssongkha - সওন্গ্খ
oneak, akmatro - অক্, অক্মট্রও
twodui, - ডুই,
threetin - টিন্
fourchar - চর্
fivepnach - প্নচ্
sixsoy - সওয্
sevensat - সট্
eightaat - আট্
ninenoy - নওয্
tendos - ডওস্
elevenagaro - অগরও
twelvebaro - বরও
thirteentero - টএরও
fourteenchoddo - চওড্ডও
fifteenponero - পওনএরও
sixteensolo - সওলও
seventeensotero - সওটএরও
eighteenatharo - অতরও
nineteenunish - উনিশ্
twentybish - বিশ্
hundredaksoto, akso - অক্সওটও, অক্সও
one thousandak hajar, - অক্ হজর্,
millionak million = dos lokkho - অক্ মিল্লিওন্ = ডওস্ লওক্খও

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Numbers in Bengali has a logical pattern. Locate the Numbers above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Bangla.

Grammar Tips:

In Bengali numbers from 1 to 21 are unique and therefore need to be memorized individually. Numbers from 21 and upwards are formed by using the following pattern: All numbers in the range of 20 are suffixed by ish or ush such as 1+20 = ek+ush=ekush.  2+20= ba+ish= baish, 3+20= te+ish teish,  similarly numbers in the range of forty are suffixed by llish (44= 4+40=chua+llish=chuallish. Similarly 50’s are suffixed by ‘panno (3+50 = te+ panno = teppanno), 60’s by shatti, 70’ by attor, 80’s by ashi, 90’s by nobbai.


List of Ordinal Numbers in Bengali

Bengali Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Bengali. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Bengali vocabulary.

English NumbersBengali Numbers
Ordinal Numbersmul sonkkha, sothik sonkkha - মুল্ সওন্ক্খ, সওতিক্ সওন্ক্খ
firstprothom, pohela - প্রওতওম্, পওহএল
secondditio, dosora - ডিটিও, ডওসওর
thirdtritio, tesora - ট্রিটিও, টএসওর
fourthchoutha - চওউত
fifthpnach e - প্নচ্ এ
sixthsoy e - সওয্ এ
seventhsat e - সট্ এ
eighthaat e - আট্ এ
ninthnoy e - নওয্ এ
tenthdos e - ডওস্ এ
eleventhagaroi - অগরওই
twelfthbaroi - বরওই
thirteenthteroi - টএরওই
fourteenthchoddoi - চওড্ডওই
fifteenthponeroi - পওনএরওই
sixteenthsoloi - সওলওই
seventeenthsotoroi - সওটওরওই
eighteenthatharoi - অতরওই
nineteenthunishe - উনিশএ
twentiethbishe - বিশএ
onceakmatro - অক্মট্রও
twiceduer - ডুএর্

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Bengali, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Bangla Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our Bengali lessons here: Learn Bengali. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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