# Cantonese Numbers

If you're trying to learn **Cantonese Numbers** you will find some useful resources including a course about **Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers**... to help you with your **Cantonese 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 Cantonese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

### Cantonese Numbers

Learning the **Cantonese 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 Cantonese language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Cantonese.

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

English Numbers | Cantonese Numbers |

**numbers** | 數字 |

**one** | 一 |

**two** | 二 |

**three** | 三 |

**four** | 四 |

**five** | 五 |

**six** | 六 |

**seven** | 七 |

**eight** | 八 |

**nine** | 九 |

**ten** | 十 |

**eleven** | 十一 |

**twelve** | 十二 |

**thirteen** | 十三 |

**fourteen** | 十四 |

**fifteen** | 十五 |

**sixteen** | 十六 |

**seventeen** | 十七 |

**eighteen** | 十八 |

**nineteen** | 十九 |

**twenty** | 二十 |

**hundred** | 百 |

**one thousand** | 一千 |

**million** | 百萬 |

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Cantonese.

### List of Ordinal Numbers in Cantonese

Cantonese 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 Cantonese. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Cantonese vocabulary.

English Numbers | Cantonese Numbers |

**Ordinal Numbers** | 次序 |

**first** | 第一 |

**second** | 第二 |

**third** | 第三 |

**fourth** | 第四 |

**fifth** | 第五 |

**sixth** | 第六 |

**seventh** | 第七 |

**eighth** | 第八 |

**ninth** | 第九 |

**tenth** | 第十 |

**eleventh** | 第十一 |

**twelfth** | 第十二 |

**thirteenth** | 第十三 |

**fourteenth** | 第十四 |

**fifteenth** | 第十五 |

**sixteenth** | 第十六 |

**seventeenth** | 第十七 |

**eighteenth** | 第十八 |

**nineteenth** | 第十九 |

**twentieth** | 第二十 |

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**once** | 一次 |

**twice** | 兩次 |

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Cantonese. Once you're done with the Yue Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our Cantonese lessons here: Learn Cantonese. Don't forget to **bookmark** this page.

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