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!


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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 NumbersCantonese Numbers
numbers數字
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
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
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 NumbersCantonese 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
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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