### Catalan Numbers

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

Catalan cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity.

**Grammar Tips:**
In **Catalan** numbers from 1 to 20, as
well as the tenths, are unique and therefore need to be memorized individually.
Numbers from 21 until 29 are formed by using the following pattern: 20-i-1. For example, 22 is formed by using 20-i-2, i.e. vint-i-dos. From
31 onwards, the -i- disappears and numbers
are formed by using the two numbers connected by a dash. E.g.: 45 can be formed
by using 40-5, quaranta-cinc. Hundreds also use a dash, for example: dos-cents
(200). However, the dash is dropped in the remaining cases, for example: dos
mil tres-cents vint-i-tres (2,223) and cinc mil vuitanta (2,080).

Here are some examples:

English Numbers | Catalan Numbers |

**numbers** | números |

**one** | u |

**two** | dos |

**three** | tres |

**four** | quatre |

**five** | cinc |

**six** | sis |

**seven** | set |

**eight** | vuit |

**nine** | nou |

**ten** | deu |

**eleven** | onze |

**twelve** | dotze |

**thirteen** | tretze |

**fourteen** | catorze |

**fifteen** | quinze |

**sixteen** | setze |

**seventeen** | disset |

**eighteen** | divuit |

**nineteen** | dinou |

**twenty** | vint |

**hundred** | cent |

**one thousand** | mil |

**million** | milió |

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

### List of Ordinal Numbers in Catalan

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

English Numbers | Catalan Numbers |

**Ordinal Numbers** | |

**first** | primer |

**second** | segon |

**third** | tercer |

**fourth** | quart |

**fifth** | cinquè |

**sixth** | sisè |

**seventh** | setè |

**eighth** | vuitè |

**ninth** | novè |

**tenth** | desè |

**eleventh** | onzè |

**twelfth** | dotzè |

**thirteenth** | tretzè |

**fourteenth** | catorzè |

**fifteenth** | quinzè |

**sixteenth** | setzè |

**seventeenth** | dissetè |

**eighteenth** | divuitè |

**nineteenth** | dinovè |

**twentieth** | vintè |

| |

**once** | una vegada |

**twice** | dues vegades |

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