Catalan Numbers

Catalan Numbers

If you're trying to learn Catalan Numbers which is also called Català, check our courses about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Catalan 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 Catalan. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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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 NumbersCatalan Numbers
numbersnúmeros
oneu
twodos
threetres
fourquatre
fivecinc
sixsis
sevenset
eightvuit
ninenou
tendeu
elevenonze
twelvedotze
thirteentretze
fourteencatorze
fifteenquinze
sixteensetze
seventeendisset
eighteendivuit
nineteendinou
twentyvint
hundredcent
one thousandmil
millionmilió

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 NumbersCatalan Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstprimer
secondsegon
thirdtercer
fourthquart
fifthcinquè
sixthsisè
seventhsetè
eighthvuitè
ninthnovè
tenthdesè
eleventhonzè
twelfthdotzè
thirteenthtretzè
fourteenthcatorzè
fifteenthquinzè
sixteenthsetzè
seventeenthdissetè
eighteenthdivuitè
nineteenthdinovè
twentiethvintè
onceuna vegada
twicedues 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.


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