Greek Numbers

Greek Numbers

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

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Greek Numbers

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

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

Grammar Tips:

In Greek numbers from 1 to 20 are unique and therefore need to be memorized individually. Numbers from 21 and upwards are formed by using the following pattern: for example 21 can be formed by using 20 + 1 while connecting them. 22 = εικοσιδύο. 45 can be formed by using 40 + 5 while connecting them: 45 = σαρανταπέντε.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersGreek Numbers
numbersarithmoi - αριθμοί
oneena - ένα
twodyo - δυο
threetria - τρία
fourtessera - τέσσερα
fivepente - πέντε
sixeksi - έξι
sevenepta - επτά
eightoktw - οκτώ
nineennea - εννέα
tendeka - δέκα
elevenenteka - έντεκα
twelvedwdeka - δώδεκα
thirteendekatria - δεκατρία
fourteendekatessera - δεκατέσσερα
fifteendekapente - δεκαπέντε
sixteendekaeksi - δεκαέξι
seventeendekaepta - δεκαεπτά
eighteendekaoxtw - δεκαοχτώ
nineteendekaennea - δεκαεννέα
twentyeikosi - είκοσι
hundredekato - εκατό
one thousandxilia - χίλια
millionekatommyrio - εκατομμύριο

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Greek

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

English NumbersGreek Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstprwtos - πρώτος
seconddeyteros - δεύτερος
thirdtritos - τρίτος
fourthtetartos - τέταρτος
fifthpemptos - πέμπτος
sixthektos - έκτος
seventhevdomos - έβδομος
eighthogdoos - όγδοος
ninthenatos - ένατος
tenthdekatos - δέκατος
eleventhendekatos - ενδέκατος
twelfthdwdekatos - δωδέκατος
thirteenthdekatos tritos - δέκατος τρίτος
fourteenthdekatos tetartos - δέκατος τέταρτος
fifteenthdekatos pemptos - δέκατος πέμπτος
sixteenthdekatos ektos - δέκατος έκτος
seventeenthdekatos evdomos - δέκατος έβδομος
eighteenthdekatos ogdoos - δέκατος όγδοος
nineteenthdekatos enatos - δέκατος ένατος
twentietheikostos - εικοστός
oncemia fora - μια φορά
twicedyo fores - δυο φορές

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


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