Hausa Numbers

Hausa Numbers

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

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Hausa Numbers

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

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

English NumbersHausa Numbers
numbersadadan
one
twobiyu a
threeguda
fourhuɗu
fiveguda
sixshida
seven
eighttakwar bakwai
ninetara
tengoma
eleven
twelvesha biyu guda
thirteengoma sha uku
fourteenguda
fifteengoma
sixteensha shida
seventeenguda
eighteengoma sha takwas
nineteenguda
twentyashirin da
hundredɗari
one thousandthousand a
million

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Hausa

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

English NumbersHausa Numbers
Ordinal Numbersordinal miliyan adadan
firstna farko
secondna biyu
thirdna uku
fourthna huɗu
fifthna biyar
sixthna shida
seventhna bakwai
eighthsumunin
ninthtara
tenthgoma
eleventhsha daya
twelfthgoma
thirteenth
fourteenthsha huɗu na goma sha uku
fifteenthna goma sha biyar
sixteenthƙarni na
seventeenth
eighteenthgoma sha bakwai
nineteenthna goma sha tara
twentiethashirin
onceIdan
twicehar sau biyu

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


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