Icelandic Numbers

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


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Icelandic Numbers

Learning the Icelandic Numbers displayed below is vital to the language. Icelandic cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity.

Grammar Tips:

In Icelandic, the first four numbers are declined like nouns, in gender and case. These are:

Einn - ein - eitt     (one in masc., fem., neut.)

Tveir - tvær - tvö  (two...)

Þrír - þrjár - þrjú   (three...)

Fjórir - fjórar - fjögur  (four...)

 

The numbers 1 to 20 are unique. From 21 and up, numbers are formed by adding the units to the tens, as in tuttugu og einn (twenty and one), þrjátíu og tveir (thirty and two) etc.

When a number ends in a one, the noun it agrees with takes the singular form, so we say twenty-one man, not men.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersIcelandic Numbers
numbersnúmer
oneeinn
twotveir
threeþrír
fourfjórir
fivefimm
sixsex
sevensjö
eightátta
nineníu
tentíu
elevenellefu
twelvetólf
thirteenþrettán
fourteenfjórtán
fifteenfimmtán
sixteensextán
seventeensautján
eighteenátján
nineteennítján
twentytuttugu
hundredhundrað
one thousandeitt þúsund
millionmilljón

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Icelandic.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Icelandic

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

English NumbersIcelandic Numbers
Ordinal Numbersraðnúmer
firstfyrsti
secondannar
thirdþriðji
fourthfjórði
fifthfimmti
sixthsjötti
seventhsjöundi
eightháttundi
ninthníundi
tenthtíundi
eleventhellefti
twelfthtólfti
thirteenthþrettándi
fourteenthfjórtándi
fifteenthfimmtándi
sixteenthsextándi
seventeenthsautjándi
eighteenthátjándi
nineteenthnítjándi
twentiethtuttugasti
onceeinu sinni
twicetvisvar

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


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