Italian Numbers

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


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Italian Numbers

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

Grammar Tips:

In Italian 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 = ventidue. When 2 vowels are together, the first is dropped to make ventuno (not ventiuno, 21) and ventotto (not ventiotto, 28). 45 can be formed by using 40 + e + 5 while connecting them: 45 = Quarantacinque.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersItalian Numbers
numbersnumeri
oneuno
twodue
threetre
fourquattro
fivecinque
sixsei
sevensette
eightotto
ninenove
tendieci
elevenundici
twelvedodici
thirteentredici
fourteenquattordici
fifteenquindici
sixteensedici
seventeendiciassette
eighteendiciotto
nineteendiciannove
twentyventi
hundredcento
one thousandmille
millionmilione

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Italian.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Italian

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

English NumbersItalian Numbers
Ordinal NumbersNumeri Ordinali
firstprimo (masculine) and prima (feminine)
secondsecondo
thirdterzo
fourthquarto
fifthquinto
sixthsesto
seventhsettimo
eighthottavo
ninthnono
tenthdecimo
eleventhundicesimo
twelfthdodicesimo
thirteenthtredicesimo
fourteenthquattordicesimo
fifteenthquindicesimo
sixteenthsedicesimo
seventeenthdiciassettesimo
eighteenthdiciottesimo
nineteenthdiciannovesimo
twentiethventesimo
onceuna volta
twicedue volte

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


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