Maltese Numbers

Maltese Numbers

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

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Maltese Numbers

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

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

English NumbersMaltese Numbers
numbersnumri
onewieħed (masc.) / waħda (fem.)
twotnejn / żewġ / żewġt
threetlieta / tliet / tlett
fourerbgħa / erba'
fiveħamsa / ħames / ħamest
sixsitta / sitt
sevensebgħa / seba' / sebat
eighttmienja / tmien / tmint
ninedisgħa / disa' / disat
tengħaxra / għaxar / għaxart
elevenħdax / ħdax-il
twelvetnax / tnax-il
thirteentlettax / tlettax -il
fourteenerbatax / erbatax-il
fifteenħmistax / ħmistax -il
sixteensittax / sittax-il
seventeensbatax / sbatax -il
eighteentmintax / tmintax -il
nineteendsatax / dsatax -il
twentygħoxrin
hundredmija / mitt
one thousandelf
millionmiljun

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Maltese

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

English NumbersMaltese Numbers
Ordinal NumbersNumri Ordinali
firstl-ewwel
secondit-tieni
thirdit-tielet
fourthir-raba'
fifthil-ħames
sixthis-sitt
seventhis-seba'
eighthit-tmien
ninthid-disa'
tenthl-għaxar
eleventhil-ħdax
twelfthit-tnax
thirteenthit-tlettax
fourteenthl-erbatax
fifteenthil-ħmistax
sixteenthis-sittax
seventeenthis-sbatax
eighteenthit-tmintax
nineteenthid-dsatax
twentiethl-għoxrin
oncedarba
twicedarbtejn

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


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