Persian Numbers

Persian Numbers

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

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Persian Numbers

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

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

English NumbersPersian Numbers
numbersā'edād - اعداد
oneyek - یک
twodo - دو
threeseh - سه
fourchehār - چهار
fivepenej - پنج
sixshesh - شش
sevenhefet - هفت
eightheshet - هشت
nineneh - نه
tendeh - ده
elevenyāzedeh - یازده
twelvedoāzedeh - دوازده
thirteenseyezedeh - سیزده
fourteenchehāredeh - چهارده
fifteenpānezedeh - پانزده
sixteenshānezedeh - شانزده
seventeenhefedeh - هفده
eighteenhejedeh - هجده
nineteennozedeh - نوزده
twentybeyeset - بیست
hundredṣed - صد
one thousandyek hezār - یک هزار
millionmeyeleyon - میلیون

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Persian

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

English NumbersPersian Numbers
Ordinal Numbersā'edād tereteyebey - اعداد ترتیبی
firstāol - اول
seconddom - دوم
thirdsom - سوم
fourthchehārem - چهارم
fifthpenejem - پنجم
sixthsheshem - ششم
seventhhefetem - هفتم
eighthheshetem - هشتم
ninthnehem - نهم
tenthdehem - دهم
eleventhyāzedehem - یازدهم
twelfthdoāzedehem - دوازدهم
thirteenthseyezedehem - سیزدهم
fourteenthchehāredehem - چهاردهم
fifteenthpānezedehem - پانزدهم
sixteenthshānezedehem - شانزدهم
seventeenthhefedehem - هفدهم
eighteenthhejedehem - هجدهم
nineteenthnozedehem - نوزدهم
twentiethbeyesetem - بیستم
onceyek bār - یک بار
twicedobār - دوبار

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


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