Portuguese Numbers

Portuguese Numbers

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

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Portuguese Numbers

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

Portuguese cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity.

Grammar Tips:

In Portuguese 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 = vinte e dois. 45 can be formed by using 40 + e + 5 while connecting them: 45 = Quarenta e cinco.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersPortuguese Numbers
numbersnúmeros
oneum
twodois
threetrês
fourquatro
fivecinco
sixseis
sevensete
eightoito
ninenove
tendez
elevenonze
twelvedoze
thirteentreze
fourteenquatorze
fifteenquinze
sixteendezesseis
seventeendezessete
eighteendezoito
nineteendezenove
twentyvinte
hundredcem
one thousandum mil
millionmilhão

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Portuguese

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

English NumbersPortuguese Numbers
Ordinal NumbersNúmeros ordinais
firstprimeiro
secondsegundo
thirdterceiro
fourthquarto
fifthquinto
sixthsexto
seventhsétimo
eighthoitavo
ninthnono
tenthdécimo
eleventhdécimo primeiro
twelfthdécimo segundo
thirteenthdécimo terceiro
fourteenthdécimo quarto
fifteenthdécimo quinto
sixteenthdécimo sexto
seventeenthdécimo sétimo
eighteenthdécimo oitavo
nineteenthdécimo nono
twentiethvigésimo
onceuma vez
twiceduas vezes

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


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