Russian Numbers

Russian Numbers

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

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Russian Numbers

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

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

Grammar Tips:

Numbers from 21 and upwards are formed by using 20 + 1. 21 = двадцать один, 22 = двадцать два etc. Numbers like 30, 40, 50 are formed differently and have to be memorised:

 

30 – тридцать

40 – сорок

50 – пятьдесят

60 – шестьдесят

70 – семьдесят

80 – восемьдесят

90 – девяносто

 

Hundreds numbers are also formed differently:

 

100 – сто

200 – двести

300 – триста

400 – четыреста

 

Numbers from 500 to 900 are formed by adding the word «сот» (“hundred” or “of hundred”) to numbers 5 to 9.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersRussian Numbers
numbersномера - nomera
oneодин - odin
twoдва - dva
threeтри - tri
fourчетыре - chetыre
fiveпять - piatio
sixшесть - shestio
sevenсемь - semio
eightвосемь - vosemio
nineдевять - deviatio
tenдесять - desiatio
elevenодиннадцать - odinnadcatio
twelveдвенадцать - dvenadcatio
thirteenтринадцать - trinadcatio
fourteenчетырнадцать - chetыrnadcatio
fifteenпятнадцать - piatnadcatio
sixteenшестнадцать - shestnadcatio
seventeenсемнадцать - semnadcatio
eighteenвосемнадцать - vosemnadcatio
nineteenдевятнадцать - deviatnadcatio
twentyдвадцать - dvadcatio
hundredсотня - sotnia
one thousandтысяча - tыsiacha
millionмиллион - million

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Russian

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

English NumbersRussian Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstпервый - pervыi
secondвторой - vtoroi
thirdтретий - tretii
fourthчетвертый - chetvertыi
fifthпятый - piatыi
sixthшестой - shestoi
seventhседьмой - sediooi
eighthвосьмой - vosiooi
ninthдевятый - deviatыi
tenthдесятый - desiatыi
eleventhодиннадцатый - odinnadcatыi
twelfthдвенадцатый - dvenadcatыi
thirteenthтринадцатый - trinadcatыi
fourteenthчетырнадцатый - chetыrnadcatыi
fifteenthпятнадцатый - piatnadcatыi
sixteenthшестнадцатый - shestnadcatыi
seventeenthсемнадцатый - semnadcatыi
eighteenthвосемнадцатый - vosemnadcatыi
nineteenthдевятнадцатый - deviatnadcatыi
twentiethдвадцатый - dvadcatыi
onceраз - raz
twiceдважды - dvazdы

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


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