Welsh Numbers

Welsh Numbers

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

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Welsh Numbers

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

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

Grammar Tips:

In Welsh 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 (dau ddeg un) while connecting them. 22 = dau ddeg dau. 45 can be formed by using 40 + 5 while connecting them: 45 = pedwar deg pump. 100 = cant; 1000 = mil.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersWelsh Numbers
numbersrhifau
oneun
twodau
threetair
fourpedwar
fivepum
sixchwe
sevensaith
eightwyth
ninenaw
tendeg
elevenun ar ddeg
twelvedeuddeg
thirteentri ar ddeg
fourteenpedwar ar ddeg o
fifteenbymtheg
sixteenun ar bymtheg
seventeendau ar bymtheg
eighteendeunaw
nineteenpedwar ar bymtheg
twentyugain
hundredcant
one thousandun thousand
millionmiliwn

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Welsh

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

English NumbersWelsh Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstgyntaf
secondail
thirdtrydydd
fourthpedwerydd
fifthpumed
sixthchweched
seventhseithfed
eighthwythfed
ninthnawfed
tenthdegfed
eleventhunfed ar ddeg
twelfthdeuddegfed
thirteenthdrydedd ar ddeg
fourteenthddeg
fifteenthpymthegfed
sixteenthar bymtheg
seventeenthail ar bymtheg
eighteenthdeunawfed
nineteenthbedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg
twentiethugeinfed
onceunwaith y
twiceddwywaith

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


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