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

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

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

In **Latin** numbers
from 1 to 10 are unique and therefore need to be memorized individually.
Numbers from 11 and upwards are formed by using the following pattern: first 2
or 3 letters plus ten (decim). For example 13 *tredecim *can be formed by
using 10 + 3 while connecting them. Higher numerals are formed by stating
twenty, thirty, etc. and the digit following. 22 =
vīgintī duo. 45 can be formed by quadrāgintā quīnque.

Here are some examples:

English Numbers | Latin Numbers |
---|---|

numbers | numeri cardinales |

one | unus |

two | duo |

three | tres |

four | quattuor |

five | quinque |

six | sex |

seven | septem |

eight | octo |

nine | novem |

ten | decem |

eleven | undecim |

twelve | duodecim |

thirteen | tredecim |

fourteen | quattuordecim |

fifteen | quindecim |

sixteen | sedecim |

seventeen | septemdecim |

eighteen | duodeviginti |

nineteen | undeviginti |

twenty | viginti |

hundred | centum |

one thousand | mille |

million | decies centena milia |

Notice the structure of the Numbers in Latin.

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

English Numbers | Latin Numbers |
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Ordinal Numbers | numeri ordinales |

first | primus |

second | secundus |

third | tertius |

fourth | quartus |

fifth | quintus |

sixth | sextus |

seventh | septimus |

eighth | octavus |

ninth | nonus |

tenth | decimus |

eleventh | undecimus |

twelfth | duodecimus |

thirteenth | tertius decimus |

fourteenth | quartus decimus |

fifteenth | quintus decimus |

sixteenth | sextus decimus |

seventeenth | septimus decimus |

eighteenth | duodevicesimus |

nineteenth | undevicesimus |

twentieth | vicesimus |

once | quondam |

twice | bis |

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

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