Numbers in Italian

Numbers are very useful in Italy, from telling time to counting change.

The cardinal numbers in Italian are as follow:

ITALIAN CARDINAL NUMBERS: 1-100
1 uno OO-noh
2 due DOO-eh
3 tre TREH
4 quattro KWAHT-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kweh
6 sei SEH-ee
7 sette SET-teh
8 otto OHT-toh
9 nove NOH-veh
10 dieci dee-EH-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TREH-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwaht-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SEH-dee-chee
17 diciassette dee-chahs-SET-teh
18 diciotto dee-CHOHT-toh
19 diciannove dee-chahn-NOH-veh
20 venti VEN-tee
21 ventuno ven-TOO-noh
22 ventidue ven-tee-DOO-eh
23 ventitré ven-tee-TREH
24 ventiquattro ven-tee-KWAHT-troh
25 venticinque ven-tee-CHEEN-kweh
26 ventisei ven-tee-SEH-ee
27 ventisette ven-tee-SET-teh
28 ventotto ven-TOHT-toh
29 ventinove ven-tee-NOH-veh
30 trenta TREN-tah
40 quaranta kwah-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAHN-tah
60 sessanta ses-SAHN-tah
70 settanta set-TAHN-ta
80 ottanta oht-TAHN-ta
90 novanta noh-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
  • The numbers venti, trenta, quaranta, cinquanta, and so on drop the final vowel when combined with uno and otto.
  • Tre is written without an accent, but ventitré, trentatré, and so on are written with an accent.

 

ITALIAN CARDINAL NUMBERS: 100 AND GREATER
100 cento CHEN-toh
101 centouno/centuno cheh-toh-OO-noh/chehn-TOO-noh
150 centocinquanta cheh-toh-cheen-KWAHN-tah
200 duecento doo-eh-CHEN-toh
300 trecento treh-CHEN-toh
400 quattrocento kwaht-troh-CHEN-toh
500 cinquecento cheen-kweh-CHEN-toh
600 seicento seh-ee-CHEN-toh
700 settecento set-the-CHEN-toh
800 ottocento oht-toh-CHEN-toh
900 novecento noh-veh-CHEN-toh
1.000 mille MEEL-leh
1.001 milleuno meel-leh-OO-noh
1.200 milleduecento meel-leh-doo-eh-CHEN-toh
2.000 duemila doo-eh-MEE-lah
10.000 diecimila dee-eh-chee-MEE-lah
15.000 quindicimila kween-dee-chee-MEE-lah
100.000 centomila chen-toh-mee-leh
1.000.000 un milione OON mee-lee-OH-neh
2.000.000 due milioni DOO-eh mee-lee-OH-neh
1.000.000.000 un miliardo OON mee-lee-ARE-doh

The ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) are as follow:

ITALIAN ORDINAL NUMBERS
first primo
second secondo
third terzo
fourth quarto
fifth quinto
sixth sesto
seventh settimo
eighth ottavo
ninth nono
tenth decimo
eleventh undicesimo
twelfth dodicesimo
thirteenth tredicesimo
fourteenth quattordicesimo
fifteenth quindicesimo
sixteenth sedicesimo
seventeenth diciassettesimo
eighteenth diciottesimo
nineteenth diciannovesimo
twentieth ventesimo
twenty-first ventunesimo
twenty-third ventitreesimo
hundredth centesimo
thousandth millesimo
two thousandth duemillesimo
three thousandth tremillesimo
one millionth milionesimo
  • Ordinal numbers serve as adjectives in Italian, so their gender must follow the gender of the noun they describe.

 

 

 

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