Italian Numbers: one, two, three…

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Numbers in Italian

Let’s work with categories!

One digit numbers

0 zero
1 uno
2 due
3 tre
4 quattro
5 cinque
6 sei
7 sette
8 otto
9 nove

 

“Irregular” two digit numbers

11 undici
12 dodici
13 tredici
14 quattordici
15 quindici
16 sedici
17 diciassette
18 diciotto
19 diciannove

 

Two digit numbers with zeroĀ 

10 dieci
20 venti
30 trenta
40 quaranta
50 cinquanta
60 sessanta
70 settanta
80 ottanta
90 novanta

 

In order to form all other numbers, that isĀ “regular” two digit numbers,Ā there is a kind of rule: you have to joinĀ ā€œtwo digit numbers with zeroā€Ā and the one digit numbers, by making a kind of “addition“.

20 + 5 = venticinque (25)

40 + 7 = quarantasette (47)

60 + 9 = sessantanove (69)

70 + 4 = settantaquattro (74)

… and so on.

BE CAREFUL: the numbersĀ ONE (1)Ā andĀ EIGHTĀ (8) start with a vowel, therefore, in order to join them with the “numeri con lo zero” (ending with a vowel), you should remember not to pronounce (nor write) the final vowel of the “number with zero”. Here you are some examples:

20 + 1 = ventuno (21)

30 + 8 = trentotto (38)

60 + 1 = sessantuno (61)

 

Let’s now move to…

Three digitĀ numbers with two zeros

100 cento
200 duecento
300 trecento
400 quattrocento
500 cinquecento
600 seicento
700 settecento
800 ottocento
900 novecento

 

As you can see, except for the first one (one hundred), all other three digit numbers with two zeros are formed by joining the one digit number + cento.

In order to form all otherĀ three digitĀ numbersĀ you will just do another “addition”. Here you are some examples:

100 + 50 + 4 =Ā centocinquantaquattro (154)

300 + 20 + 5 = trecentoventicinque (325)

700 + 90 + 8 = settecentonovantotto (798)

 

To conclude, we have theĀ four digitĀ numbers with three zeros; in order to form them, you should just join theĀ one digitĀ numberĀ to the word “mila“, except for mille (1000). Here you are the list:

2000 duemila
3000 tremila
4000 quattromila
5000 cinquemila
6000 seimila
7000 settemila
8000 ottomila
9000 novemila

 

For all otherĀ four digitĀ numbers,Ā the “addition” rule is still valid:

1000 + 900 + 40 + 5Ā = millenovecentoquarantacinqueĀ (1945)

2000 + 18 = duemiladiciotto (2018)

5000 + 30 + 5 = cinquemilatrentacinque (5035)

 

1.000.000 = un milioneĀ (one million)

2.000.000 = due milioniĀ (two millions)

 

1.000.000.000 = un miliardoĀ (one billion)

2.000.000.000 = due miliardiĀ (two billions)

 

TODAY’S EXPRESSION

DARE I NUMERI = to do or to say silly things

 

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Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 20
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 13
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 7
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 132
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 1000
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 99
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 16
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 520
Scrivi il seguente numero a lettere: 2018

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