• Numeri in Italiano

    Italian cardinal numbers are invariable except for 1 or uno which can take the forms of; uno, una, un and un' in order to agree in gender with the noun to which if refers to, just as the indefinite article does.

    0 - 19
    zero
    uno
    due
    tre
    quattro
    0
    1
    2
    3
    4
    cinque
    sei
    sette
    otto
    nove
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    dieci
    undici
    dodici
    tredici
    quattordici
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    quindici
    sedici
    diciassette
    diciotto
    diciannove
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19


    To continue to count beyond diciannove (19) is simple. You merely take the number venti (20) and attach the Italian number for 1 through 9 to the end of venti. For the two numbers beginning with a vowell (uno and otto) you first drop the i off of venti (ventuno and ventotto). This pattern is repeated for all numbers through 99 using the appropriate numbers for 30, 40, etc.

    21 - 100
    venti
    trenta
    quaranta
    cinquanta
    sessanta
    settanta
    ottanta
    novanta
    cento
    20
    30
    40
    50
    60
    70
    80
    90
    100
    ventuno
    ventidue
    ventitre
    ventiquattro
    venticinque
    ventisei
    ventisette
    ventotto
    ventinove
    21
    22
    23
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    trentuno
    trentadue
    trentatre
    trentaquattro
    trentacinque
    trentasei
    trentasette
    trentotto
    trentanove
    31
    32
    33
    34
    35
    36
    37
    38
    39


    For numbers over cento (100) it continues to be quite easy. To add values less than cento (100) simply attach the appropriate number to the end of cento, for example; centodiciannove. To create multiples of cento attach the appropriate number to the beginning of cento, for example; duecento. Mille (1.000) is handled in the same manner. There are a few things to keep in mind as we build larger numbers which are;

    1) Do not drop the "o" in cento prior to a number starting with a vowel (centouno)
    2) The plural for mille (1.000) is mila as in duemila (2.000)
    3) In Italian when writing numbers instead of using comas to divide sets of 3 numbers you need to use periods as in 1.000.000 (one million)
    4) Once you get to milione (1.000.000) you no longer attach numbers to the beginning of the number. Instead it becomes two words as in "due milione".

    Here are a few examples of some larger numbers;

    0ver 100
    centodieci
    duecento
    trecento
    mille
    milledue
    millecento
    duemila
    cinquemila
    centomila
    un milione
    due milione
    un miliardo
    tre miliardo
    110
    200
    300
    1.000
    1.002
    1.100
    2.000
    5.000
    100.000
    1.000.000
    2.000.000
    1.000.000.000
    3.000.000.000