Afrikaans Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Afrikaans lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Afrikaans to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Afrikaans
one
een Audio
first
eerste Audio
two
twee Audio
second
tweede Audio
three
drie Audio
third
derde Audio
four
vier Audio
fourth
vierde Audio
five
vyf Audio
fifth
vyfde Audio
six
ses Audio
sixth
sesde Audio
seven
sewe Audio
seventh
sewende Audio
eight
agt Audio
eighth
agtste Audio
nine
nege Audio
ninth
negende Audio
ten
tien Audio
tenth
tiende Audio
eleven
elf Audio
eleventh
elfde Audio
twelve
twaalf Audio
twelfth
twaalfde Audio
thirteen
dertien Audio
thirteenth
dertiende Audio
fourteen
veertien Audio
once
een keer Audio
fifteen
vyftien Audio
twice
twee keer Audio
sixteen
sestien Audio
Monday
Maandag Audio
seventeen
sewentien Audio
Tuesday
Dinsdag Audio
eighteen
agtien Audio
Wednesday
Woensdag Audio
nineteen
negentien Audio
Thursday
Donderdag Audio
twenty
twintig Audio
Friday
Vrydag Audio
seventy one
een-en-sewentig Audio
Saturday
Saterdag Audio
one hundred
honderd Audio
Sunday
Sondag Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Afrikaans cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Afrikaans. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Afrikaans
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
Ek het drie honde Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
My dogter het twee katte Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
Sy praat sewe tale Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
My broer het een seun Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
Dit is my tweede les Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
Het jy die derde boek gelees? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
koei
goat
goat Audio
bok
donkey
donkey Audio
donkie
horse
horse Audio
perd
dog
dog Audio
hond
cat
cat Audio
kat
mouse
mouse Audio
muis
bird
bird Audio
voël

Conversation in Afrikaans

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Afrikaans
Where are you from?
Waar kom jy vandaan? Audio
I'm from the U.S
Ek is van Amerika Audio
I'm American
Ek is Amerikaans Audio
Where do you live?
Waar woon jy? Audio
I live in the U.S
Ek woon in Amerika Audio
What do you do for a living?
Wat doen jy vir 'n lewe? Audio
I'm a student
Ek is 'n student Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Afrikaans? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Afrikaans Gender   Afrikaans Gender

Afrikaans Phrases   Afrikaans Phrases



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