Belarusian Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Belarusian
Pronunciation
one
адзін
[adzіn] Audio
first
першы
[pyershi] Audio
two
два
[dva] Audio
second
другі
[drooguі] Audio
three
тры
[tri] Audio
third
трэці
[tretzі] Audio
four
чатыры
[chatiri] Audio
fourth
чацвёрты
[chatzvyorti] Audio
five
пяць
[pyatzʲ] Audio
fifth
пяты
[pyati] Audio
six
шэсць
[shestzʲ] Audio
sixth
шосты
[shosti] Audio
seven
сем
[syem] Audio
seventh
сёмы
[syomi] Audio
eight
восем
[vosyem] Audio
eighth
восьмы
[vosʲmi] Audio
nine
дзевяць
[dzyevyatzʲ] Audio
ninth
дзевяты
[dzyevyati] Audio
ten
дзесяць
[dzyesyatzʲ] Audio
tenth
дзесяты
[dzyesyati] Audio
eleven
адзінаццаць
[adzіnatztzatzʲ] Audio
eleventh
адзінаццаты
[adzіnatztzati] Audio
twelve
дванаццаць
[dvanatztzatzʲ] Audio
twelfth
дванаццаты
[dvanatztzati] Audio
thirteen
трынаццаць
[trinatztzatzʲ] Audio
thirteenth
трынаццаты
[trinatztzati] Audio
fourteen
чатырнаццаць
[chatirnatztzatzʲ] Audio
once
(адзін) раз
[(adzіn) raz] Audio
fifteen
пятнаццаць
[pyatnatztzatzʲ] Audio
twice
двойчы/два разы
[dvoychi/dva razi] Audio
sixteen
шаснаццаць
[shasnatztzatzʲ] Audio
Monday
панядзелак
[panyadzyelak] Audio
seventeen
семнаццаць
[syemnatztzatzʲ] Audio
Tuesday
аўторак
[awtorak] Audio
eighteen
васемнаццаць
[vasyemnatztzatzʲ] Audio
Wednesday
серада
[syerada] Audio
nineteen
дзевятнаццаць
[dzyevyatnatztzatzʲ] Audio
Thursday
чацвер
[chatzvyer] Audio
twenty
дваццаць
[dvatztzatzʲ] Audio
Friday
пятніца
[pyatnіtza] Audio
seventy one
семдзесят адзін
[syemdzyesyat adzіn] Audio
Saturday
субота
[soobota] Audio
one hundred
сто
[sto] Audio
Sunday
нядзеля
[nyadzyelya] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Belarusian 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 Belarusian. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Belarusian + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
у мяне ёсць тры сабакі Audio
[oo myanye yostzʲ tri sabakі]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
у маёй дачкі ёсць два каты Audio
[oo mayoy dachkі yostzʲ dva kati]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
яна размаўляе на сямі мовах Audio
[yana razmawlyaye na syamі movakh]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
у майго брата ёсць сын Audio
[oo mayguo brata yostzʲ sin]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
гэта мая другая лекцыя Audio
[gueta maya drooguaya lyektziya]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
(ці) вы чыталі трэцюю кніга? Audio
[(tzі) vi chitalі tretzyoyo knіgua?]

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

cow
cow Audio
карова [karova]
goat
goat Audio
каза [kaza]
donkey
donkey Audio
асёл [asyol]
horse
horse Audio
конь [konʲ]
dog
dog Audio
сабака [sabaka]
cat
cat Audio
кот [kot]
mouse
mouse Audio
мыш [mish]
bird
bird Audio
птушка [ptooshka]

Conversation in Belarusian

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
Belarusian
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
адкуль вы?
[adkoolʲ vi?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
я з зша
[ya z zsha] Audio
I'm American
я амерыканец
[ya amyerikanyetz] Audio
Where do you live?
дзе вы жывеце?
[dzye vi ʐivyetzye?] Audio
I live in the U.S
я жыву ў зша
[ya ʐivoo w zsha] Audio
What do you do for a living?
дзе вы працуеце?
[dzye vi pratzooyetzye?] Audio
I'm a student
я студэнт
[ya stoodent] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Belarusian? 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.

Belarusian Gender   Belarusian Gender

Belarusian Phrases   Belarusian Phrases



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