Estonian Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Estonian
one
üks Audio
first
esimene Audio
two
kaks Audio
second
teine Audio
three
kolm Audio
third
kolmas Audio
four
neli Audio
fourth
neljas Audio
five
viis Audio
fifth
viies Audio
six
kuus Audio
sixth
kuues Audio
seven
seitse Audio
seventh
seitsmes Audio
eight
kaheksa Audio
eighth
kaheksas Audio
nine
üheksa Audio
ninth
üheksas Audio
ten
kümme Audio
tenth
kümnes Audio
eleven
üksteist Audio
eleventh
üheteistkümnes Audio
twelve
kaksteist Audio
twelfth
kaheteistkümnes Audio
thirteen
kolmteist Audio
thirteenth
kolmeteistkümnes Audio
fourteen
neliteist Audio
once
üks kord Audio
fifteen
viisteist Audio
twice
kaks korda Audio
sixteen
kuusteist Audio
Monday
esmaspäev Audio
seventeen
seitseteist Audio
Tuesday
teisipäev Audio
eighteen
kaheksateist Audio
Wednesday
kolmapäev Audio
nineteen
üheksateist Audio
Thursday
neljapäev Audio
twenty
kakskümmend Audio
Friday
reede Audio
seventy one
seitsekümmend üks Audio
Saturday
laupäev Audio
one hundred
sada Audio
Sunday
pühapäev Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Estonian
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
mul on kolm koera Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
mu tütrel on kaks kassi Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
ta oskab seitset keelt Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
mu vennal on üks poeg Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
see on mu teine õppetund Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
kas te lugesite kolmandat raamatut? Audio

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

cow
cow Audio
lehm
goat
goat Audio
kits
donkey
donkey Audio
eesel
horse
horse Audio
hobune
dog
dog Audio
koer
cat
cat Audio
kass
mouse
mouse Audio
hiir
bird
bird Audio
lind

Conversation in Estonian

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
Estonian
Where are you from?
kust te pärit olete? Audio
I'm from the U.S
ma olen usa-st Audio
I'm American
ma olen ameeriklane Audio
Where do you live?
kus te elate? Audio
I live in the U.S
ma elan usa-s Audio
What do you do for a living?
millega te tegelete? Audio
I'm a student
ma olen üliõpilane Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Estonian? 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.

Estonian Gender   Estonian Gender

Estonian Phrases   Estonian Phrases



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