Greek Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Greek
Pronunciation
one
ένα
[ena] Audio
first
πρώτος
[protos] Audio
two
δυο
[theo] Audio
second
δεύτερος
[theύteros] Audio
three
τρία
[tria] Audio
third
τρίτος
[tritos] Audio
four
τέσσερα
[tessera] Audio
fourth
τέταρτος
[tetartos] Audio
five
πέντε
[pente] Audio
fifth
πέμπτος
[pemptos] Audio
six
έξι
[exi] Audio
sixth
έκτος
[ektos] Audio
seven
επτά
[epta] Audio
seventh
έβδομος
[evthomos] Audio
eight
οκτώ
[okto] Audio
eighth
όγδοος
[oythoos] Audio
nine
εννέα
[ennea] Audio
ninth
ένατος
[enatos] Audio
ten
δέκα
[theka] Audio
tenth
δέκατος
[thekatos] Audio
eleven
έντεκα
[enteka] Audio
eleventh
ενδέκατος
[enthekatos] Audio
twelve
δώδεκα
[thotheka] Audio
twelfth
δωδέκατος
[thothekatos] Audio
thirteen
δεκατρία
[thekatria] Audio
thirteenth
δέκατος τρίτος
[thekatos tritos] Audio
fourteen
δεκατέσσερα
[thekatessera] Audio
once
μια φορά
[mia fora] Audio
fifteen
δεκαπέντε
[thekapente] Audio
twice
δυο φορές
[theo fores] Audio
sixteen
δεκαέξι
[thekaexi] Audio
Monday
δευτέρα
[theetera] Audio
seventeen
δεκαεπτά
[thekaepta] Audio
Tuesday
τρίτη
[trite] Audio
eighteen
δεκαοχτώ
[thekaochto] Audio
Wednesday
τετάρτη
[tetarte] Audio
nineteen
δεκαεννέα
[thekaennea] Audio
Thursday
πέμπτη
[pempte] Audio
twenty
είκοσι
[eikosi] Audio
Friday
παρασκευή
[paraskeee] Audio
seventy one
εβδομήντα μία
[evthomenta mia] Audio
Saturday
σάββατο
[savvato] Audio
one hundred
εκατό
[ekato] Audio
Sunday
κυριακή
[keriake] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Greek + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
έχω τρία σκυλιά Audio
[echo tria skelia]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
η κόρη μου έχει δύο γάτες Audio
[e kore moe echei thύo yates]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
μιλάει επτά γλώσσες Audio
[milaei epta ylosses]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
ο αδερφός μου έχει ένα γιο Audio
[o atherfos moe echei ena yio]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
αυτό είναι το δεύτερο μάθημα μου Audio
[aeto einai to theύtero mathema moe]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
διάβασες το τρίτο βιβλίο; Audio
[thiavases to trito vivlio;]

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

cow
cow Audio
αγελάδα [ayelatha]
goat
goat Audio
κατσίκα - αίγα [katsika - aiya]
donkey
donkey Audio
γάιδαρος [yaitharos]
horse
horse Audio
άλογο [aloyo]
dog
dog Audio
σκύλος [skύlos]
cat
cat Audio
γάτα [yata]
mouse
mouse Audio
ποντίκι [pontiki]
bird
bird Audio
πτηνό - πουλί [pteno - poeli]

Conversation in Greek

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
Greek
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
από πού είσαι;
[apo poύ eisai;] Audio
I'm from the U.S
είμαι από την αμερική
[eimai apo ten amerike] Audio
I'm American
είμαι αμερικανός
[eimai amerikanos] Audio
Where do you live?
που μένεις;
[poe meneis;] Audio
I live in the U.S
ζω στην αμερική
[zo sten amerike] Audio
What do you do for a living?
τι δουλειά κάνεις;
[ti thoeleia kaneis;] Audio
I'm a student
είμαι φοιτητής
[eimai foitetes] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Greek? 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.

Greek Gender   Greek Gender

Greek Phrases   Greek Phrases



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