Greenlandic Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Greenlandic
one
ataaseq Audio
first
siulleq Audio
two
marluk Audio
second
aappaa Audio
three
pingasut Audio
third
pingajuat Audio
four
sisamat Audio
fourth
sisamaat Audio
five
tallimat Audio
fifth
tallimaat Audio
six
arfinillit Audio
sixth
arvirnat Audio
seven
arfineq marluk Audio
seventh
arviniq aappaat Audio
eight
arfineq pingasut Audio
eighth
arviniq pingajuat Audio
nine
qulingiluat Audio
ninth
qulingiluaat Audio
ten
qulit Audio
tenth
qulingat Audio
eleven
aqqanilit Audio
eleventh
aqqarnat Audio
twelve
aqqaneq-marluk Audio
twelfth
aqqaneq aappaat Audio
thirteen
aqqaneq-pingasut Audio
thirteenth
aqqaneq pingajuat Audio
fourteen
aqqaneq-sisamat Audio
once
ataatsimik Audio
fifteen
aqqaneq-tallimat Audio
twice
marloriaatit Audio
sixteen
arvirsanillit Audio
Monday
ataasinngorneq Audio
seventeen
arvirsani marluk Audio
Tuesday
marlunngorneq Audio
eighteen
arvirsani pingasut Audio
Wednesday
pingasunngorneq Audio
nineteen
arvirsani sisamat Audio
Thursday
sisamanngorneq Audio
twenty
marlunnik qulillit Audio
Friday
tallimanngorneq Audio
seventy one
Audio
Saturday
sapaat Audio
one hundred
untriti, hundredi Audio
Sunday
arfininngorneq Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Greenlandic
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
Pingasunik qimmiuterapunga Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
Paniga marlunnik qitsuiteqarpoq Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
Oqaatsinik assigiinngitsunik arfineq marlunnik oqalussinnaavoq Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
Qatanngutiga erneqarpoq Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
Tassa aappassaa iliunniutiga Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
Atuakkap pingajuat atuarpiuuk? Audio

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

cow
cow Audio
ko
goat
goat Audio
savaasaq
donkey
donkey Audio
suititooq
horse
horse Audio
hiisti
dog
dog Audio
qimmeq
cat
cat Audio
qitsuk
mouse
mouse Audio
teriaq
bird
bird Audio
timmiaq

Conversation in Greenlandic

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
Greenlandic
Where are you from?
Suminngaaneerpit? Audio
I'm from the U.S
USA-minngaaneerpunga Audio
I'm American
USA-minngaaneerpunga Audio
Where do you live?
Sumi najugaqapit? Audio
I live in the U.S
USA-najugaqarpunga Audio
What do you do for a living?
Sulerisuuit? Audio
I'm a student
ilinniarnertooquvunga Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Greenlandic? 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.

Greenlandic Gender   Greenlandic Gender

Greenlandic Phrases   Greenlandic Phrases



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