Haitian Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Haitian
one
yune
first
premye
two
de
second
dezyèm
three
twa
third
twazyèm
four
kat
fourth
katriyèm
five
senk
fifth
senkyèm
six
sis
sixth
sizyèm
seven
sèt
seventh
setyèm
eight
wit
eighth
wityèm
nine
nèf
ninth
nevyèm
ten
dis
tenth
dizyèm
eleven
onz
eleventh
onzyèm
twelve
douz
twelfth
douzyèm
thirteen
trèz
thirteenth
trèzyèm
fourteen
katòz
once
yon fwa
fifteen
kenz
twice
de fwa
sixteen
sèz
Monday
lendi
seventeen
disèt
Tuesday
madi
eighteen
dizwit
Wednesday
mèkredi
nineteen
diznèf
Thursday
jedi
twenty
ven
Friday
vandredi
seventy one
swasan onz
Saturday
samdi
one hundred
san
Sunday
dimanch

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Haitian
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
mwen genyen twa chen
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
pitit fi'm gen de chat
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
li pale sèt lang
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
frè m 'lan gen yon sèl pitit gason
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
sa's se dezyèm leson'm
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
ou te li twazyèm liv lan?

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

cow
cow
bèf
goat
goat
kabrit
donkey
donkey
bourik
horse
horse
cheval
dog
dog
chen
cat
cat
chat
mouse
mouse
sourit
bird
bird
zwazo

Conversation in Haitian

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
Haitian
Where are you from?
kote'w soti
I'm from the U.S
mwen soti o zeta zuni
I'm American
mwen se ameriken
Where do you live?
kote ou rete
I live in the U.S
mwen ap viv o zeta zuni
What do you do for a living?
kisa ou fe kom travay
I'm a student
mwen se yon elèv

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Haitian? 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.

Haitian Gender   Haitian Gender

Haitian Phrases   Haitian Phrases



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