Italian Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Italian
one
uno Audio
first
primo Audio
two
due Audio
second
secondo Audio
three
tre Audio
third
terzo Audio
four
quattro Audio
fourth
quarto Audio
five
cinque Audio
fifth
quinto Audio
six
sei Audio
sixth
sesto Audio
seven
sette Audio
seventh
settimo Audio
eight
otto Audio
eighth
ottavo Audio
nine
nove Audio
ninth
nono Audio
ten
dieci Audio
tenth
decimo Audio
eleven
undici Audio
eleventh
undicesimo Audio
twelve
dodici Audio
twelfth
dodicesimo Audio
thirteen
tredici Audio
thirteenth
tredicesimo Audio
fourteen
quattordici Audio
once
una volta Audio
fifteen
quindici Audio
twice
due volte Audio
sixteen
sedici Audio
Monday
lunedi Audio
seventeen
diciassette Audio
Tuesday
martedì Audio
eighteen
diciotto Audio
Wednesday
mercoledì Audio
nineteen
diciannove Audio
Thursday
giovedi Audio
twenty
venti Audio
Friday
venerdì Audio
seventy one
settantuno Audio
Saturday
sabato Audio
one hundred
cento Audio
Sunday
domenica Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Italian
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
ho tre cani Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
mia figlia ha due gatti Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
parla sette lingue Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
mio fratello ha un figlio Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
questa è la mia seconda lezione Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
ha letto il terzo libro? Audio

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

cow
cow Audio
mucca
goat
goat Audio
capra
donkey
donkey Audio
asino
horse
horse Audio
cavallo
dog
dog Audio
cane
cat
cat Audio
gatto
mouse
mouse Audio
topo
bird
bird Audio
uccello

Conversation in Italian

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
Italian
Where are you from?
di dov'è? Audio
I'm from the U.S
io vengo dagli usa Audio
I'm American
io sono americano Audio
Where do you live?
dove vive? Audio
I live in the U.S
io vivo negli usa Audio
What do you do for a living?
che lavoro fa? Audio
I'm a student
sono uno studente Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Italian? 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.

Italian Gender   Italian Gender

Italian Phrases   Italian Phrases



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