Kurdish Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Kurdish
Pronunciation
one
یه‌ک
[yek] Audio
first
یه‌که‌م
[yekem] Audio
two
دوو
[dw] Audio
second
دووه‌م
[dwwem] Audio
three
سێ
[se] Audio
third
سێیه‌م
[seyem] Audio
four
چوار
[chwar] Audio
fourth
چواره‌م
[chwarem] Audio
five
پێنج
[penj] Audio
fifth
پێنجه‌م
[penjem] Audio
six
شه‌ش
[shesh] Audio
sixth
شه‌شه‌م
[sheshem] Audio
seven
حه‌وت
[hewt] Audio
seventh
حه‌وته‌م
[hewtem] Audio
eight
هه‌شت
[hesht] Audio
eighth
هه‌شته‌م
[heshtem] Audio
nine
نۆ
[no] Audio
ninth
نۆیه‌م
[boyem] Audio
ten
ده‌
[de] Audio
tenth
ده‌یه‌م
[deyem] Audio
eleven
یازده‌
[yazde] Audio
eleventh
یازده‌یه‌م
[yazdeyem] Audio
twelve
دوازده‌
[dwazde] Audio
twelfth
دوازده‌یه‌م
[dwazdeyem] Audio
thirteen
سیازده‌
[syazde] Audio
thirteenth
سیازده‌یه‌م
[syazdyem] Audio
fourteen
چوارده‌
[chwarde] Audio
once
یه‌کجار
[chwardeyem] Audio
fifteen
پازده‌
[pazde] Audio
twice
دووجار
[dwjar] Audio
sixteen
شازده‌
[shazde] Audio
Monday
دوو شه‌ممه‌
[dw shemme] Audio
seventeen
حه‌ڤده‌
[havde] Audio
Tuesday
سێ شه‌ممه‌
[se shemme] Audio
eighteen
هه‌ژده‌
[hezhde] Audio
Wednesday
چوار شه‌ممه‌
[chwar shemme] Audio
nineteen
نۆزده‌
[nozde] Audio
Thursday
پێنج شه‌ممه‌
[penj shemme] Audio
twenty
بیست
[bist] Audio
Friday
هه‌ینی
[haniy] Audio
seventy one
حەفتاو یەک
[haftaw yek] Audio
Saturday
شه‌ممه‌
[shemme] Audio
one hundred
سه‌د
[sed] Audio
Sunday
یه‌ک شه‌ممه‌
[yek shemme] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Kurdish + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
من سێ سەگم هەیە Audio
[mn se segm heye]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
کچەکەم دوو پشیلەی هەیە Audio
[kchekem dw pshilay heye]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
ئەو بە سێ زمان قسە دەکات Audio
[aw be se zman qse dekat]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
براکەم یەک کوڕی هەیە Audio
[brakem yek kwry heye]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
ئەمە وانەی دووهەممە Audio
[ame waney dwhemme]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
ئایا کتێبی سێهەمت خوێندەوە؟ Audio
[aye kteby sehemt khwendewe?]

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

cow
cow Audio
مانگا [manga]
goat
goat Audio
بزن [bzn]
donkey
donkey Audio
که‌ر [ker]
horse
horse Audio
ئه‌سپ [asp]
dog
dog Audio
سه‌گ [seg]
cat
cat Audio
پشیله‌ [pshile]
mouse
mouse Audio
مشک [mshk]
bird
bird Audio
باڵنده‌ [balinde]

Conversation in Kurdish

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
Kurdish
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
تۆ خەڵکی کوێیت؟
[to khelky kwey?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
من خەڵکی ووڵاتە یەکگرتووەکانی ئەمەریکام
[mn khelky wlate yekgrtwekany amerikam] Audio
I'm American
من ئەمەریکیم
[mn amerikeem] Audio
Where do you live?
تۆ لە کوێ دەژیت؟
[to le kwe dezheet?] Audio
I live in the U.S
من لە ووڵاتە یەکگرتووەکانی ئەمەریکا دەژیم
[mn le wlate yekgrtwekany amerika dezheem] Audio
What do you do for a living?
ئیشی چی دەکەی بۆ ژیانی ڕۆژانەت؟
[eshy chy dekey bo zhiany rozhanet?] Audio
I'm a student
من خوێندکارم
[mn khwendkarm] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Kurdish? 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.

Kurdish Gender   Kurdish Gender

Kurdish Phrases   Kurdish Phrases



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