Welcome to the sixth Latin lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Latin to help you practice your daily phrases.
|Cardinal and Ordinal - Latin|
|thirteenth tertius decimus|
|Monday lunae dies|
|Tuesday martis dies|
|Wednesday mercuri dies|
|Thursday iovis dies|
|Friday veneris dies|
|seventy one septuaginta unus|
|Saturday saturni dies|
|one hundred centum|
|Sunday soli dies|
Latin 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 Latin. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Latin|
|I have three dogs|
[number + noun] tres canes habeo
|my daughter has two cats|
[number + noun] filia mea duas feles habet
|she speaks seven languages|
[verb + number] ea septem linguas scit
|my brother has one son|
[number + singular noun] frater meus habet unum filium
|this is my second lesson|
[ordinal number + noun] hoc est documentum meum secundum
|did you read the third book?|
[ordinal number + noun] librum tertium legistine?
We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.
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 - Latin|
|Where are you from? unde es tu?|
|I'm from the U.S sum ex civitatibus foederatis|
|I'm American americanus sum|
|Where do you live? ubi habitas?|
|I live in the U.S habito in civitatibus foederatis|
|What do you do for a living? quod est modus vivendi tuus?|
|I'm a student discipulus sum|
Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Latin? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have homepage. You can now check the next lesson below.
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