Malagasy Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Malagasy
one
iray Audio
first
voalohany Audio
two
roa Audio
second
faharoa Audio
three
telo Audio
third
fahatelo Audio
four
efatra Audio
fourth
fahaefatra Audio
five
dimy Audio
fifth
fahadimy Audio
six
enina Audio
sixth
fahaenina Audio
seven
fito Audio
seventh
fahafito Audio
eight
valo Audio
eighth
fahavalo Audio
nine
sivy Audio
ninth
fahasivy Audio
ten
folo Audio
tenth
fahafolo Audio
eleven
iraika amby folo Audio
eleventh
faha-iraika amby folo Audio
twelve
roa amby folo Audio
twelfth
faha-roapolo Audio
thirteen
telo amby folo Audio
thirteenth
faha-telopolo Audio
fourteen
efatra amby folo Audio
once
indray mandeha Audio
fifteen
dimy amby folo Audio
twice
indroa Audio
sixteen
enina amby folo Audio
Monday
alatsinainy Audio
seventeen
fito amby folo Audio
Tuesday
talata Audio
eighteen
valo amby folo Audio
Wednesday
alarobia Audio
nineteen
sivy amby folo Audio
Thursday
alakamisy Audio
twenty
roapolo Audio
Friday
zoma Audio
seventy one
iraika amby fitopolo Audio
Saturday
asabotsy Audio
one hundred
zato Audio
Sunday
alahady Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Malagasy
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
manana alika telo aho Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
manana saka roa ny zanako vavy Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
mahay miteny tenim-pirenena telo izy Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
manana zanaka lahy iray ny rahalahiko Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
lesona faharoako ity Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
novakianao ve ilay boky fahatelo? Audio

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

cow
cow Audio
omby
goat
goat Audio
osy
donkey
donkey Audio
apondra
horse
horse Audio
soavaly
dog
dog Audio
alika
cat
cat Audio
saka
mouse
mouse Audio
totozy
bird
bird Audio
vorona

Conversation in Malagasy

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
Malagasy
Where are you from?
avy aiza ianao? Audio
I'm from the U.S
avy any etazonia aho Audio
I'm American
amerikanina aho Audio
Where do you live?
aiza ianao no mipetraka? Audio
I live in the U.S
any etazonia aho no mipetraka Audio
What do you do for a living?
inona no antom-pivelomanao? Audio
I'm a student
mpianatra aho Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Malagasy? 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.

Malagasy Gender   Malagasy Gender

Malagasy Phrases   Malagasy Phrases



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