Maltese Numbers

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

Cardinal Maltese Ordinal Maltese
one wiehed Audio first l-ewwel Audio
two tnejn Audio second it-tieni Audio
three tlieta Audio third it-tielet Audio
four erbgha Audio fourth ir-raba' Audio
five hamsa Audio fifth il-hames Audio
six sitta Audio sixth is-sitt Audio
seven sebgha Audio seventh is-seba' Audio
eight tmienja Audio eighth it-tmien Audio
nine disgha Audio ninth id-disa' Audio
ten ghaxra Audio tenth l-ghaxar Audio
eleven hdax Audio eleventh il-hdax Audio
twelve tnax Audio twelfth it-tnax Audio
thirteen tlettax Audio thirteenth it-tlettax Audio
fourteen erbatax Audio once darba Audio
fifteen hmistax Audio twice darbtejn Audio
sixteen sittax Audio Monday it-tnejn Audio
seventeen sbatax Audio Tuesday it-tlieta Audio
eighteen tmintax Audio Wednesday l-erbgha Audio
nineteen dsatax Audio Thursday il-hamis Audio
twenty ghoxrin Audio Friday il-gimgha Audio
seventy one wiehed u sebghin Audio Saturday is-sibt Audio
one hundred mija Audio Sunday il-hadd Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules Maltese
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
ghandi tlett iklieb Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
binti ghandha zewgt iqtates Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
hi titkellem seba lingwi Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
hija ghandu tifel wiehed Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
din hija t-tieni lezzjoni tieghi Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
inti qrajtu t-tielet ktieb? Audio

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

cow Audio
goat Audio
donkey Audio
horse Audio
dog Audio
cat Audio
mouse Audio
bird Audio

Conversation in Maltese

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 Maltese
Where are you from? minn fejn int? Audio
I'm from the U.S jien mill-amerka Audio
I'm American jien amerikan Audio
Where do you live? fejn toqghod? Audio
I live in the U.S jien nghix l-amerka Audio
What do you do for a living? x'taghmel fil-hajja? Audio
I'm a student jien student Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Maltese? 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.

Maltese Gender   Maltese Gender

Maltese Phrases   Maltese Phrases


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