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.

CardinalMalteseOrdinalMaltese
onewiehed Audiofirstl-ewwel Audio
twotnejn Audiosecondit-tieni Audio
threetlieta Audiothirdit-tielet Audio
fourerbgha Audiofourthir-raba' Audio
fivehamsa Audiofifthil-hames Audio
sixsitta Audiosixthis-sitt Audio
sevensebgha Audioseventhis-seba' Audio
eighttmienja Audioeighthit-tmien Audio
ninedisgha Audioninthid-disa' Audio
tenghaxra Audiotenthl-ghaxar Audio
elevenhdax Audioeleventhil-hdax Audio
twelvetnax Audiotwelfthit-tnax Audio
thirteentlettax Audiothirteenthit-tlettax Audio
fourteenerbatax Audiooncedarba Audio
fifteenhmistax Audiotwicedarbtejn Audio
sixteensittax AudioMondayit-tnejn Audio
seventeensbatax AudioTuesdayit-tlieta Audio
eighteentmintax AudioWednesdayl-erbgha Audio
nineteendsatax AudioThursdayil-hamis Audio
twentyghoxrin AudioFridayil-gimgha Audio
seventy onewiehed u sebghin AudioSaturdayis-sibt Audio
one hundredmija AudioSundayil-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 + RulesMaltese
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
cow Audio
baqra
goat
goat Audio
moghza
donkey
donkey Audio
hmar
horse
horse Audio
ziemel
dog
dog Audio
kelb
cat
cat Audio
qattus
mouse
mouse Audio
gurdien
bird
bird Audio
ghasfur

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.

EnglishMaltese
Where are you from?minn fejn int? Audio
I'm from the U.Sjien mill-amerka Audio
I'm Americanjien amerikan Audio
Where do you live?fejn toqghod? Audio
I live in the U.Sjien nghix l-amerka Audio
What do you do for a living?x'taghmel fil-hajja? Audio
I'm a studentjien 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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