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 and 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
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.

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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