Punjabi Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Punjabi
Pronunciation
one
ਇੱਕ
[ika] Audio
first
ਪਹਲਾ
[pahalā] Audio
two
ਦੋ
[dō] Audio
second
ਦੂਸਰਾ
[dūsarā] Audio
three
ਤੰਿਨ
[taina] Audio
third
ਤੀਸਰਾ
[tīsarā] Audio
four
ਚਾਰ
[cāra] Audio
fourth
ਚੌਥਾ
[cauthā] Audio
five
ਪੰਜ
[paja] Audio
fifth
ਪੰਜਵਾਂ
[pajavāṁ] Audio
six
ਛੇ
[chē] Audio
sixth
ਛੇਵਾਂ
[chēvāṁ] Audio
seven
ਸੱਤ
[sata] Audio
seventh
ਸੱਤਵਾਂ
[satavāṁ] Audio
eight
ਅੱਠ
[aṭha] Audio
eighth
ਅੱਠਵਾਂ
[aṭhavāṁ] Audio
nine
ਨੌਂ
[nauṁ] Audio
ninth
ਨੌਂਵਾਂ
[naunvāṁ] Audio
ten
ਦੱਸ
[dasa] Audio
tenth
ਦਸਵਾਂ
[dasavāṁ] Audio
eleven
ਗਆਿਰਾਂ
[gaā̔irāṁ] Audio
eleventh
ਗਆਿਰਵਾਂ
[gaā̔iravāṁ] Audio
twelve
ਬਾਰ੍ਹਾਂ
[bār'hāṁ] Audio
twelfth
ਬਾਰਵਾਂ
[bāravāṁ] Audio
thirteen
ਤੇਰ੍ਹਾਂ
[tēr'hāṁ] Audio
thirteenth
ਤੇਰ੍ਹਵਾਂ
[tēr'havāṁ] Audio
fourteen
ਚੌਦ੍ਹਾਂ
[caud'hāṁ] Audio
once
ਇੱਕ ਵਾਰੀਂ
[ika vārīṁ] Audio
fifteen
ਪੰਦਰ੍ਹਾਂ
[padar'hāṁ] Audio
twice
ਦੋ ਵਾਰੀਂ
[dō vārīṁ] Audio
sixteen
ਸੋਲ੍ਹਾਂ
[sōl'hāṁ] Audio
Monday
ਸੋਮਵਾਰ
[sōmavāra] Audio
seventeen
ਸਤਾਰ੍ਹਾਂ
[satār'hāṁ] Audio
Tuesday
ਮੰਗਲਵਾਰ
[magalavāra] Audio
eighteen
ਅਠਾਰ੍ਹਾਂ
[aṭhār'hāṁ] Audio
Wednesday
ਬੁੱਧਵਾਰ
[budhavāra] Audio
nineteen
ਉੱਨੀ
[unī] Audio
Thursday
ਵੀਰਵਾਰ
[vīravāra] Audio
twenty
ਵੀਹ
[vīha] Audio
Friday
ਸ਼ੁੱਕਰਵਾਰ
[śukaravāra] Audio
seventy one
ਇਕਹੱਤਰ
[ikahatara] Audio
Saturday
ਸ਼ਨੀਵਾਰ
[śanīvāra] Audio
one hundred
ਸੈਂਕਡ਼ਾ
[saiṅkaṛā] Audio
Sunday
ਐਤਵਾਰ
[aitavāra] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Punjabi + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
ਮੇਰੇ ਕੋਲ ਤਿੰਨ ਕੁੱਤੇ ਹਨ Audio
[mērē kōla tina kutē hana]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
ਮੇਰੀ ਬੇਟੀ ਕੋਲ ਦੋ ਬਿੱਲੀਆਂ ਹਨ Audio
[mērī bēṭī kōla dō bilī'āṁ hana]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
ਓਹ ਸੱਤ ਭਾਸ਼ਾਵਾਂ ਬੋਲਦੀ ਹੈ Audio
[ōha sata bhāśāvāṁ bōladī hai]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
ਮੇਰੇ ਭਰਾ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਬੇਟਾ ਹੈ Audio
[mērē bharā dā ika bēṭā hai]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
ਇਹ ਮੇਰਾ ਦੂਜਾ ਸਬਕ ਹੈ Audio
[iha mērā dūjā sabaka hai]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਤੀਜੀ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਪੜ੍ਹੀ ਹੈ? Audio
[kī tusīṁ tījī kitāba paṛhī hai?]

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

cow
cow Audio
ਗਾਂ [gāṁ]
goat
goat Audio
ਬੱਕਰੀ [bakarī]
donkey
donkey Audio
ਗਧਾ [gadhā]
horse
horse Audio
ਘੋਡ਼ਾ [ghōṛā]
dog
dog Audio
ਕੁੱਤਾ [kutā]
cat
cat Audio
ਬੱਿਲੀ [bailī]
mouse
mouse Audio
ਚੂਹਾ [cūhā]
bird
bird Audio
ਪੰਛੀ [pachī]

Conversation in Punjabi

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
Punjabi
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
ਤੁਸੀ ਕਿੱਥੋਂ ਦੇ ਹੋ?
[tusī kithōṁ dē hō?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
ਮੈਂ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਤੋਂ ਹਾਂ
[maiṁ amarīkā tōṁ hāṁ] Audio
I'm American
ਮੈਂ ਅਮਰੀਕੀ ਹਾਂ
[maiṁ amarīkī hāṁ] Audio
Where do you live?
ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹੋ?
[tusīṁ kithē rahidē hō?] Audio
I live in the U.S
ਮੈਂ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ 'ਚ ਰਹਿੰਦਾ ਹਾਂ
[maiṁ amarīkā 'ca rahidā hāṁ] Audio
What do you do for a living?
ਤੁਸੀਂ ਰੋਜ਼ੀ-ਰੋਟੀ ਲਈ ਕੀ ਕਰਦੇ ਹੋ?
[tusīṁ rōzī - rōṭī la'ī kī karadē hō?] Audio
I'm a student
ਮੈਂ ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ ਹਾਂ
[maiṁ vidi'ārathī hāṁ] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Punjabi? 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.

Punjabi Gender   Punjabi Gender

Punjabi Phrases   Punjabi Phrases



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