Russian Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Russian
Pronunciation
one
один
[odin] Audio
first
первый
[pyerviy] Audio
two
два
[dva] Audio
second
второй
[vtoroy] Audio
three
три
[tri] Audio
third
третий
[tryetiy] Audio
four
четыре
[chyetirye] Audio
fourth
четвертый
[chyetvyertiy] Audio
five
пять
[pyatʲ] Audio
fifth
пятый
[pyatiy] Audio
six
шесть
[shyestʲ] Audio
sixth
шестой
[shyestoy] Audio
seven
семь
[syemʲ] Audio
seventh
седьмой
[syedʲmoy] Audio
eight
восемь
[vosyemʲ] Audio
eighth
восьмой
[vosʲmoy] Audio
nine
девять
[dyevyatʲ] Audio
ninth
девятый
[dyevyatiy] Audio
ten
десять
[dyesyatʲ] Audio
tenth
десятый
[dyesyatiy] Audio
eleven
одиннадцать
[odinnadtzatʲ] Audio
eleventh
одиннадцатый
[odinnadtzatiy] Audio
twelve
двенадцать
[dvyenadtzatʲ] Audio
twelfth
двенадцатый
[dvyenadtzatiy] Audio
thirteen
тринадцать
[trinadtzatʲ] Audio
thirteenth
тринадцатый
[trinadtzatiy] Audio
fourteen
четырнадцать
[chyetirnadtzatʲ] Audio
once
раз
[raz] Audio
fifteen
пятнадцать
[pyatnadtzatʲ] Audio
twice
дважды
[dvaʐdi] Audio
sixteen
шестнадцать
[shyestnadtzatʲ] Audio
Monday
понедельник
[ponyedyelʲnik] Audio
seventeen
семнадцать
[syemnadtzatʲ] Audio
Tuesday
вторник
[vtornik] Audio
eighteen
восемнадцать
[vosyemnadtzatʲ] Audio
Wednesday
среда
[sryeda] Audio
nineteen
девятнадцать
[dyevyatnadtzatʲ] Audio
Thursday
четверг
[chyetvyerg] Audio
twenty
двадцать
[dvadtzatʲ] Audio
Friday
пятница
[pyatnitza] Audio
seventy one
семьдесят один
[syemʲdyesyat odin] Audio
Saturday
суббота
[soobbota] Audio
one hundred
сотня
[sotnya] Audio
Sunday
воскресенье
[voskryesyenʲye] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

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

Grammar + Rules
Russian + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
у меня есть три собаки Audio
[oo myenya yestʲ tri sobaki]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
у моей дочери есть две кошки Audio
[oo moyey dochyeri yestʲ dvye koshki]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
она говорит на семи языках Audio
[ona govorit na syemi yazikakh]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
у моего брата есть сын Audio
[oo moyego brata yestʲ sin]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
это мой второй урок Audio
[eto moy vtoroy oorok]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
вы читали третью книгу? Audio
[vi chitali tryetʲyo knigoo?]

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

cow
cow Audio
корова [korova]
goat
goat Audio
козел [kozyel]
donkey
donkey Audio
осел [osyel]
horse
horse Audio
лошадь [loshadʲ]
dog
dog Audio
собака [sobaka]
cat
cat Audio
кот [kot]
mouse
mouse Audio
мышь [mishʲ]
bird
bird Audio
птица [ptitza]

Conversation in Russian

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
Russian
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
а вы откуда?
[a vi otkooda?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
я из соединённых штатов
[ya iz u.s] Audio
I'm American
я американец
[ya amyerikanyetz] Audio
Where do you live?
где вы живете?
[gdye vi ʐivyetye?] Audio
I live in the U.S
я живу в u.s
[ya ʐivoo v u.s] Audio
What do you do for a living?
что вы делаете для жизни?
[chto vi dyelayetye dlya ʐizni?] Audio
I'm a student
я студент
[ya stoodyent] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Russian? 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.

Russian Gender   Russian Gender

Russian Phrases   Russian Phrases



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