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#1 Free Guide To Bosnian Numbers And Counting

September 22, 2022

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Fancy becoming fluent in Bosnian? Aside from knowing the basic greetings, it's a great idea to count like a kid again! Here is the number one free guide to Bosnian numbers and counting you'll need.

In any language, basic phrases and sentences are vital to practicing your mind to think in your target language. Especially if you've decided to take Bosnian as a second language to master. If you speak any Slavic languages, remember that some Bosnian words sound similar to languages like Serbian and Croatian. However, Bosnian also has loanwords from other languages like German, Turkish, Arabic, and several Serbo-Croatian variants.

But it all boils down to why you should learn to count numbers at all. Everywhere you'll go, you will need to know how to count when getting tickets at the train station. You will need to know how much you'll pay when buying food or doing your groceries. Months and dates are also important to mark in your calendar, and guess what? All of them have numbers too!

Perhaps the most crucial of them all; learning Bosnian numbers will help you avoid scams or mistakes when paying your expenses while you travel as a foreigner. Memorizing numbers is essential, and it's a pretty great skill to learn. Enjoy counting Bosnian numbers with this easy and free guide!

Bosnian Pronunciation Rules

Before you try counting numbers, you should know how to pronounce words in the Bosnian language first. One quick tip is to remember that Slavic languages are phonetic. That means English speakers can pronounce the words according to how they look like. They are also written in the Latin alphabet, which indicates it represents only one sound unless combined with other letters.

Not to mention, Bosnian stems from Serbo-Croatian phonology. That means enthusiasts like you should also practice those under the Serbo-Croatian language family.

Moreover, vowels follow the same quality as English vowels. These are /a, e, i, o, u/, which can be long or short vowels. In many cases, unstressed vowels are shorter in pronunciation and are fewer than stressed (longer) vowels.

Let's look at some phonology and pronunciation rules you will find when studying the Bosnian language.

  • c as in the ts in hats
  • č as in the ch in perch
  • ć similar to the ch in choice
  • dž as in the g in gym
  • đ identical to the j in juice
  • h as in the ch in Bach
  • j as in the y in yellow
  • lj similar to the lli in the word trillion
  • nj similar to the ni in opinion
  • š as in the sh in shoulder
  • ž as in the s in measure

Bosnian Numbers: Cardinal And Ordinal Numbers

Cardinal Counting Bosnian Numbers

The Bosnian word for numbers is brojeva.

Numbers have various functions and types. As we focus on basic sentences, beginners should only memorize the easy numbers first. Some of which are Cardinal and Ordinal numbers. They make up most of the everyday conversations and when constructing sentences. Of course, numbers in Math are highly distinguishable as they are often used only for formulas or calculations.

Ready to know more? Here are Bosnian numbers from one to one hundred (1 to 100). Zero is also included in the list!

Numbers One To Twenty

Counting numbers, also known as cardinal, tell "how many" of the nouns are. Cardinal numbers commonly show quantity. So you refer to one, two, three, and so on as a cardinal number. However, zero isn't a cardinal number as it doesn't quantify any object at all.

Here are the rest of the numbers from zero to twenty.

EnglishBosnian WordPronunciation
(0) zeronula
(1) onejedan
(2) twodva
(3) threetri
(4) fourčetiri
(5) fivepet
(6) sixšest
(7) sevensedam
(8) eightosam
(9) ninedevet
(10) tendeset
(11) elevenjedanaest
(12) twelvedvanaest
(13) thirteentrinaest
(14) fourteenčetrnaest
(15) fifteenpetnaest
(16) sixteenšesnaest
(17) seventeensedamnaest
(18) eighteenosamnaest
(19) nineteendevetnaest
(20) twentydvadeset

Numbers Twenty One to Twenty Nine

You just need to include the ordinal number from the table above for the rest of the numbers before the hundreds. Then, add the tens before those cardinal numbers.

EnglishBosnian WordPronunciation
(21) twenty-onedvadeset jedan
(22) twenty-twodvadeset dva/dvije/
(23) twenty-threedvadeset tri
(24) twenty-fourdvadeset četiri
(25) twenty-fivedvadeset pet
(26) twenty sixdvadeset šest
(27) twenty-sevendvadeset sedam
(28) twenty-eightdvadeset osam
(29) twenty-ninedvadeset devet

Counting By Tens: 30 To 100

How about numbers by tens? Let's continue counting!

EnglishBosnian WordPronunciation
(30) thirtytrideset
(40) fortyčetrdeset
(50) fiftypedeset
(60) sixtyšezdeset
(70) seventysedamdeset
(80) eightyosamdeset
(90) ninetydevedeset
(100) one hundredsto

We're not stopping here. There are more numbers to learn, especially for nouns, adjectives, and pronouns. Let's get to it!

Bosnian Ordinal Numbers

Bosnian Ordinal Numbers

What are Ordinal numbers commonly used in sentences? They usually pertain to a floor, a rank, a position, or anything that has chronological order. It can be used as nouns, adjectives, and pronouns.

EnglishBosnian WordPronunciation
firstprvi
seconddrugi
thirdtreći
fourthčetvrti
fifthpeti
sixthšesti
seventhsedmi
eighthosmi
ninthdeveti
tenthdeseti
eleventhjedanaesti
twelfthdvanaestina
thirteenthtrinaesti
fourteenthčetrnaesti
fifteenthpetnaesti
sixteenthšesnaesti
seventeenthsedamnaesti
eighteenthosamnaesti
nineteenthdevetnaesti
twentiethdvadeseti

Other Related Words For Bosnian Numbers

Here are some other words in English related to numbers that also have the Bosnian language equivalent:

EnglishBosnian WordPronunciation
oncejednom
twicedvaput
thricetriput
manymnogi
fewnekoliko/malo/
lessmanje

Example Sentences With Numbers In The Bosnian Language

Of course, we won't leave you without examples of how to use these numbers for your next lesson.

  • I have five loaves of bread (Imam pet vekni hleba.)
  • Are you free on the fifth of June? (Jeste li slobodni peti (5.) juna?)
  • I am number one on the list. (Ja sam broj jedan na listi.)
  • She is my second cousin. (Ona je moj drugi rođak.)

Start Mastering Bosnian Numbers And More With Ling!

Learn More Bosnian Numbers With Ling

Fancy memorizing dates for that next birthday bash? Along with numbers, dates are also important as there are many events that you can celebrate with your Bosnian friends. Learn how to greet them with a happy new year in Bosnian. Who knows, you may even need to give suggestions for baby names at that next gender reveal party.

However, it's not a surprise if you feel something is missing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You might be shocked hearing other languages as there are actually three official languages in this country. But you can learn all these easily with a one-step solution, no other than Ling! 

Match phrases, read vocabulary, memorize them using flashcards, and even write the alphabet of your target language. What's even more exciting is that it is a free app you can use now!

With Lingstudying Bosnian is a treat. You'll get 200+ lessons with quality speaking, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Plus, there's an AI bot that will help you practice the pronunciations we've suggested you remember earlier. Not bad for a free app, right? Download Ling to maximize your potential in learning a new language.

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