Common Albanian Numbers: 2 Most Important Groups

Albanian Numbers

When we are talking about numbers in Albanian, they occupy the vast majority of the Albanian population’s daily lives. If you want to talk to Albanians, you have to use Albanian numbers in many fields, such as phone numbers, money amounts, dates, etc. It is essential to have the correct accent in addition to knowing the numbers. So we need to learn numbers with the proper accent.

To learn Albanian numbers in the fastest way, you need to practice reading and listening to the numbers I offer you in this blog post, one by one. You can follow the content in the tables I have prepared so that you can easily learn the numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers to help you practice your daily phrases.

As a result of constant listening, you will learn Albanian numbers in a concise time!

What Are Albanian Numbers?

Like any language, Albanian has its quirks. For instance, when counting objects, the noun’s gender can affect the number’s ending. Learning these nuances will make your conversations more accurate.

Albanian numbers are unique and distinctive. While they may seem intimidating at first, breaking them down step by step can make them feel more approachable. Let’s dive in!

Albanian Numbers Cardinal

Albanian Cardinal Numbers

Albanian cardinal numbers convey the “how many.” They’re also known as “counting numbers,” because they show quantity.

Here are some examples:

NumeralEngish TranslationAlbanian Language
 cardinal numbersnumrat kardinale
1one një
21twenty onenjëzet e një
22twenty twonjëzet e dy
23twenty threenjëzet e tre
24twenty fournjëzet e katër
25twenty fivenjëzet e pesë
26twenty sixnjëzet e gjashtë
27twenty sevennjëzet e shtatë
28twenty eightnjëzet e tetë
29twenty nine njëzet e nëntë
31thirty onetridhjetë e një
32thirty twotridhjetë e dy
33thirty threetridhjetë e tre
34thirty fourtridhjetë e katër
35thirty fivetridhjetë e pesë
36thirty sixtridhjetë e gjashtë
37thirty seventridhjetë e shtatë
38thirty eighttridhjetë e tetë
39thirty onetridhjetë e nëntë
40fourtykatërdhjetë (dyzet)
100one hundrednjëqind
200two hundreddyqind
300three hundredtreqind
400four hundredkatërqind
500five hundredpesëqind
600six hundredgjashtëqind
700seven hundredshtatëqind
800eight hundredtetëqind
900nine hundrednëntëqind
1000thousand një mijë
2,000two thousanddymijë
3,000three thousandtremijë
4,000four thousandkatërmijë
5,000five thousandpesëmijë
6,000six thousandgjashtëmijë
7,000seven thousandshtatëmijë
8,000eight thousandtetëmijë
9,000nine thousandnëntëmijë
1 000 000one millionmilion
1 000 000 000one billionmiliard
1 000 000 000 000one trilliontrilion

Albanian Ordinal Numbers

Albanian ordinal numbers tell you the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They just show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Albanian. If you memorize this table, you will add beneficial and important words to your Albanian vocabulary.

NumeralEnglish TranslationAlbanian Language
 ordinal numbersnumrat rendor
1.firste/i parë
2.seconde/i dytë
3.thirde/i tretë
4.fourthe/i katërt
5.fifthe/i pestë
6.sixthe/i gjashtë
7.seventhe/i shtatë
8.eighthe/i tetë
9.ninthe/i nëntë
10.tenthe/i dhjetë
11.eleventh e/i njëmbëdhjetë
12.twelfthe/i dymbëdhjetë
13.thirteenthe/i trembëdhjetë
14.fourteenthe/i katërmbëdhjetë
15.fifteenthe/i pesëmbëdhjetë
16.sixteenthe/i gjashtëmbëdhjetë
17.seventeenthe/i shtatëmbëdhjetë
18.eighteenthe/i tetëmbëdhjetë
19.nineteenthe/i nëntëmbëdhjetë
20.twentiethe/i njëzet
21. twenty-firste/i njëzet e parë
22.twenty-seconde/i njezet sekonda
23.twenty-thirde/i njëzet e tretë
24.twenty-fourthe/i njëzet e katërta
25.twenty-fifthe/i njëzet e pestë
26.twenty-sixthe/i njëzet e gjashtë
27.twenty-seventhe/i njëzet e shtatë
28.twenty-eighthe/i njëzet e tetë
29.twenty-ninthe/i njëzet e nëntë
30.thirtiethe/i tridhjetë
100.hundredthe/i njëqind
1000.thousandthe/i mijte

Other Numbers In Albanian

English TranslationAlbanian Language
oncenjë herë, dikur
twicedy herë
Albanian Numbers Rules

Albanian Numbering Rules

Now that you’ve had an essence of the most useful numbers let’s talk about the writing rules for the tens, the compound numbers, the hundreds, then thousands, and beyond (if possible).

Numbers from zero to nine are specific words.

  • One – Një
  • Two – Dy
  • Three – Tre
  • Four – Katër
  • Five – Pesë
  • Six – Gjashtë
  • Seven – Shtatë
  • Eight – Tetë
  • Nine – Nëntë
  • Ten – Dhjetë

Albanian Numbers From Ten To Nineteen

Ten is dhjetë [10]. From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by agglutinating the digit to the morpheme sequence mbë + dhjetë (meaning onto ten) with no space: njëmbëdhjetë [11], dymbëdhjete [12], trembëdhjetë [13], katërmbëdhjetë [14], pesëmbëdhjetë [15], gjashtëmbëdhjetë [16], shtatëmbëdhjetë [17], tetëmbëdhjetë [18], and nëntëmbëdhjetë [19].

Albanian Numbers And Counting For Tens

The tens are formed on the multiplier digit followed by the word ten, except for ten, twenty and forty: dhjetë [10], njëzetnti [20], tridhjetë [30] (dhjetë being feminine, the feminine form of three is used), dyzet [40], pesëdhjetë [50], gjashtëdhjetë [60], shtatëdhjetë [70], tetëdhjetë [80], and nëntëdhjetë [90]. Twenty and forty are formed on the old number name zet, not used anymore, meaning a score—a trace of an old vigesimal system. Thus, njëzetnti [20] means one score (një + zet), and dyzet [40], two scores (dy + zet).

Albanian Compound Numbers

Compound numbers are formed by adding the coordinating conjunction e (and) between the ten and the unit (e.g., njëzet e dy [22], pesëdhjetë e gjashtë [56]).

The hundreds are formed by putting together the multiplier digit and the hundred word (qind): njëqind [100], dyqind [200], treqind [300], katërqind [400]…

Hundreds and tens are linked with the coordinating conjunction e (e.g., njëqind e një [101], gjashtëqind e trembëdhjetë [613]).

Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit, a space, and the word for thousand (mijë): një mijë [1,000], dy mijë [2,000], tre mijë [3,000]… Thousands, hundreds and tens are linked with the coordinating conjunction e (e.g., tre mijë e dyqind [3,200], pesë mijë e katërqind e gjashtëdhjetë [5,460]), but thousands and units follow each other with no conjunction (e.g., një mijë një [1,001]).

Big Scale Albanian Numbers

The Albanian language uses the long scale for big numbers where every new word more significant than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. One million is një milion, një miliard is 109 (the US billion), and një bilion (1012) worth a thousand US billions, the next step, 1015, being një trilion (one quadrillion). Note that the word for million is feminine. The feminine form of three is needed in tri million [three million].

Big scale numbers are linked with the same coordinating conjunction e (e.g., një milion e katërqind e pesëdhjetë mijë [1,450,000], dy miliard e treqind milion e katërqind mijë [2,300,400,000]).

When used in a cardinal number, the words qind (hundred), mijë (thousand), milion (million), miliard (billion), etc., remain in their singular form. They do have a plural form, qind and mijë taking the suffix -ra, the others the suffix -a, used to indicate an imprecise quantity (e.g., qindra [hundreds], mijëra [thousands], miliona [millions]).

Learn More About The Albanian Language With Ling

How was learning Albanian numbers? I bet you’ve been wanting to learn more about this amazing language. Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Albanian. Once you’re done with Albanian Numbers, you might want to learn Pronouns or Question Words in the Albanian Language using a language-learning app like the Ling app

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