Common Albanian Numbers: 2 Most Important Groups

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 them 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!


Albanian Numbers

Learning the Albanian Numbers displayed in the lists below is vital to the language. 

Cardinal Numbers

Albanian Numbers - Cardinal Numbers

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

Here are some examples:

Numeral Albanian Language Engish Translation
  numrat numbers
  numrat kardinale cardinal numbers
0 zero zero
1 një one 
2 dy two
3 tre three
4 katër four
5 pesë five
6 gjashtë six
7 shtatë seven
8 tetë eight
9 nëntë nine
10 dhjetë ten
11 njëmbëdhjetë eleven
12 dymbëdhjetë twelve
13 trembëdhjetë thirteen
14 katërmbëdhjetë fourteen
15 pesëmbëdhjetë fifteen
16 gjashtëmbëdhjetë sixteen
17 shtatëmbëdhjetë seventeen
18 tetëmbëdhjetë eighteen
19 nëntëmbëdhjetë nineteen
20 njëzet twenty
21 njëzet e një twenty one
22 njëzet e dy twenty two
23 njëzet e tre twenty three
24 njëzet e katër twenty four
25 njëzet e pesë twenty five
26 njëzet e gjashtë twenty six
27 njëzet e shtatë twenty seven
28 njëzet e tetë twenty eight
29 njëzet e nëntë twenty nine 
30 tridhjetë thirty
31 tridhjetë e një thirty one
32 tridhjetë e dy thirty two
33 tridhjetë e tre thirty three
34 tridhjetë e katër thirty four
35 tridhjetë e pesë thirty five
36 tridhjetë e gjashtë thirty six
37 tridhjetë e shtatë thirty seven
38 tridhjetë e tetë thirty eight
39 tridhjetë e nëntë thirty one
40 katërdhjetë (dyzet) fourty
50 pesëdhjetë fifty
60 gjashtëdhjëtë sixty
70 shtatëdhjetë seventy
80 tetëdhjetë eighty
90 nëntëdhjetë ninety
100 njëqind one hundred
200 dyqind two hundred
300 treqind three hundred
400 katërqind four hundred
500 pesëqind five hundred
600 gjashtëqind six hundred
700 shtatëqind seven hundred
800 tetëqind eight hundred
900 nëntëqind nine hundred
1000 një mijë thousand 
2,000 dymijë two thousand
3,000 tremijë three thousand
4,000 katërmijë four thousand
5,000 pesëmijë five thousand
6,000 gjashtëmijë six thousand
7,000 shtatëmijë seven thousand
8,000 tetëmijë eight thousand
9,000 nëntëmijë nine thousand
1 000 000 milion one million
1 000 000 000 miliard one billion
1 000 000 000 000 trilion one trillion

Ordinal Numbers

Albanian Numbers - 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.

List Of Ordinal Numbers In Albanian

Numeral Albanian Language English Translation
  numrat rendor ordinal numbers
1. e/i parë first
2. e/i dytë second
3. e/i tretë third
4. e/i katërt fourth
5. e/i pestë fifth
6. e/i gjashtë sixth
7. e/i shtatë seventh
8. e/i tetë eighth
9. e/i nëntë ninth
10. e/i dhjetë tenth
11. e/i njëmbëdhjetë eleventh 
12. e/i dymbëdhjetë twelfth
13. e/i trembëdhjetë thirteenth
14. e/i katërmbëdhjetë fourteenth
15. e/i pesëmbëdhjetë fifteenth
16. e/i gjashtëmbëdhjetë sixteenth
17. e/i shtatëmbëdhjetë seventeenth
18. e/i tetëmbëdhjetë eighteenth
19. e/i nëntëmbëdhjetë nineteenth
20. e/i njëzet twentieth
21.  e/i njëzet e parë twenty-first
22. e/i njezet sekonda twenty-second
23. e/i njëzet e tretë twenty-third
24. e/i njëzet e katërta twenty-fourth
25. e/i njëzet e pestë twenty-fifth
26. e/i njëzet e gjashtë twenty-sixth
27. e/i njëzet e shtatë twenty-seventh
28. e/i njëzet e tetë twenty-eighth
29. e/i njëzet e nëntë twenty-ninth
30. e/i tridhjetë thirtieth
100. e/i njëqind hundredth
1000. e/i mijte thousandth


Other Numbers In Albanian

Albanian Language English Translation
një herë, dikur once
dy herë twice


Albanian Numbering 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.

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].

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).

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]).

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) worths a thousand US billions, the next step, 1015, being një trilion (one quadrillion). Note that the word for million being feminine, the feminine form of three, is needed in tri milion [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]).

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 Albanian Language using a language learning app like Ling App

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