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 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:

NumeralAlbanian LanguageEngish Translation
 numrat kardinalecardinal numbers
21njëzet e njëtwenty one
22njëzet e dytwenty two
23njëzet e tretwenty three
24njëzet e katërtwenty four
25njëzet e pesëtwenty five
26njëzet e gjashtëtwenty six
27njëzet e shtatëtwenty seven
28njëzet e tetëtwenty eight
29njëzet e nëntëtwenty nine 
31tridhjetë e njëthirty one
32tridhjetë e dythirty two
33tridhjetë e trethirty three
34tridhjetë e katërthirty four
35tridhjetë e pesëthirty five
36tridhjetë e gjashtëthirty six
37tridhjetë e shtatëthirty seven
38tridhjetë e tetëthirty eight
39tridhjetë e nëntëthirty one
40katërdhjetë (dyzet)fourty
100njëqindone hundred
200dyqindtwo hundred
300treqindthree hundred
400katërqindfour hundred
500pesëqindfive hundred
600gjashtëqindsix hundred
700shtatëqindseven hundred
800tetëqindeight hundred
900nëntëqindnine hundred
1000një mijëthousand 
2,000dymijëtwo thousand
3,000tremijëthree thousand
4,000katërmijëfour thousand
5,000pesëmijëfive thousand
6,000gjashtëmijësix thousand
7,000shtatëmijëseven thousand
8,000tetëmijëeight thousand
9,000nëntëmijënine thousand
1 000 000milionone million
1 000 000 000miliardone billion
1 000 000 000 000trilionone trillion

Ordinal Numbers

Albanian Numbers - 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

NumeralAlbanian LanguageEnglish Translation
 numrat rendorordinal numbers
1.e/i parëfirst
2.e/i dytësecond
3.e/i tretëthird
4.e/i katërtfourth
5.e/i pestëfifth
6.e/i gjashtësixth
7.e/i shtatëseventh
8.e/i tetëeighth
9.e/i nëntëninth
10.e/i dhjetëtenth
11.e/i njëmbëdhjetëeleventh 
12.e/i dymbëdhjetëtwelfth
13.e/i trembëdhjetëthirteenth
14.e/i katërmbëdhjetëfourteenth
15.e/i pesëmbëdhjetëfifteenth
16.e/i gjashtëmbëdhjetësixteenth
17.e/i shtatëmbëdhjetëseventeenth
18.e/i tetëmbëdhjetëeighteenth
19.e/i nëntëmbëdhjetënineteenth
20.e/i njëzettwentieth
21. e/i njëzet e parëtwenty-first
22.e/i njezet sekondatwenty-second
23.e/i njëzet e tretëtwenty-third
24.e/i njëzet e katërtatwenty-fourth
25.e/i njëzet e pestëtwenty-fifth
26.e/i njëzet e gjashtëtwenty-sixth
27.e/i njëzet e shtatëtwenty-seventh
28.e/i njëzet e tetëtwenty-eighth
29.e/i njëzet e nëntëtwenty-ninth
30.e/i tridhjetëthirtieth
100.e/i njëqindhundredth
1000.e/i mijtethousandth


Other Numbers In Albanian

Albanian LanguageEnglish Translation
një herë, dikuronce
dy herëtwice


Albanian Numbering Rules

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, the 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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