Numbers in Armenian

Learn numbers in Armenian

Knowing numbers in Armenian is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Armenian. Learning to count in Armenian may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Armenian is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Armenian.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Armenian?

The Armenian language (հայերեն in Armenian alphabet, transliterated in hayeren in Latin alphabet) belongs to the Indo-European family. Official language in both Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it counts about 6,7 million speakers, including its diaspora.

List of numbers in Armenian

Here is a list of numbers in Armenian. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Armenian from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Armenian. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Armenian.

  • 1) մեկ (mek)
  • 2) երկու (erkow)
  • 3) երեք (erek’)
  • 4) չորս (čors)
  • 5) հինգ (hing)
  • 6) վեց (vec’)
  • 7) յոթ (yot’)
  • 8) ութ (owt’)
  • 9) ինը (inë)
  • 10) տաս (tas)
  • 11) տասնմեկ (tasnmek)
  • 12) տասներկու (tasnerkow)
  • 13) տասներեք (tasnerek’)
  • 14) տասնչորս (tasnčors)
  • 15) տասնհինգ (tasnhing)
  • 16) տասնվեց (tasnvec’)
  • 17) տասնյոթ (tasnyot’)
  • 18) տասնութ (tasnowt’)
  • 19) տասնինը (tasninë)
  • 20) քսան (k’san)
  • 30) երեսուն (eresown)
  • 40) քառասուն (k’aṙasown)
  • 50) հիսուն (hisown)
  • 60) վաթսուն (vat’sown)
  • 70) յոթանասուն (yot’anasown)
  • 80) ութսուն (owt’sown)
  • 90) իննսուն (innsown)
  • 100) հարյուր (haryowr)
  • 1,000) հազար (hazar)
  • one million) միլիոն (milion)
  • one billion) միլիարդ (miliard)
  • one trillion) տրիլիոն (trilion)

Numbers in Armenian: Armenian numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Armenian is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Armenian you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Armenian with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Armenian is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Armenian. Also, learning how to number in Armenian yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Armenian at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Armenian

  • Numbers from zero to ten are specific words, namely զրո (zro) [0], մեկ (mek) [1], երկու (erkow) [2], երեք (erek’) [3], չորս (čors) [4], հինգ (hing) [5], վեց (vec’) [6], յոթ (yot’) [7], ութ (owt’) [8], ինը (inë) [9], and տաս (tas) [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are built by putting the old Armenian word for ten (տասն (tasn)), then the digit with no space: տասնմեկ (tasnmek) [11], տասներկու (tasnerkow) [12], տասներեք (tasnerek’) [13], տասնչորս (tasnčors) [14], տասնհինգ (tasnhing) [15], տասնվեց (tasnvec’) [16], տասնյոթ (tasnyot’) [17], տասնութ (tasnowt’) [18], and տասնինը (tasninë) [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the digits roots followed by the suffix -սուն (-sown), except for ten and twenty: տաս (tas) [10], քսան (k’san) [20], երեսուն (eresown) [30], քառասուն (k’aṙasown) [40], հիսուն (hisown) [50], վաթսուն (vat’sown) [60], յոթանասուն (yot’anasown) [70], ութսուն (owt’sown) [80], and իննսուն (innsown) [90].
  • The compound numbers are built by putting the ten followed by the unit separated with a space (e.g.: երեսուն հինգ (eresown hing) [35], յոթանասուն ութ (yot’anasown owt’) [78]).
  • The word for hundred is հարյուր (haryowr), one thousand is հազար (hazar). Hundreds, thousands and bigger numbers are built the same way, i.e. by setting the multiplier, then a space and the scale name, except when the multiplier is one (e.g.: հարյուր (haryowr) [100], երկու հարյուր (erkow haryowr) [200], երեք հարյուր (erek’ haryowr) [300], հինգ հազար վեց հարյուր երեսուն (hing hazar vec’ haryowr eresown) [5,630]).
  • Armenian language uses the short scale for big numbers, where every new word greater than a million is 1,000 times bigger than the previous term. One million is միլիոն (milion), then one billion (109) is միլիարդ (miliard), and one trillion (1012), տրիլիոն (trilion).
  • Eastern Armenian transliteration
  • Numbers in different languages