Numbers in Asturian

Learn numbers in Asturian

Knowing numbers in Asturian is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Asturian. Learning to count in Asturian 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 Asturian is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Asturian.

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 Asturian?

Asturian (asturianu) is a Romance language of the West Iberian group. Whereas not an official language, it is spoken in the Spanish province of Asturias by about 150,000 people. It is also known as Astur-Leonese or Bable.

List of numbers in Asturian

Here is a list of numbers in Asturian. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Asturian 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 Asturian. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Asturian.

  • 1) un
  • 2) dos
  • 3) tres
  • 4) cuatro
  • 5) cinco
  • 6) seis
  • 7) siete
  • 8) ocho
  • 9) nueve
  • 10) diez
  • 11) once
  • 12) doce
  • 13) trece
  • 14) catorce
  • 15) quince
  • 16) deciséis
  • 17) decisiete
  • 18) deciocho
  • 19) decinueve
  • 20) venti
  • 30) trenta
  • 40) cuaranta
  • 50) cincuenta
  • 60) sesenta
  • 70) setanta
  • 80) ochenta
  • 90) noventa
  • 100) cien
  • 1,000) mil
  • one million) un millón

Numbers in Asturian: Asturian numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Asturian is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Asturian 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 Asturian with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Asturian is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Asturian. Also, learning how to number in Asturian 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 Asturian 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 Asturian

  • Digits and numbers from zero to fifteen are specific words, namely ceru [0], un [1] (una in its feminine form), dos [2], tres [3], cuatro [4], cinco [5], seis [6], siete [7], ocho [8], nueve [9], diez [10], once [11], doce [12], trece [13], catorce [14], quince [15]. Sixteen to twenty-nine are regular numbers, i.e. named after the ten (or the twenty) and the digit. Diez y seis [10 and 6] is phonetically shortened with an apocope as deciséis. The same applies up to twenty-nine: decisiete [10 and 7], deciocho [10 and 8]… ventinueve [20 and 9].
  • The tens have specific names based on the multiplier digits roots except for ten and twenty: diez [10], venti [20], trenta [30], cuarenta [40], cincuenta [50], sesenta [60], setenta [70], ochenta [80] and noventa [90].
  • Tens and units are linked with y (and), as in trenta y un [31].
  • Hundreds are formed by removing the space between the multiplier and the hundred word: cien [100] (plural cientos), but doscientos [200], trescientos [300], cuatrocientos [400], quinientos [500], seiscientos [600], setecientos [700], ochocientos [800], and novecientos [900].
  • An approach to the Asturian language, by Xavier Frías Conde, 1999 (.pdf)
  • Numbers in different languages