Numbers in Catalan

Learn numbers in Catalan

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

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 Catalan?

Catalan (català) is an Indo-European language belonging to the Ibero-Romance group. Official language of Andorra, and co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencian Community, it has about 11 million speakers.

List of numbers in Catalan

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

  • 1) un
  • 2) dos
  • 3) tres
  • 4) quatre
  • 5) cinc
  • 6) sis
  • 7) set
  • 8) vuit
  • 9) nou
  • 10) deu
  • 11) onze
  • 12) dotze
  • 13) tretze
  • 14) catorze
  • 15) quinze
  • 16) setze
  • 17) disset
  • 18) divuit
  • 19) dinou
  • 20) vint
  • 30) trenta
  • 40) quaranta
  • 50) cinquanta
  • 60) seixanta
  • 70) setanta
  • 80) vuitanta
  • 90) noranta
  • 100) cent
  • 1,000) mil
  • one million) un milió
  • one billion) mil milions
  • one trillion) un bilió

Numbers in Catalan: Catalan numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from zero to sixteen are specific words, namely zero [0], un [1], dos [2], tres [3], quatre [4], cinc [5], sis [6], set [7], vuit (or huit) [8], nou [9], deu [10], onze [11], dotze [12], tretze [13], catorze [14], quinze [15], and setze [16]. Seventeen to nineteen are regular numbers, i.e. named after the ten and the unit. Deu i set [10 and 7] is phonetically shortened with an apocope as disset (or dèsset), the same occuring with divuit (or díhuit) [18] and dinou (or dènou) [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the digits roots except for ten and twenty: deu [10], vint [20], trenta [30], quaranta [40], cinquanta [50], seixanta [60], setanta [70], vuitanta (or huitanta) [80] and noranta [90].
  • The same applies for the hundreds where one word is created by adding a dash between the multiplier and the hundred word, except for one hundred (cent [100], plural cents): dos-cents [200], tres-cents [300], quatre-cents [400]…
  • Tens and units are linked with the same dash figuring the conjonction and (eg. trenta-cinc [35]), except for the twenties were i (and) remains (eg. vint-i-cinc [25]).
  • The Catalan language uses the long scale for big numbers where every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. Scale numbers are alternating: un milió (106, one million), mil milions (109, one US billion), un bilió (1012, one US trillion), un biliard (1015, one US quadrillion), un trilió (1018, one US quintillion)…
  • Gramàtica Normativa Valenciana (pdf, in Valencian)
  • Generador numèric (generator of numbers pronunciation in Valencian)
  • Numbers in different languages