Numbers in Corsican

Learn numbers in Corsican

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

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 Corsican?

Corsican (corsu) is an Indo-European language belonging to the romance group, mainly spoken in Corsica by about 250,000 speakers.

List of numbers in Corsican

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

  • 1) unu
  • 2) dui
  • 3) trè
  • 4) quattru
  • 5) cinque
  • 6) séi
  • 7) sétte
  • 8) óttu
  • 9) nóve
  • 10) déce
  • 11) òndeci
  • 12) dòdeci
  • 13) trèdeci
  • 14) quattòrdeci
  • 15) quindeci
  • 16) sèdeci
  • 17) dicessétte
  • 18) dicióttu
  • 19) dicennóve
  • 20) vinti
  • 30) trènta
  • 40) quaranta
  • 50) cinquanta
  • 60) sessanta
  • 70) settanta
  • 80) ottanta
  • 90) novanta
  • 100) cèntu
  • 1,000) mille
  • one million) un miliòne
  • one billion) una miliarda

Numbers in Corsican: Corsican numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers up to ten are specific words, namely zéru [0], unu [1], dui/duie [2], trè [3], quattru [4], cinque [5], séi [6], sétte [7], óttu [8], nóve [9], and déce [10]. From eleven to sixteen, the number is formed from the root of the digit followed by the plural form of ten: òndeci [11], dòdeci [12], trèdeci [13], quattòrdeci [14], quindeci [15], and sèdeci [16]. From seventeen to nineteen, the order is reversed, as the unit is directly put after the ten: dicessétte [17], dicióttu [18], and dicennóve [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the matching multiplier digit root except for ten and twenty: déce [10], vinti [20], trènta [30], quaranta [40], cinquanta [50], sessanta [60], settanta [70], ottanta [80], and novanta [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing the ten and the unit, causing an elision of the last vowel of the ten when the unit starts with a vowel (e.g.: vintunu [21], trèntadui [32], quarantatrè [43]).
  • The hundreds are formed by removing the space between the multiplier and the word for hundred (cèntu), except for one hundred: cèntu [100], duiecèntu [200], trecèntu [300], quattrucèntu [400], cinquecèntu [500], séicèntu [600], séttecèntu [700], óttucèntu [800], and nóvecèntu [900].
  • Hundreds and tens are linked with the coordinating conjunction è (and) between 101 and 119, 201 and 219, 301 and 319… (e.g.: cèntu è unu [101], séicèntu è trèdeci [613]), which disappears between 120 and 199, 220 and 299… (e.g.: trecèntu quaranta [340], quattrucèntu trèntadui [432]).
  • Thousands are formed the same way as hundreds: mille [1,000] (plural mila), duiemila [2,000], trèmila [3,000], quattrumila [4,000], cinquemila [5,000]…
  • Groups of three digits are linked with the same coordinating conjunction è (e.g.: mille è cèntu [1,100], un miliòne è duiecèntu trèntaquattrumila è cinquecèntu sessantasétte [1,234,567]).
  • One million is un miliòne (plural milioni), and one billion, una miliarda (plural miliarde).
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