Numbers in Dothraki

Learn numbers in Dothraki

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

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 Dothraki?

The Dothraki language has been coined by George R. R. Martin in his series of fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire. It is spoken by the Dothrakis, the proud nomadic horsemen people of Essos. For the television adaptation of these novels named Game of Thrones aired from April 2011, the TV channel HBO has contracted David J. Peterson to develop the original words list into a complete language, with a grammar and rules of pronunciation.

List of numbers in Dothraki

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

  • 1) at
  • 2) akat
  • 3) sen
  • 4) tor
  • 5) mek
  • 6) zhinda
  • 7) fekh
  • 8) ori
  • 9) qazat
  • 10) thi
  • 11) atthi
  • 12) akatthi
  • 13) senthi
  • 14) torthi
  • 15) mekthi
  • 16) zhindatthi
  • 17) fekhthi
  • 18) oritthi
  • 19) qazatthi
  • 20) chakat
  • 30) chisen
  • 40) chitor
  • 50) chimek
  • 60) chizhinda
  • 70) chifekh
  • 80) chori
  • 90) chiqazat
  • 100) ken
  • 1,000) dalen
  • one million) yor

Numbers in Dothraki: Dothraki numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are: som [0] (meaning absent, missing), at [1], akat [2], sen [3], tor [4], mek [5], zhinda [6], fekh [7], ori [8], and qazat [9].
  • Numbers for eleven to nineteen are formed by putting the digit name before the word for ten (thi), without space. Thus, we get atthi [11], akatthi [12], senthi [13], torthi [14], mekthi [15], zhindatthi (and not zhindathi) [16], fekhthi [17], oritthi (and not orithi) [18], and qazatthi [19]. The sixteen and eighteen irregularities appear as every other number in the teens is stressed on the penultimate syllable, so the t is doubled to follow that stress pattern.
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the multiplier unit with chi (or ch when the digit name begins with a vowel), except for ten: thi [10], chakat [20], chisen [30], chitor [40], chimek [50], chizhinda [60], chifekh [70], chori [80], and chiqazat [90].
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (ken) with the multiplier digit, with no space, except for one hundred itself: ken [100], akatken [200], senken [300], torken [400], mekken [500], zhindaken [600], fekhken [700], oriken [800], and qazatken [900].
  • The thousands are formed by prefixing the word for thousand (dalen) with the multiplier digit, separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: dalen [1,000], akat dalen [2,000], sen dalen [3,000], tor dalen [4,000], mek dalen [5,000], zhinda dalen [6,000], fekh dalen [7,000], ori dalen [8,000], and qazat dalen [9,000].
  • Compound thousands are formed by linking the thousand with the lower number with the conjunction ma (and, with), shortened in m’ before a vowel (e.g.: dalen ma sen [1,003], akat dalen m’atthi [2,011]).
  • One million is yor.
  • Dothraki, by David J. Peterson
  • The Dothraki Language Dictionary (.pdf)
  • Dothraki, by David J. Peterson
  • Lekh Dothraki
  • Dothraki Vocabulary and Grammar Guide (.pdf)
  • A Wiki of Ice and Fire
  • Numbers in different languages