Numbers in Hungarian

Learn numbers in Hungarian

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

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 Hungarian?

Hungarian (magyar nyelv) is a Uralic language that belongs to the Finno-Ugric language group. Spoken in Hungary and in parts of neighbouring countries (namely Austria, Croatia, Romania, northern Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and western Ukraine), Hungarian counts about 13 million speakers.

List of numbers in Hungarian

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

  • 1) egy
  • 2) kettő
  • 3) három
  • 4) négy
  • 5) öt
  • 6) hat
  • 7) hét
  • 8) nyolc
  • 9) kilenc
  • 10) tíz
  • 11) tizenegy
  • 12) tizenkettő
  • 13) tizenhárom
  • 14) tizennégy
  • 15) tizenöt
  • 16) tizenhat
  • 17) tizenhét
  • 18) tizennyolc
  • 19) tizenkilenc
  • 20) húsz
  • 30) harminc
  • 40) negyven
  • 50) ötven
  • 60) hatvan
  • 70) hetven
  • 80) nyolcvan
  • 90) kilencven
  • 100) száz
  • 1,000) ezer

Numbers in Hungarian: Hungarian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely nulla [0], egy [1], kettő [2], három [3], négy [4], öt [5], hat [6], hét [7], nyolc [8], and kilenc [9].
  • Ten, twenty and thirthy are irregular. From forty to ninety, tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, suffixed by either ven (front affix) or van (back affix). Thus, we have: tíz [10], húsz [20], harminc [30], negyven [40], ötven [50], hatvan [60], hetven [70], nyolcvan [80], and kilencven [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, directly followed by the unit, but compound numbers from eleven to twenty-nine are slightly different. When compound, tíz [10] turns into tizen, and húsz [20], into huszon (e.g.: tizennégy [14], huszonhat [26]).
  • Compound numbers above thirty are formed starting with the ten, directly followed by the unit, with no space (e.g.: harminckilenc [39], kilencvennyolc [98]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier, directly followed by the word for hundred (száz), with no space, except for one hundred: száz [100], kétszáz or kettőszáz (formal) [200], háromszáz [300], négyszáz [400], ötszáz [500], hatszáz [600], hétszáz [700], nyolcszáz [800], and kilencszáz [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier, directly followed by the word for thousand (ezer), with no space, except for one thousand: ezer [1,000], kétezer or kettőezer (formal) [2,000], háromezer [3,000], négyezer [4,000], ötezer [5,000], hatezer [6,000], hétezer [7,000], nyolcezer [8,000], and kilencezer [9,000].
  • The Hungarian language follows the long scale naming convention for large numbers, where every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. Thus, we have millió [million, 106], milliárd [billion, 109], billió [trillion, 1012], billiárd [quadrillion, 1015], trillió [quintillion, 1018]…
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