Numbers in Interlingua

Learn numbers in Interlingua

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

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 Interlingua?

The Interlingua language is an international auxiliary language (IAL) developed between 1937 and 1951 by the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA), which aim was to determine which auxiliary language was best suited for international communication, but ended developing a language of their own with the help of Alexander Gode. It is a naturalistic IAL, or an a posteriori language, as based on existing natural languages (namely English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian).

List of numbers in Interlingua

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

  • 1) un
  • 2) duo
  • 3) tres
  • 4) quatro
  • 5) cinque
  • 6) sex
  • 7) septe
  • 8) octo
  • 9) nove
  • 10) dece
  • 11) dece-un
  • 12) dece-duo
  • 13) dece-tres
  • 14) dece-quatro
  • 15) dece-cinque
  • 16) dece-sex
  • 17) dece-septe
  • 18) dece-octo
  • 19) dece-nove
  • 20) vinti
  • 30) tresanta
  • 40) quaranta
  • 50) cinquanta
  • 60) sexanta
  • 70) septanta
  • 80) octanta
  • 90) novanta
  • 100) cento
  • 1,000) mille
  • one million) un million
  • one billion) un milliardo
  • one trillion) un billion

Numbers in Interlingua: Interlingua numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words: zero [0], un [1], duo [2], tres [3], quatro [4], cinque [5], sex [6], septe [7], octo [8], and nove [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with (a)nta (and replacing the digit ending e or o with an a), except for ten and twenty: deci [10], vinti [20], tresanta [30], quaranta (and not quatranta) [40], cinquanta [50], sexanta [60], septanta [70], octanta [80], and novanta [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the ten and the unit with a hyphen (e.g.: deci-duo [12], septanta-nove [79]).
  • The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (cento, centos in plural) separated with a space, except for one hundred itself: cento [100], duo centos [200], tres centos [300], quatro centos [400], cinque centos [500]…
  • The thousands are formed the same way, by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (mille, milles in plural) separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: mille [1,000], duo milles [2,000], tres milles [3,000], quatro milles [4,000], cinque milles [5,000]…
  • Higher scale numbers follow the long scale numbers rule in which every new term greater than one million is one million times the previous term, alternating the -ion and -iardo suffixes: million [million] (106), milliardo [billion] (109), billion [trillion] (1012), billiardo [quadrillion] (1015), trillion [quintillion] (1018), trilliardo [sextillion] (1021)…
  • A grammar of Interlingua, by Alexander Gode & Hugh Blair
  • Union Mundial por Interlingua
  • Numbers in different languages