Numbers in Karelian

Learn numbers in Karelian

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

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 Karelian?

The Karelian language (karjal, kariela, or karjala) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finnic group. Mainly spoken by the Karelians in the Russian Republic of Karelia (where it has the official status of minority language), but also in Tver Oblast and in Finland (in North Karelia and South Karelia), it counts about 35,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Karelian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Karelian

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

  • 1) yksi
  • 2) kakši
  • 3) kolme
  • 4) neljjä
  • 5) viizi
  • 6) kuuǯi
  • 7) seiččemän
  • 8) kahekšan
  • 9) yhekšän
  • 10) kymmenen
  • 11) yksitoista
  • 12) kakšitoista
  • 13) kolmetoista
  • 14) neljjätoista
  • 15) viiztoista
  • 16) kuuǯitoista
  • 17) seiččemäntoista
  • 18) kahekšantoista
  • 19) yhekšäntoista
  • 20) kakšikymmendä
  • 30) kolmekymmendä
  • 40) neljjäkymmendä
  • 50) viizikymmendä
  • 60) kuuǯikymmendä
  • 70) seiččemänkymmendä
  • 80) kahekšankymmendä
  • 90) yhekšänkymmendä
  • 100) šada
  • 1,000) tuhatta

Numbers in Karelian: Karelian numbering rules

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

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

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words: yksi [1], kakši [2], kolme [3], neljjä [4], viizi [5], kuuǯi [6], seiččemän [7], kahekšan [8], yhekšän [9], and kymmenen [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the -toista suffix at the end, which means from the second (ten): yksitoista [11], kakšitoista [12], kolmetoista [13], neljjätoista [14], viiztoista [15], kuuǯitoista [16], seiččemäntoista [17], kahekšantoista [18], and yhekšäntoista [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the -kymmendä suffix (partitive case of kymmenen, ten) at the end of the matching multiplier digit, with the obvious exception of ten: kymmenen [10], kakšikymmendä [20], kolmekymmendä [30], neljjäkymmendä [40], viizikymmendä [50], kuuǯikymmendä [60], seiččemänkymmendä [70], kahekšankymmendä [80], and yhekšänkymmendä [90].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten, then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: kakšikymmendä kahekšan [28], neljjäkymmendä neljjä [44]).
  • One hundred is šada, and one thousand, tuhatta.
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