Numbers in Kven

Learn numbers in Kven

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

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 Kven?

Kven (kvääni or kainu) is a Finnic language that belongs to the Uralic languages family. Spoken by the Kven people in northern Norway, it is mutually intelligible with the Finnish language, of which it was long considered a dialect. The Kven language counts between 1,500 and 10,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Kven. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Kven

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

  • 1) yksi
  • 2) kaksi
  • 3) kolme
  • 4) nelje
  • 5) viisi
  • 6) kuusi
  • 7) seittemen
  • 8) kahđeksen
  • 9) yhđeksen
  • 10) kymmenen
  • 11) yksitoista
  • 12) kaksitoista
  • 13) kolmetoista
  • 14) neljetoista
  • 15) viisitoista
  • 16) kuusitoista
  • 17) seittementoista
  • 18) kahđeksentoista
  • 19) yhđeksentoista
  • 20) kaksikymmentä
  • 30) kolmekymmentä
  • 40) neljekymmentä
  • 50) viisikymmentä
  • 60) kuusikymmentä
  • 70) seittemenkymmentä
  • 80) kahđeksenkymmentä
  • 90) yhđeksenkymmentä
  • 100) sata
  • 1,000) tuhat
  • one million) miljuuna
  • one billion) miljarti

Numbers in Kven: Kven numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely yksi [1], kaksi [2], kolme [3], nelje [4], viisi [5], kuusi [6], seittemen [7], kahđeksen [8], and yhđeksen [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the unit, directly followed by the word toista, with no space: yksitoista [11], kaksitoista [12], kolmetoista [13], neljetoista [14], viisitoista [15], kuusitoista [16], seittementoista [17], kahđeksentoista [18], and yhđeksentoista [19].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, directly followed by the word for ten (kymmenen, plural: kymmentä) with no space, except for ten itself: kymmenen [10], kaksikymmentä [20], kolmekymmentä [30], neljekymmentä [40], viisikymmentä [50], kuusikymmentä [60], seittemenkymmentä [70], kahđeksenkymmentä [80], and yhđeksenkymmentä [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, directly followed by the unit, with no space (e.g.: kolmekymmentäseittemen [37], kuusikymmentänelje [64], yhđeksenkymmentäviisi [95]).
  • The word for hundred is sata [100]. Compound hundreds are formed starting with the hundred, then the unit or the ten with no space (e.g.: sataviisi [105], satakaksikymmentä [120], sataviisikymmentäseittemen [157]).
  • The word for thousand is tuhat [1,000].
  • The word for million is miljuuna [million, 106], and the word for billion is miljarti [billion, 109].
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