Numbers in Lithuanian

Learn numbers in Lithuanian

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

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 Lithuanian?

Lithuanian language (lietuvių kalba) belongs to the Baltic group of the Indo-European family. Official language of Lithuania, it counts about 3.5 million speakers.

List of numbers in Lithuanian

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

  • 1) vienas
  • 2) du
  • 3) trys
  • 4) keturi
  • 5) penki
  • 6) šeši
  • 7) septyni
  • 8) aštuoni
  • 9) devyni
  • 10) dešimt
  • 11) vienuolika
  • 12) dvylika
  • 13) trylika
  • 14) keturiolika
  • 15) penkiolika
  • 16) šešiolika
  • 17) septyniolika
  • 18) aštuoniolika
  • 19) devyniolika
  • 20) dvidešimt
  • 30) trisdešimt
  • 40) keturiasdešimt
  • 50) penkiasdešimt
  • 60) šešiasdešimt
  • 70) septyniasdešimt
  • 80) aštuoniasdešimt
  • 90) devyniasdešimt
  • 100) šimtas
  • 1,000) tūkstantis
  • one million) milijonas
  • one billion) milijardas
  • one trillion) trilijonas

Numbers in Lithuanian: Lithuanian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine have two forms when followed by a noun, a masculine form and a feminine one. In that case, both number and noun are declined. Masculine numbers are: nulis [0], vienas [1], du [2], trys [3], keturi [4], penki [5], šeši [6], septyni [7], aštuoni [8], and devyni [9]. As for feminine numbers, they are: nulis [0], viena [1], dvi [2], trys [3], keturios [4], penkios [5], šešios [6], septynios [7], aštuonios [8], and devynios [9].
  • From ten (which is dešimt) up, there is only one gender and the following noun is always set to genitive (the noun remains subject to declension).
  • From eleven to nineteen, cardinal numbers end with -lika, which means more or less “something that remains beyond ten”: vienuolika [11], dvylika [12], trylika [13], keturiolika [14], penkiolika [15], šešiolika [16], septyniolika [17], aštuoniolika [18], and devyniolika [19].
  • Tens end with -dešimt preceded by the ten digit, except for ten: dešimt [10], dvidešimt [20], trisdešimt [30], keturiasdešimt [40], penkiasdešimt [50], šešiasdešimt [60], septyniasdešimt [70], aštuoniasdešimt [80], and devyniasdešimt [90].
  • Hundreds are formed by putting the word hundred (šimtas) after the multiplier unit, with the exception of one hundred: šimtas [100] (šimtai, in plural form), du šimtai [200], trys šimtai [300], keturi šimtai [400]…
  • Thousands are formed the same way, by putting the word thousand (tūkstantis) after the multiplier unit, with the exception of one thousand: tūkstantis [1,000] (tūkstančiai, in plural form), du tūkstančiai [2,000], trys tūkstančiai [3,000], keturi tūkstančiai [4,000]…
  • Compound numbers are formed by putting the ten before the unit (e.g.: trisdešimt du [32], keturiasdešimt trys [43], penkiasdešimt keturi [54]), the hundred before the ten and the unit (e.g.: du šimtai trisdešimt penki [235], trys šimtai vienas [301]), the thousand before the hundred, the ten and the unit (e.g.: tūkstantis devyni šimtai septyniasdešimt vienas [1,971], du tūkstančiai keturi [2,004]).
  • Lithuanian uses the short scale system as English to create big numbers: each number name bigger than one million is one thousand times bigger than the previous one. Thus, we have milijardas (one billion, 109), then trilijonas (one trillion, 1012), kvadrilijonas (one quadrillion, 1015)…
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