Numbers in North Frisian

Learn numbers in North Frisian

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

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 North Frisian?

North Frisian (Fresk, Frasch) is a language belonging to the Indo-European family, in the germanic group. Spoken in North Frisia, part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, it counts about 10,000 speakers. The dialect used here is the Mooring or Bökingharde Frisian, spoken in Niebüll and the amt of Bökingharde. It belongs to the North Frisian mainland dialects group.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in North Frisian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in North Frisian

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

  • 1) iinj
  • 2) tou
  • 3) tri
  • 4) fjouer
  • 5) fiiw
  • 6) seeks
  • 7) soowen
  • 8) oocht
  • 9) nüügen
  • 10) tiin
  • 11) alwen
  • 12) tweelwen
  • 13) tratäin
  • 14) fjouertäin
  • 15) füftäin
  • 16) seekstäin
  • 17) soowentäin
  • 18) oochttäin
  • 19) nüügentäin
  • 20) twunti
  • 30) dörti
  • 40) fäärti
  • 50) füfti
  • 60) süsti
  • 70) sööwenti
  • 80) tachenti
  • 90) näägenti
  • 100) hunert
  • 1,000) duusend

Numbers in North Frisian: North Frisian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: nul [0], iinj (masculine: ån) [1], tou (masculine: twäär) [2], tri (masculine: tra) [3], fjouer [4], fiiw [5], seeks [6], soowen [7], oocht [8], nüügen [9], tiin [10], alwen [11], and tweelwen [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the word for ten (täin) at the end: tratäin [13], fjouertäin [14], füftäin [15], seekstäin [16], soowentäin [17], oochttäin [18], and nüügentäin [19].
  • Tens are formed by adding the suffix -ti at the end of the multiplier digit, with the exception of ten: tiin [10], twunti [20], dörti [30], fäärti [40], füfti [50], süsti [60], sööwenti [70], tachenti [80], and näägenti [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, tens and units are joined with the word än (and), but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: iinjändörti [31], fiiwänfäärti [45]).
  • Hundred (hunert) and thousand (duusend) are not separated from their multiplier by a space (e.g.: touhunert [200], triduusend [3,000], tiinduusend [10,000]).
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