Numbers in Russian

Learn numbers in Russian

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

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 Russian?

Russian (русский язык, transliterated as russkiy yazyk) belongs to the East Slavic group of the Indo-European family. Official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova, it also has the co-official status in other countries, and counts about 164 million speakers. Russian can be written in Latin alphabet or in Cyrillic alphabet.

List of numbers in Russian

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

  • 1) один (odin)
  • 2) две (dve)
  • 3) три (tri)
  • 4) четыре (četyre)
  • 5) пять (pâtʹ)
  • 6) шесть (šestʹ)
  • 7) семь (semʹ)
  • 8) восемь (vosemʹ)
  • 9) девять (devâtʹ)
  • 10) десять (desâtʹ)
  • 11) одиннадцать (odinnadcatʹ)
  • 12) двенадцать (dvenadcatʹ)
  • 13) тринадцать (trinadcatʹ)
  • 14) четырнадцать (četyrnadcatʹ)
  • 15) пятнадцать (pâtnadcatʹ)
  • 16) шестнадцать (šestnadcatʹ)
  • 17) семнадцать (semnadcatʹ)
  • 18) восемнадцать (vosemnadcatʹ)
  • 19) девятнадцать (devâtnadcatʹ)
  • 20) двадцать (dvadcatʹ)
  • 30) тридцать (tridcatʹ)
  • 40) сорок (sorok)
  • 50) пятьдесят (pâtʹdesât)
  • 60) шестьдесят (šestʹdesât)
  • 70) семьдесят (semʹdesât)
  • 80) восемьдесят (vosemʹdesât)
  • 90) девяносто (devânosto)
  • 100) сто (sto)
  • 1,000) тысяча (tysâča)
  • one million) миллион (million)
  • one billion) один миллиард (odin milliard)

Numbers in Russian: Russian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely ноль (nolʹ) or нуль (nulʹ) [0], один (odin) [1], две (dve) [2], три (tri) [3], четыре (četyre) [4], пять (pâtʹ) [5], шесть (šestʹ) [6], семь (semʹ) [7], восемь (vosemʹ) [8], and девять (devâtʹ) [9].
  • Ten is девять (devâtʹ). Twenty and thirty are formed adding the suffix дцать (dcatʹ) to respectively two and three: двадцать (dvadcatʹ) [20], тридцать (tridcatʹ) [30]. Forty is irregular: сорок (sorok) [40] (it comes from a special unit to measure valuable furs). From fifty to eighty, tens are formed adding the word for ten (десять, desâtʹ) to the multiplier digit with no space: пятьдесят (pâtʹdesât) [50], шестьдесят (šestʹdesât) [60], семьдесят (semʹdesât) [70], and восемьдесят (vosemʹdesât) [80]. Finally, ninety is formed after the word for hundred (сто (sto)): девяносто (devânosto) [90].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the compound numbers are built by saying the unit digit and a form of the word for ten (надцать, nadcatʹ) with no space: одиннадцать (odinnadcatʹ) [11], двенадцать (dvenadcatʹ) [12], тринадцать (trinadcatʹ) [13], четырнадцать (četyrnadcatʹ) [14], пятнадцать (pâtnadcatʹ) [15], шестнадцать (šestnadcatʹ) [16], семнадцать (semnadcatʹ) [17], восемнадцать (vosemnadcatʹ) [18], and девятнадцать (devâtnadcatʹ) [19].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the compound numbers are built by saying the ten, then the digit separated by a space (e.g.: двадцать три (dvadcatʹ tri) [23], тридцать пять (tridcatʹ pâtʹ) [35]).
  • Hundreds are built by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred which takes different forms: сто (sto) [100], двести (dvesti) [200], триста (trista) [300], четыреста (četyresta) [400], пятьсот (pâtʹsot) [500], шестьсот (šestʹsot) [600], семьсот (semʹsot) [700], восемьсот (vosemʹsot) [800], and девятьсот (devâtʹsot) [900].
  • Thousands are built by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (тысяча, tysâča) which takes a different form after the multipliers two, three and four: тысяча (tysâča) [1,000], две тысячи (dve tysâči) [2,000], три тысячи (tri tysâči) [3,000], четыре тысячи (četyre tysâči) [4,000], пять тысяч (pâtʹ tysâč) [5,000], шесть тысяч (šestʹ tysâč) [6,000], семь тысяч (semʹ tysâč) [7,000], восемь тысяч (vosemʹ tysâč) [8,000], and девять тысяч (devâtʹ tysâč) [9,000].
  • When compound, the thousands are said before the hundreds, the hundreds before the tens, and the tens before the digits (e.g.: три тысячи, четыреста пятьдесят шесть (tri tysâči, četyresta pâtʹdesât šestʹ) [3,456]).
  • The word for million is миллион (million), and the word for billion is миллиард (milliard).
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