Numbers in Slovak

Learn numbers in Slovak

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

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 Slovak?

The Slovak language (slovenčina, slovenský jazyk) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages group. Official language in Slovekia and in Vojvodina, a province of Serbia, it is spoken by about 5 million people.

List of numbers in Slovak

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

  • 1) jeden
  • 2) dva
  • 3) tri
  • 4) štyri
  • 5) päť
  • 6) šesť
  • 7) sedem
  • 8) osem
  • 9) deväť
  • 10) desať
  • 11) jedenásť
  • 12) dvanásť
  • 13) trinásť
  • 14) štrnásť
  • 15) pätnásť
  • 16) šestnásť
  • 17) sedemnásť
  • 18) osemnásť
  • 19) devätnásť
  • 20) dvadsať
  • 30) tridsať
  • 40) štyridsať
  • 50) päťdesiat
  • 60) šesťdesiat
  • 70) sedemdesiat
  • 80) osemdesiat
  • 90) deväťdesiat
  • 100) sto
  • 1,000) tisíc
  • one million) milión
  • one billion) miliarda

Numbers in Slovak: Slovak numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits are specific words, namely nula [0], jeden [1], dva [2], tri [3], štyri [4], päť [5], šesť [6], sedem [7], osem [8], and deväť [9]. The digits one and two are gendered forms: jeden/jedno/jedna (masculine/neuter/feminine) and dva/dve/dve (masculine/neuter/feminine).
  • From eleven to nineteen, numbers are suffixed by -násť (-teen): jedenásť [11], dvanásť [12], trinásť [13], štrnásť [14], pätnásť [15], šestnásť [16], sedemnásť [17], osemnásť [18], and devätnásť [19].
  • Tens are formed by adding ten (dsať/desiat) to the end of the multiplier digit root, with the obvious exception of ten itself: desať [10], dvadsať [20], tridsať [30], štyridsať [40], päťdesiat [50], šesťdesiat [60], sedemdesiat [70], osemdesiat [80], and deväťdesiat [90].
  • For numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine, the unit comes directly after the ten, with no space (e.g.:dvadsaťjeden [21], tridsaťjeden [31]).
  • Hundreds are formed the same way as the tens, i.e. by adding the suffix hundred (sto) to the multiplier digit, except for 100 (e.g.: sto [100], dvesto [200], tristo [300]). Sto being neuter, two hundred is dvesto, and not dvasto.
  • Thousands follow the same rule, with the word tisíc, except fo 1,000 (e.g.:tisíc [1,000], dvetisíc [2,000], tritisíc [3,000]). Tisíc being neuter, two thousand is dvetisíc, and not dvatisíc.
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