Numbers in Swedish

Learn numbers in Swedish

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

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 Swedish?

North Germanic language of the Indo-European family, Swedish (svenska) is the official language of Sweden and co-official in Finland. Swedish counts about 9.2 million speakers.

List of numbers in Swedish

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

  • 1) en
  • 2) två
  • 3) tre
  • 4) fyra
  • 5) fem
  • 6) sex
  • 7) sju
  • 8) åtta
  • 9) nio
  • 10) tio
  • 11) elva
  • 12) tolv
  • 13) tretton
  • 14) fjorton
  • 15) femton
  • 16) sexton
  • 17) sjutton
  • 18) arton
  • 19) nitton
  • 20) tjugo
  • 30) trettio
  • 40) fyrtio
  • 50) femtio
  • 60) sextio
  • 70) sjuttio
  • 80) åttio
  • 90) nittio
  • 100) hundra
  • 1,000) tusen
  • one million) en miljon
  • one billion) en miljard
  • one trillion) en biljon

Numbers in Swedish: Swedish numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: noll [0], en / en / ett (m/f/n) [1], två [2], tre [3], fyra [4], fem [5], sex [6], sju [7], åtta [8], nio [9], tio [10], elva [11], and tolv [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding a form of the word for ten (ton) at the end: tretton [13], fjorton [14], femton [15], sexton [16], sjutton [17], arton [18], and nitton [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the digit root with the word for ten (tio), except for ten and twenty: tio [10], tjugo [20], trettio [30], fyrtio [40], femtio [50], sextio [60], sjuttio [70], åttio [80], and nittio [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with no space (e.g.: fyrtioåtta [48], sextiotre [63]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (hundra, which is of a neuter gender), except for one hundred where it is optional: hundra / etthundra [100], tvåhundra [200], trehundra [300], fyrahundra [400], femhundra [500], sexhundra [600], sjuhundra [700], åttahundra [800], and niohundra [900].
  • Thousands are formed the same way as hundreds, i.e. by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (tusen, neuter too), except for one thousand where it is optional: tusen / ettusen [1,000], tvåtusen [2,000], tretusen [3,000], fyratusen [4,000], femtusen [5,000], sextusen [6,000], sjutusen [7,000], åttatusen [8,000], and niotusen [9,000].
  • Compound numbers are grouped in blocks of three digits with no space, these blocks being separated with spaces (e.g.: trehundrafyrtiofem [345], ettusen niohundrasjuttiofem [1,975], etthundratusen femhundrafemtiosju [100,557]).
  • Higher scale numbers are miljon (plural: miljoner) or 106, miljard (plural: miljarder) (109, the US billion), biljon (plural: biljoner) (1012, the US trillion), all of them masculine.
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