Numbers in Upper Sorbian

Learn numbers in Upper Sorbian

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

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 Upper Sorbian?

Upper Sorbian (Hornjoserbšćina) belongs to the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family.
It is spoken by the Sorbs (also known as Lusatians, or Wends) in Germany in the historical province of Upper Lusatia, which is today part of Saxony. The Upper Sorbian language counts about 13,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Upper Sorbian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Upper Sorbian

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

  • 1) jedyn
  • 2) dwaj
  • 3) tři
  • 4) štyri
  • 5) pjeć
  • 6) šěsć
  • 7) sydom
  • 8) wósom
  • 9) dźewjeć
  • 10) dźesać
  • 11) jědnaće
  • 12) dwanaće
  • 13) třinaće
  • 14) štyrnaće
  • 15) pjatnaće
  • 16) šěsnaće
  • 17) sydomnaće
  • 18) wosomnaće
  • 19) dźewjatnaće
  • 20) dwaceći
  • 30) třiceći
  • 40) štyrceći
  • 50) połsta
  • 60) šěsćdźesat
  • 70) sydomdźesat
  • 80) wosomdźesat
  • 90) dźewjećdźesat
  • 100) sto
  • 1,000) tysac

Numbers in Upper Sorbian: Upper Sorbian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine have specific names: jedyn (m) / jedna (f) / jedno (n) [1], dwaj (m) / dwě (f, n) [2], tři [3], štyri [4], pjeć [5], šěsć [6], sydom (or sedm) [7], wósom (or wosm) [8], and dźewjeć [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier unit by ceći from twenty fo forty, then by dźesat from fifty to ninety, while ten has no multiplier: dźesać [10], dwaceći [20], třiceći [30], štyrceći [40], połsta (or pjećdźesat) [50], šěsćdźesat [60], sydomdźesat [70], wosomdźesat [80], and dźewjećdźesat [90].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed by suffixing the unit with naće: jědnaće [11], dwanaće [12], třinaće [13], štyrnaće [14], pjatnaće [15], šěsnaće [16], sydomnaće [17], wosomnaće [18], and dźewjatnaće [19].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the unit, then the conjonction a and the ten, with no space (e.g.: wósomašěsćdźesat [68], třiawosomdźesat [83]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed with a form of the word for hundred (sto), separated with a space, except for one hundred: sto [100], dwě sćě [200], tři sta [300], štyri sta [400], pjeć stow [500], šěsć stow [600], sydom stow [700], wosom stow [800], and dźewjeć stow [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed linking the hundred and the ten or the unit with the conjonction a separated with spaces (e.g.: sto a pjeć [105], štyri sta a štyriaštyrceći [444]).
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (tysac), separated with a space, except for one thousand: sto [1,000], dwaj tysac [2,000], tři tysac [3,000], štyri tysac [4,000], pjeć tysac [5,000], šěsć tysac [6,000], sydom tysac [7,000], wósom tysac [8,000], and dźewjeć tysac [9,000].
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