Albanian Numbers

Learning the Albanian numbers are very essential because its structure is used in every day dialogue. The more you will exercise the subject, the nearer you get to perfecting the Albanian language. But first we need to know what the part of numbers are in the structure of the Albanian grammar.
In Albanian we have cardinal and ordinal numbers.

Grammar Tips:

Cardinal numbers.

It is necessary to memorize each of the numbers from 1 to 10 separately in Albanian.
You will also need to memorize the numbers from 11 to 19. However, numbers from 20 and up-wards are established using the following formula: for example 21, we link 20 + 1 and then we use the article (e) – (and) between them.
For 22=njëzet e dy,  can be established by using 20 + e + 2 while linking them: 25 = njëzet e pesë.

Here are some examples:

English numbers      Albanian number
one  një
five pesë


Ordinal numbers.

The ordinal numbers are founded from the respective cardinal numbers, excluding the numeral i parë – first, by adding the connective article i (for the masc.) or e (for the fem.).

For example:
six – gjashtë
sith- i gjashtë, e gjashtë.

Adding the suffix -të, if the cardinal numeral does not end with-të

For example:
two – dy
second- i dytë, e dytë.

also for:
First – i parë – e parë (numri i parë – first number); ( rruga e parë – first street)
Second: i dytë (masc.) – e dytë (fem.)

Ordinal numbers are treated as adjectives. Since they have a number and a gender, they must also agree with noun in number and gender.

English numbers      Albanian number
first  i parë (masc.)
e parë (fem)
i dytë (mas.)
e dytë (fem.)
i tretë (masc.)
e tretë (fem.)
i katërt (masc.)
e katërt (fem.)
five i pestë (masc.)
e pestë (fem.)


If you want to practice Albanian cardinal numbers, you can watch the video lesson.

In this Albanian video lesson, you will learn how to say the ordinal numbers in Albanian.