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.

In Albanian the numbers from 1 to 10 are unique and therefore need to be memorized separately.
Numbers from 11 till 19 need to be memorized as well. But numbers from 20 and up-wards are established by using the following pattern: for example 21 can be set up by using 20 + 1 while linking and 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
two
dy
three
tre
four
katër
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.)

The ordinal numbers will be treated like adjectives. They have number, and gender so they have to agree with noun in number and gender too.

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

For a better practice you can watch the video lesson and practice Albanian cardinal numbers.

and in this Albanian video lesson, you can learn how to say the Ordinal numbers in Albanian.

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