Numbers in Polish

Learn numbers in Polish

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

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 Polish?

Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a west slavic language from the Indo-European family. Official language in Poland, it is also spoken in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. The Polish language counts about 43 million speakers.

List of numbers in Polish

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

  • 1) jeden
  • 2) dwa
  • 3) trzy
  • 4) cztery
  • 5) pięć
  • 6) sześć
  • 7) siedem
  • 8) osiem
  • 9) dziewięć
  • 10) dziesięć
  • 11) jedenaście
  • 12) dwanaście
  • 13) trzynaście
  • 14) czternaście
  • 15) piętnaście
  • 16) szesnaście
  • 17) siedemnaście
  • 18) osiemnaście
  • 19) dziewiętnaście
  • 20) dwadzieścia
  • 30) trzydzieści
  • 40) czterdzieści
  • 50) pięćdziesiąt
  • 60) sześćdziesiąt
  • 70) siedemdziesiąt
  • 80) osiemdziesiąt
  • 90) dziewięćdziesiąt
  • 100) sto
  • 1,000) tysiąc
  • one million) milion
  • one billion) miliard

Numbers in Polish: Polish numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely zero [0], jeden [1], dwa [2], trzy [3], cztery [4], pięć [5], sześć [6], siedem [7], osiem [8], and dziewięć [9].
  • If regular counting uses the masculine form, digits change according to the gender: feminine (jedna [1], dwie [2]), neuter (jedno [1]), masculine personal (dwaj or dwóch [2], trzej or trzech [3], czterej or czterech [4]), and collective (dwoje [2], troje [3], czworo [4], pięcioro [5]…).
  • Tens are formed by stating the multiplier digit before a variation of the word for ten (dziesięć, dzieścia, dzieści or dziesiąt), except for ten itself: dziesięć [10], dwadzieścia [20], trzydzieści [30], czterdzieści [40], pięćdziesiąt [50], sześćdziesiąt [60], siedemdziesiąt [70], osiemdziesiąt [80], and dziewięćdziesiąt [90].
  • Teens are formed by starting with the unit, directly followed by naście, from na (and) and dziesięć (ten): jedenaście [11] (literally, one and ten), dwanaście [12], trzynaście [13], czternaście [14], piętnaście [15], szesnaście [16], siedemnaście [17], osiemnaście [18], and dziewiętnaście [19].
  • Compound numbers above twenty are formed by starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: dwadzieścia jeden [21], pięćdziesiąt trzy [53]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before a form of the word for hundred (ście, sta or set) with no space, except for one hundred: sto [100], dwieście [200], trzysta [300], czterysta [400], pięćset [500], sześćset [600], siedemset [700], osiemset [800], and dziewięćset [900].
  • Thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit before a form of the word for thousand (tysiąc, tysiące or tysięcy) separated with a space, except for one thousand: tysiąc [1,000], dwa tysiące [2,000], trzy tysiące [3,000], cztery tysiące [4,000], pięć tysięcy [5,000], sześć tysięcy [6,000], siedem tysięcy [7,000], osiem tysięcy [8,000], and dziewięć tysięcy [9,000].
  • The Polish language uses the long scale naming convention. The words for big numbers are: milion (million, 106), miliard (billion, 109), bilion (trillion, 1012), biliard (quadrillion, 1015), trylion (quintillion, 1018), tryliard (sextillion, 1021), kwadrylion (septillion, 1024)…
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