Numbers in Portuguese (Portugal)

Learn numbers in Portuguese (Portugal)

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

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 Portuguese (Portugal)?

Portugues (português) is a romance language from the Indo-European family. Originating from Portugal, it has evolved into different dialects and creoles in Brasil, in five African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe) as well as in Macau and East Timor. Regulated by the Lisbon Science Academy (Academia das Ciências de Lisboa), it is roughly spoken by 10 million people in Portugal alone and 170 million people in Brasil where Brazilean Portuguese is in use with mostly spelling and pronunciation differences.

List of numbers in Portuguese (Portugal)

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

  • 1) um
  • 2) dois
  • 3) três
  • 4) quatro
  • 5) cinco
  • 6) seis
  • 7) sete
  • 8) oito
  • 9) nove
  • 10) dez
  • 11) onze
  • 12) doze
  • 13) treze
  • 14) catorze
  • 15) quinze
  • 16) dezasseis
  • 17) dezassete
  • 18) dezoito
  • 19) dezanove
  • 20) vinte
  • 30) trinta
  • 40) quarenta
  • 50) cinquenta
  • 60) sessenta
  • 70) setenta
  • 80) oitenta
  • 90) noventa
  • 100) cem
  • 1,000) mil
  • one million) um milhão
  • one billion) mil milhões
  • one trillion) um bilião

Numbers in Portuguese (Portugal): Portuguese (Portugal) numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from zero to fifteen are specific words, namely zero [0], um [1], dois [2], três [3], quatro [4], cinco [5], seis [6], sete [7], oito [8], nove [9], dez [10], onze [11], doze [12], treze [13], catorze [14], quinze [15]. Sixteen to nineteen are regular numbers, i.e. named after the ten and the digit, and written phonetically: dezasseis [10 and 6], dezassete [10 and 7], dezoito [10 and 8], dezanove [10 and 9].
  • The tens have specific names based on the digits roots except for ten and twenty: dez [10], vinte [20], trinta [30], quarenta [40], cinquenta [50], sessenta [60], setenta [70], oitenta [80] and noventa [90].
  • The same applies for the hundreds: cem [100] (plural centos), duzentos [200], trezentos [300], quatrocentos [400], quinhentos [500], seiscentos [600], setecentos [700], oitocentos [800], novecentos [900].
  • Tens and units are linked with e (and), as in trinta e cinco [35], as well as hundreds and tens (e.g.: cento e quarenta e seis [146]), but not thousands and hundreds, unless the number ends with a hundred with two zeroes (e.g.: dois mil e trezentos [2,300], but dois mil trezentos e sete [2,307]). E is also used to link thousands and units (e.g.: quatro mil e cinco [4,005]).
  • European Portuguese uses the long scale system in which we alternate between a scale word and its thousand. Thus, we have milhão (106, million), mil milhões (109, billion), bilião (1012, trillion), mil biliões (1015, quadrillion), trilião (1018, quintillion), mil triliões (1021, sextillion)…
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