Numbers in Slovene

Learn numbers in Slovene

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

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 Slovene?

The Slovene language (slovenščina, slovenski jezik, also known as Slovenian) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the South Slavic languages group. Official language in Slovenia, it is spoken by about 2.5 million people.

List of numbers in Slovene

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

  • 1) ena
  • 2) dve
  • 3) tri
  • 4) štiri
  • 5) pet
  • 6) šest
  • 7) sedem
  • 8) osem
  • 9) devet
  • 10) deset
  • 11) enajst
  • 12) dvanajst
  • 13) trinajst
  • 14) štirinajst
  • 15) petnajst
  • 16) šestnajst
  • 17) sedemnajst
  • 18) osemnajst
  • 19) devetnajst
  • 20) dvajset
  • 30) trideset
  • 40) štirideset
  • 50) petdeset
  • 60) šestdeset
  • 70) sedemdeset
  • 80) osemdeset
  • 90) devetdeset
  • 100) sto
  • 1,000) tisoč
  • one million) milijon
  • one billion) milijarda
  • one trillion) bilijon

Numbers in Slovene: Slovene numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from zero to ten are specific words, namely nič [0], ena [1], dve [2], tri [3], štiri [4], pet [5], šest [6], sedem [7], osem [8], devet [9], and deset [10]. The digit two has two gendered forms: dva (masculine) and dve (feminine).
  • From eleven to nineteen, numbers are suffixed by -najst (-teen): enajst [11], dvanajst [12], trinajst [13], štirinajst [14], petnajst [15], šestnajst [16], sedemnajst [17], osemnajst [18], devetnajst [19].
  • Tens are formed by adding ten (deset) to the end of the digit root, with the obvious exception of ten itself and twenty: deset [10], dvajset [20], trideset [30], štirideset [40], petdeset [50], šestdeset [60], sedemdeset [70], osemdeset [80], and devetdeset [90].
  • For numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine, the unit comes first, then the ten, joined together by the word in (and), thus we get enaindvajset [21], dvaindvajset [22]…
  • Hundreds are formed the same way as the tens, i.e. by adding the suffix hundred (sto) to the multiplier digit: sto [100], dvesto [200], tristo [300]…
  • Thousands use the word tisoč, the same way English does. Million being masculine, we say dva milijona [2,000,000], but sedem milijonov [7,000,000].
  • The Slovene language uses the long scale for big numbers where the naming pattern of the scale words alternates between the -ijon and -ijarda suffixes: milijon (106, million), milijarda (109, billion), bilijon (1012, trillion), bilijarda (1015, quadrillion), trilijon (1018, quintillion), trilijarda (1021, sextillion)…
  • A Short Reference Grammar of Standard Slovene, by Marc L. Greenberg, 2006 (.pdf)
  • Numbers in different languages