Portuguese Numbers 1-100

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by in Pronunciation, Spelling, Vocabulary

Today we’re going to learn numbers in Portuguese from 1-100.  I’ve also added the transliteration, or how they’re pronounced, in Brazilian portuguese.

1 um oohm
2 dois doy-z
3 três treh-z
4 quatro kwah-troh
5 cinco seen-coh
6 seis say-z
7 sete seh-chee
8 oito oy-too
9 nove noh-vee
10 dez deh-z
11 onze ohn-zee
12 doze doh-zee
13 treze treh-zee
14 quatorze kwah-tour-zee
15 quinze keen-zee
16 dezesseis* deh-z-ee-say-z
17 dezessete* deh-z-ee-she-chee
18 dezoito deh-z-oy-too
19 dezenove* deh-z-ee-noh-vee
20 vinte veen-chee
21 vinte e um veen-chee-oohm
22 vinte e dois veen-chee-doy-z
30 trinta treen-tah
40 quarenta kwah-ren-tah
50 cinquenta seen-kwen-tah
60 sessenta seh-sen-tah
70 setenta seh-ten-tah
80 oitenta oy-ten-tah
90 noventa noh-ven-tah
100 cem say-m

Numbers in Portuguese are pretty simple as long as you memorize 1-19 and then the “tens,” twenty-one hundred, which, for the most part besides 20, are the root of the single number.  Unlike French numbers, there’s no tricky math or anything.  The patterns are similar to Italian or Spanish numbers.  The starred numbers, 16, 17, and 19 are spelled differently in Portugal, dezasseis, dezassete and dezanove, respectively.

Some people question whether the “e” is correct between “vinte” and “um,” etc.  is correct and whether the number “vinte um,” is not correct itself.  “Vinte um,” is correct (as is “vinte e um”) when speaking of a quantity of something.

ex,1. Year – ’96 = noventa e seis and not noventa seis

ex,2. Hours – Open 24 hours – Aberto vinte e quatro horas or Aberto vinte quatro horas.

Understandable? Let me know if you have any questions!

 

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8 Responses to “Portuguese Numbers 1-100”

  1. Gato Ze 29 March 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    This is great, muito abrigado!!

  2. jaka 29 March 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    You forgot how to form hundreds… 200, 300, etc… and thousands…

  3. polyana 29 March 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    i’m saving that + ordinals for my next post! ;-)

  4. Sam 4 February 2011 at 9:21 am #

    hi,am a male, zimbabwean, i wanna learn portugues , so am looking for friend who can speak or who are also learning portugues .please get in touch with me on my email address thus samuelc@mailbox.co.za male or female friends are welcome.i ussually travell to Mozambique,but i am looking forward to go to portugal very soon.

    thcao

    takeca

  5. Earl 10 July 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    In brasil,14 is spelled catorze not with the QU.


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