Norwegian Numbers 1-1.000.000 Posted by kari on Apr 6, 2010 in Language
So the second to the last post focused on Norwegian grunntall (cardinal numbers) 1-100. I feel that it is important to teach you the ordenstall (orddinal numbers) as well. Think about how often you say ‘first’ or ‘thirteenth.’ We use ordenstall all the time. Without further ado, I present to you Norwegian ordenstall 1-1.000.000:
|Grunntall (Cardinal numbers)||Ordenstall (Ordinal numbers)|
|2||Annen, anna, annet, andre|
Notice after the # 6, a pattern develops that holds true for most of the rest of the numbers. This pattern is the suffix ‘ende,’ much like the ‘th’ suffix in English ordinal numbers (sixth, seventh, eleventh…).
Like the grunntall (cardinal numbers), compound numbers such as 21st, 22nd, 34th, etc. are made by taking the cardinal form of 20 or 30 or 40 and simply adding the additional number in the ordinal form (i.e. 25th would be tjuefemte).
When you get to 100th and further up, it’s memorization, baby!
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