Counting to 1000

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Lesson Notes

Teens

By now you should be comfortable with numbers 1 to 10. Let's now add teen numbers to your list. As you can see, they are formed with the number followed by "надесет":

  • 11 – единадесет
  • 12 – дванадесет
  • 13 – тринадесет
  • 14 – четиринадесет
  • 15 – петнадесет
  • 16 – шестнадесет
  • 17 – седемнадесет
  • 18 – осемнадесет
  • 19 – деветнадесет

In spoken language, "надесет" is most often shortened to "найсет" (единайсет, дванайсет, etc.)

Tens

Now let's see the numbers for the tens. They are also quite straightforward, made from the number followed by "десет". Some of them also have a shorter form, that is preferred in spoken language:

  • 20 – двадесет / двайсет
  • 30 – тридесет / трийсет
  • 40 – четиридесет / четиресет
  • 50 – петдесет
  • 60 – шестдесет / шейсет
  • 70 – седемдесет
  • 80 – осемдесет
  • 90 – деветдесет

Those can be combined with numbers 1 to 9 to form any numbers between 20 and 99:

  • 21 – двадесет и едно*
  • 32 – тридесет и две*
  • 46 – четиридесет и шест
  • 99 – деветдесет и девет

* like for single digits, numbers ending in 1 or 2 vary according to gender (един/една/едно and (два/две)

Hundreds

  • 100 – сто
  • 200 – двеста
  • 300 – триста
  • 400 – четиристотин
  • 500 – петстотин
  • 600 – шестстотин
  • 700 – седемстотин
  • 800 – осемстотин
  • 900 – деветстотин

With these, you can now form any number between 1 and 999.

Note that the conjunction и is added between the second and the third member of each group of three digits:

  • 104 - сто и четири
  • 264 - двеста шейсет/шестдесет и четири
  • 999 - деветстотин деветдесет и девет

Thousands and more

  • 1,000 - хиляда
  • 1,000,000 - един милион
  • 1,000,000,000 - един милиард

Exercises

Exercise 1

10 до 1000

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