Numbers in Portuguese

3 de January de 2018

Hello, galera! In today’s Dica we will be learning about numbers in Portuguese. For example, we will learn how to count to 10 in Portuguese,  how to say one hundred in Portuguese, ordinal numbers in Portuguese, and of course not forgetting the special rule for numbers one and two in Portuguese.

0 zero
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 quatorze/catorze
15 quinze
16 dezesseis
17 dezessete
18 dezoito
19 dezenove
20 vinte
21 vinte e um
22 vinte e dois
23 vinte e três
24 vinte e quatro
25 vinte e cinco
26 vinte e seis
27 vinte e sete
28 vinte e oito
29 vinte e nove
30 trinta
40 quarenta
50 cinquenta
60 sessenta
70 setenta
80 oitenta
90 noventa
100 cem

Did you know that we can also say the number six in other way? Learn it here!

Count to 10 in Portuguese

Now you can count to ten in Portuguese, right? Did you know that some numbers have a feminine form too? To begin with, let’s talk about the number one in Portuguese and the number two. If you refer to a feminine word with these numbers, you have to put them into the feminine form: uma (one) or duas (two). Check it out:

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Tell me something, if you need to describe an order for the numbers from 1 to 10 in Portuguese, for example talking about the floors of your building, can you do it? Learn how to do that with ordinal numbers in Portuguese here!

Counting from 20 to 100

To count the numbers from 20 to 99, it’s very easy because we can follow a pattern. Let’s take a look at the number 25: you have to say the number 20 and then add the word and (e) plus the last number, in this case, 5. Like this, we’ll say vinte e cinco.

With the other numbers you can do the same, just say the name of the main number add the conjunction and the last number. Take a look at the examples:

34 – Trinta e quatro
98 – Noventa e oito
76 – Setenta e seis
22 – Vinte e dois
56 – Cinquenta e seis

Remember that we told you that the number 1 and the number 2 in Portuguese have feminine forms? This will always apply, regardless of the size of number. Take a look:

22 cadeiras (chairs) – Vinte e duas cadeiras
91 horas (hours) – Noventa e uma horas
32 canetas (pens) – Trinta e duas canetas
21 semanas (weeks) – Vinte e uma semanas

Practice more numbers in Portuguese

Watch this video with the pronunciation for numbers from 1 to 10 in Portuguese.
Here you can learn how to pronounce the numbers from 11 to 20.

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Examples: Numbers in Portuguese

(29) – Eu tenho vinte e nove anos.
(29) – I am twenty-nine years old.

(86) – Ele tem oitenta e seis livros na coleção dele.
(86) – He has eighty-six books in his collection.

(17) – Meu irmão mais novo tem dezessete anos.
(17) – My younger brother is seventeen years old.

(100) – Ela viu cem pessoas na festa de ontem.
(100) – She saw a hundred people at the party yesterday.

(41) – Silvia tem quarenta e um anos de idade.
(41) – Silvia is forty-one years old.

(93) – O avô do meu amigo fez noventa e três anos ontem.
(93) – My friend’s grandfather turned ninety-three yesterday.

(14) – Meu aniversário é no dia quatorze de novembro.
(14) – My birthday is on the fourteenth of November.

(29) – Ele tem vinte e nove CD’s na estante.
(29) – He has twenty-nine CD’s on the shelf

(52) – Marta pagou cinquenta e dois reais nos sapatos dela.
(52) – Marta paid fifty-two reais for her shoes.

(67) – Eu vou fazer sessenta e sete anos no ano que vem.
(67) – I will be sixty-seven next year.

(09) – Ele comprou nove bermudas na feira ontem.
(09) – He bought nine pairs of shorts at the market yesterday.

(13) – A sexta-feira treze é considerado um dia de azar.
(13) – Friday the thirteenth is considered a day of bad luck.

(15) – Os quinze anos são uma idade muito importante para as meninas no Brasil.
(15) – Turning fifteen is very important for girls in Brazil.

(28) – O mês de fevereiro é o único mês com vinte e oito dias.
(28) – February is the only month that has twenty-eight days.

(07) – O Dia da Independência do Brasil é o dia sete de setembro.
(07) – Brazil’s Independence day is on the seventh of September.

Big numbers in Portuguese

What year is it? Could you say it in Portuguese? I was born in 1995, for example, can you say that? In Portuguese 1995 is mil novecentos e noventa e cinco. Let’s learn how to do this by separating the numbers.

1995 – 1900 + 90 + 5

First we have to say 1000 (mil) 900 (novecentos), add the conjunction e (and), say 90 (noventa), put the conjunction e again and then say the last number 5 (cinco).

To learn more about big numbers in Portuguese you can read our Dica about it.

To separate the thousands (or larger numbers) we usually use only a space, like: 1 000 but you can also see people using a dot, for example: 1.000

Decimal Numbers in Portuguese

To read the decimal numbers we must join the entire part of the number (expressed before the comma) and the number of decimal places (after the comma) that corresponds to the fractional part: tenth, hundredth, thousandth, tenth of thousandth, hundredth of thousandth , millionth, etc.

Take a look at the examples:

0,1: um décimo
0,4: quatro décimos
0,01: um centésimo
0,35: trinta e cinco centésimos
0,125: cento e vinte e cinco milésimos
1,50: um inteiro e cinquenta centésimos
2,1: dois inteiros e um décimo
4,8: quatro inteiros e oito décimos

We can also just read the numbers and say the word vírgula to represent the comma. See here:

0,1: zero vírgula um
0,4: zero vírgula quatro
0,01: zero vírgula zero um
0,35: zero vírgula trinta e cinco
0,125: zero vírgula cento e vinte e cinco
1,50: um vírgula cinquenta
2,1: dois vírgula um
4,8: quatro vírgula oito

Pay attention to how we only use the comma to separate the entire number from the decimal number. We don’t use it in big numbers, such as tens of thousands or even million, as you saw above we use the dot instead.

Did you enjoy learning about numbers in Portuguese and how to count from one to one hundred?

See you in our next Dica!

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Numbers from 1 to 10 in Portuguese
Numbers 11 – 20 in Portuguese
Big numbers 
Sentences with numbers