Numbers in Portuguese

Ejemplo de números en portugués: "Eles oito curtiram a RioLIVE!

Hello, galera! In today’s Dica we’ll learn 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 we’ll cover the special rule for number one and two in Portuguese. You’ll see that counting numbers in Portuguese can be easy!

Check out Numbers in Portuguese

four guys hanging out at the beach for stand up paddle activity. eram quatro amigos curtindo a praia.

Let’s read and listen to the pronunciation of each number in Portuguese. Are you ready to be the number one in learning about numbers in Portuguese?😂

21vinte e um
22vinte e dois
23vinte e três
24vinte e quatro
25vinte e cinco
26vinte e seis
27vinte e sete
28vinte e oito
29vinte e nove

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

Count to 10 in Portuguese

Now you can count to ten in Portuguese, right? Even counting 1 to 20 in Portuguese? 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 must put the number into the feminine form: uma (1) or duas (2) in Portuguese. Check it out:

Uma hora de aula de Português online (One hour of online Portuguese class)
Duas provas do CELPE-Bras (Two CELPE-Bras exams)

If you, however, need to use numbers 1 to 10 in Portuguese in an ordinal way, for example when you talk about the floors of your building (first, second, etc.), do you know how to do that? If not, learn how ordinal numbers in Portuguese work in this Dica!

Counting from 20 to 100

To count the numbers from 20 to 99, it’s extremely easy because we can follow a pattern. Let’s 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. 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. 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

You can also use these numbers as ordinal numbers in Portuguese!

Examples: Count to 10 and More in Portuguese

Six Portuguese students taking pictures at Pão de Açúcar RioLIVE!. Example of Numbers in Portuguese: "Tirei mais de dez fotos ontem com meus amigos no Rio."

(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

five students having fun and getting to know the famous samba school salgueiro! a escola de samba salgueiro foi fundada em 1953.

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 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

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

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? We are sure now you won’t doubt yourself when talking about number one or 2 in Portuguese, or even how and when to use ordinal numbers! Always remember: counting to 10 in Portuguese can be both fun and easy!

See you in our next Dica!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Numbers from 1 to 10 in Portuguese
Numbers from 11 to 20 in Portuguese
Big Numbers
Exercises with Numbers

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