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Numbers in various languages

The following is a table of the numbers 0 through 10 in a sample of the languages and writings of the world.

Language 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Indo-European languages ----

Germanic languages ----

English zero one two three four five six seven eight nine ten

Dutch nul een twee drie vier vijf zes zeven acht negen tien

German null eins zwei drei vier fnf sechs sieben acht neun zehn

Swedish noll en (ett) två tre fyra fem sex sju åtta nio tio

Italic and Romance languages ----

Latin unus duo tres quattuor quinque sex septem octo novem decem

Catalan zero un dos tres quatre cinc sis set vuit nou deu

French

zro un deux trois quatre cinq six sept huit neuf dix

Italian zero uno due tre quattro cinque sei sette otto nove dieci

Portuguese zero um dois trs quatro cinco seis sete oito nove dez

Romanian zero unu doi trei patru cinci şase şapte opt nou zece

Spanish cero uno dos tres cuatro cinco seis siete ocho nueve diez

Wallon zr onk / one deus troes cwate cnk shjh set t nov djh

Greek ----

Greek oinos dyo treis tettares pente hex hepta okto ennea deka

Illyrian languages ----

Albanian zero nj dy tre katr pes gjasht shtat tet nnt dhjet

Baltic languages ----

Lithuanian vienas du trys keturi penki šeši septyni aštuoni devyni dešimt

Slavic languages ----

Czech nula jeden dva tři čtyři pět šest sedm osm devět deset

Polish zero jeden dwa trzy cztery pięć sześć siedem osiem dziewięć dziesięć

Russian nol'
ноль
odin
один
dva
два
tri
три
chetyrye
четыре
pyat'
пять
shest'
шесть
syem'
семь
vosyem'
восемь
dyevyat'
девять
dyesyat'
десять

Slovak nula jeden dva tri štyri šesť sedem osem devť desať

Slovio nul din dva tri cxtir piat sxes siem vos dev des

Indic languages ----

Sanskrit eka- dau- traya- cetura- pancha- sas sapta- astau- naua- dasa-

Hindi 1 sunya / sifar ek do tin tchar (char) panch tch (chhah) sat at (ath) no (nau) das

Persian yek do se chahr panj shesh haft hasht noh dah

Romany jekh duj trin shtar pandzh shov efta oxto inja desh

Celtic languages ----

Breton zero unan daou (m)
diw (f)
tri
teir
pewar
peder
pemp c'hwec'h seizh eizh naw deg

Welsh dim un dau tri pedwar pump chwech saith wyth naw deg

Irish aon dhá trí cheithre chúig s seacht ocht naoi deich

Lincolnshire Score yan tan tethera pethera pimp sethera lethera hovera covera dik

Afro-Asiatic languages ----

Arabic 2 ٠
sifer
صِفْر
١
whid
واحِد
٢
ithnayn
إِثنان
٣
thaltha
ثَلاثة
٤
arba`a
أرْبَعَة
٥
khamsa
خَمْسة
٦
sitta
سِتَّة
٧
sab`a
سَبْعَة
٨
thamniya
ثَمانِة
٩
tis`a
تِسْعة
١٠
`ashara
عَشَرة

Tibeto-Burman languages -----

Burmese tac hnac suMh leh ngah krok khu hnac rhac kuih chay

Cantonese 3 lihng
yat
yih/lehuhng
二/两
saahm
seih
ng
luhk
chat
baaht
gauh
sahp

Mandarin 3 lng

r/liăng
二/两
sān
s

li


jiŭ
sh

Tibetan klad kor gcig gnyis gsum bzhi lnga drug bdun brgyad dgu bcu

Ural-Altaic languages ----

Finnish nolla yksi kaksi kolme nelj viisi kuusi seitsemn kahdeksan yhdeksn kymmenen

Hungarian nulla egy kettő hrom ngy t hat ht nyolc kilenc tz

Turkish bir iki g drt bes alti yedi sekiz dokuz on

Austronesian languages ----

Bisaya usa duha tulo upat lima unom pito walo siyam napulo

Indonesian satu dua tiga empat lima enam tujuh delapan sembilam

sepuluh

Tagalog isa dalawa tatlo apat lima anim pito walo siyam sampu

Maori tahi rua toru whâ rima ono whitu waru iwa tekau

Samoan tasi lua tolu fa lima ono fitu valu iva sefulu

Native American languages ----

Guarani peteï moköi mbohapy irundy (as in Spanish)

Mayan hun ca ox can ho uac uuc uaxac bolon lahun

Navajo láá'ii naaki táá díí` `ashdla` hastáá tsots`id tseebíí náhást`éí neezná

Quechua huk iskay kimsa tawa pichqa soqta qanchis pusaq isqon chunka

Language isolates ----

Korean yeong
hana
하나
il
dul

i
set

sam
net

sa
daseot
다섯
o
yeoseot
여섯
yuk
ilgop
일곱
chil
yeodeol
여덟
pal
ahop
아홉
gu
yeol

sip

Japanese 4
zero / rei
ゼロ / れい

hitotsu / ichi
いち

futatsu / ni

mittsu / san
さん

yottsu / shi
し / よん

itsutsu / go

muttsu / roku
ろく

nanatsu / shichi
しち / なな

yattsu / hachi
はち

kokonotsu / ku
きゅう

t / j
じゅう

Basque bat bi hiru lau bost sei zazpi zortzi bederatzi hamar

Etruscan thu zal ci huth mak sa semph cezp nurph zal(ch)

Constructed languages ----

Esperanto nulo unu du tri kvar kvin ses sep ok naŭ dek

1The forms between brackets are transcriptions different from the Hindi.

2Although English names its numerals Arabic numerals, they came to Europe through India, originally from the Islamic civilization. Arab countries use other symbols for numerals, although with the same decimal structure. In the table, these figures appear in the top row of the text. For numbers with several digits, one writes in increasing powers of ten (units first, then tens, and so on). As in the west, the units are on the right and the greater powers of ten are on the left, as shown for the Arabic ten in the table. In the transliteration, th must be read about like English th, although closer to the S than Z or V . kh is a guttural R, as in Khaled, similar to the German CH of Bach (IPA χ, ).

3There are two different characters which mean "2"

4 the Japanese usually use the Arabic numerals, but still use Chinese characters (kanji) in calligraphy or when written in columns. The word shi (死) means "death", in some cases yon replaces shi (4) and nana replaces shichi (7).

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