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Counting in Catalan

Enter a number and get it written in full in Catalan.

Language overview

Catalan (català) is an Indo-European language belonging to the Ibero-Romance group. Official language of Andorra, and co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencian Community, it has about 11 million speakers.

Valencian

Valencian (valencià) is the traditional name given to the vernacular language of the Valencian community. Dialectal variant of Catalan according to some, separated language according to others, Valencian shares however its numbers names with Catalan.

Catalan numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from zero to sixteen are specific words, namely zero [0], un [1], dos [2], tres [3], quatre [4], cinc [5], sis [6], set [7], vuit (or huit) [8], nou [9], deu [10], onze [11], dotze [12], tretze [13], catorze [14], quinze [15], and setze [16]. Seventeen to nineteen are regular numbers, i.e. named after the ten and the unit. Deu i set [10 and 7] is phonetically shortened with an apocope as disset (or dèsset), the same occuring with divuit (or díhuit) [18] and dinou (or dènou) [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the digits roots except for ten and twenty: deu [10], vint [20], trenta [30], quaranta [40], cinquanta [50], seixanta [60], setanta [70], vuitanta (or huitanta) [80] and noranta [90].
  • The same applies for the hundreds where one word is created by adding a dash between the multiplier and the hundred word, except for one hundred (cent [100], plural cents): dos-cents [200], tres-cents [300], quatre-cents [400]…
  • Tens and units are linked with the same dash figuring the conjonction and (eg. trenta-cinc [35]), except for the twenties were i (and) remains (eg. vint-i-cinc [25]).
  • The Catalan language uses the long scale for big numbers where every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. Scale numbers are alternating: un milió (106, one million), mil milions (109, one US billion), un bilió (1012, one US trillion), un biliard (1015, one US quadrillion), un trilió (1018, one US quintillion)…

Books

Teach Yourself CatalanTeach Yourself Catalan
by , editors McGraw-Hill (2004)
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Catalan: A Comprehensive GrammarCatalan: A Comprehensive Grammar
by , editors Routledge (1999)
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Catalan (Teach Yourself) (Spanish Edition)Catalan (Teach Yourself) (Spanish Edition)
by , editors NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company (1993)
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Le catalan sans peineLe catalan sans peine
by , editors Assimil (2009)
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Le catalan de pocheLe catalan de poche
by , editors Assimil (2002)
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Parlons catalan : langue et cultureParlons catalan : langue et culture
by , editors L’Harmattan (2000)
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O catalão fácil para você: Uma introdução ao catalão e ao valenciano O catalão fácil para você: Uma introdução ao catalão e ao valenciano
by , editors CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
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Numbers list

1 – un
2 – dos
3 – tres
4 – quatre
5 – cinc
6 – sis
7 – set
8 – vuit
9 – nou
10 – deu
11 – onze
12 – dotze
13 – tretze
14 – catorze
15 – quinze
16 – setze
17 – disset
18 – divuit
19 – dinou
20 – vint
30 – trenta
40 – quaranta
50 – cinquanta
60 – seixanta
70 – setanta
80 – vuitanta
90 – noranta
100 – cent
1,000 – mil
one million – un milió
one billion – mil milions
one trillion – un bilió

Sources

Romance languages

Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Eonavian, French, French (Belgium), French (Switzerland), Friulian, Galician, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladin, Latin, Lombard (Milanese), Occitan, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romansh, Sardinian, Spanish, Spanish (Puerto Rico), and Venetian.

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