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Counting in Galician

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

Language overview

Galician (galego) is a romance language from the indo-european family. It is spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community of Spain where it is co-official with Spanish (Castillan). Galician counts about 3 million speakers.

Galician numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from zero to fifteen are specific words, namely cero [0], un (feminine unha) [1], dous (feminine dúas) [2], tres [3], catro [4], cinco [5], seis [6], sete [7], oito [8], nove [9], dez [10], once [11], doce [12], trece [13], catorce [14], and quince [15]. Sixteen to nineteen are regular numbers, i.e. named after the ten and the digit, and written phonetically: dezaseis [10 and 6], dezasete [10 and 7], dezoito [10 and 8], dezanove [10 and 9].
  • The tens have specific names based on the multipliers digit root, except for ten and twenty: dez [10], vinte [20], trinta [30], corenta [40], cincuenta [50], sesenta [60], setenta [70], oitenta [80], and noventa [90].
  • Hundreds are formed by prefixing the plural form of the hundred word (cen, plural centos) with the multiplier digit, except for one hundred itself: cen [100], douscentos [200], trescentos [300], catrocentos [400], cincocentos [500], seiscentos [600], setecentos [700], oitocentos [800], and novecentos [900].
  • Tens and units are linked with e (and), as in trinta e cinco [35], as well as hundreds and tens (e.g.: cento e corenta e seis [146]), but not thousands and hundreds, unless the number ends with a hundred with two zeroes (e.g.: dous mil e trescentos [2,300], but dous mil trescentos e sete [2,307]). E is also used to link thousands and units (e.g.: catro mil e cinco [4,005]).
  • Galician uses the short scale naming convention where every new word greater than a million is one thousand times bigger than the previous term. For example, un milhom is 106 (one million), un bilhom is 109 (one billion in the US), and un trilhom is 1012 (one trillion in the US).

Books

Diccionario Gallego-CastellanoDiccionario Gallego-Castellano
by , editors Nabu Press (2010)
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Gramática elemental del gallego comúnGramática elemental del gallego común
by , editors Galaxia (1976)
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Numbers list

1 – un
2 – dous
3 – tres
4 – catro
5 – cinco
6 – seis
7 – sete
8 – oito
9 – nove
10 – dez
11 – once
12 – doce
13 – trece
14 – catorce
15 – quince
16 – dezaseis
17 – dezasete
18 – dezoito
19 – dezanove
20 – vinte
30 – trinta
40 – corenta
50 – cincuenta
60 – sesenta
70 – setenta
80 – oitenta
90 – noventa
100 – cen
1,000 – mil
one million – un milhom
one billion – un bilhom
one trillion – un trilhom

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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