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Counting in Maltese

Language overview

Forty-two in Maltese The Maltese language (Malti) is a Central Semitic language. It descends from Siculo-Arabic (or Sicilian Arabic), and has been influenced by Sicilian and Italian, and to a lesser extent by French and English. Co-official language of the Republic of Malta, alongside English, it counts about 520,000 speakers.

Maltese numbers list

  • 1 – wieħed
  • 2 – tnejn
  • 3 – tlieta
  • 4 – erbgħa
  • 5 – ħamsa
  • 6 – sitta
  • 7 – sebgħa
  • 8 – tmienja
  • 9 – disgħa
  • 10 – għaxra
  • 11 – ħdax
  • 12 – tnax
  • 13 – tlettax
  • 14 – erbatax
  • 15 – ħmistax
  • 16 – sittax
  • 17 – sbatax
  • 18 – tmintax
  • 19 – dsatax
  • 20 – għoxrin
  • 30 – tletin
  • 40 – erbgħin
  • 50 – ħamsin
  • 60 – sittin
  • 70 – sebgħin
  • 80 – tmenin
  • 90 – disgħin
  • 100 – mija
  • 1,000 – elf
  • one million – miljun

Maltese numbering rules

  • Maltese digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely żero [0], wieħed/waħda (m/f) [1], tnejn [2], tlieta [3], erbgħa [4], ħamsa [5], sitta [6], sebgħa [7], tmienja [8], and disgħa [9].
  • From eleven to nineteen, numbers are formed starting with unit root (except for eleven, though), followed by a form of the word for ten ((d)ax or (t)ax): ħdax [11], tnax [12], tlettax [13], erbatax [14], ħmistax [15], sittax [16], sbatax [17], tmintax [18], and dsatax [19].
  • The tens are formed with the root of the multiplier digit, suffixed with in, except for ten and twenty which are irregular: għaxra [10], għoxrin [20], tletin [30], erbgħin [40], ħamsin [50], sittin [60], sebgħin [70], tmenin [80], and disgħin [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the unit first, then the word u (and), and the ten, separated with spaces (e.g.: erbgħa u għoxrin [24], tmienja u sebgħin [78]).
  • The hundreds are formed starting with the root of the multiplier unit, followed by the word for hundred (mija), separated with spaces, except for one hundred and two hundred: mija [100], mitejn [200], tliet mija [300], erba’ mija [400], hames mija [500], sitt mija [600], seba’ mija [700], tminn mija [800], and disa’ mija [900].
  • The thousands are formed starting with the root of the multiplier unit, followed by the word for thousand (elf in singular, elef in plural), separated with spaces, except for one thousand and two thousand: elf [1,000], elfejn [2,000], tlitt elef [3,000], erbat elef [4,000], ħamest elef [5,000], sitt elef [6,000], sebat elef [7,000], tmint elef [8,000], and disat elef [9,000].
  • The word for million is miljun.

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Books

Learn the Maltese languageLearn the Maltese language
by , editors Independently published (2016)
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Maltese (Descriptive Grammars)Maltese (Descriptive Grammars)
by , editors Routledge (2012)
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Teach Yourself Maltese: A Complete Course for BeginnersTeach Yourself Maltese: A Complete Course for Beginners
by , editors McGraw-Hill (1999)
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Apprenez le maltais - la grammaire maltaise expliquée facilementApprenez le maltais - la grammaire maltaise expliquée facilement
by , editors Independently published (2017)
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Parlons maltaisParlons maltais
by , editors L’Harmattan (1999)
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