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Counting in Slovene

Language overview

The Slovene language (slovenščina, slovenski jezik, also known as Slovenian) is an Indo-European language that belongs to the South Slavic languages group. Official language in Slovenia, it is spoken by about 2.5 million people.

Slovene numbers list

  • 1 – ena
  • 2 – dve
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – štiri
  • 5 – pet
  • 6 – šest
  • 7 – sedem
  • 8 – osem
  • 9 – devet
  • 10 – deset
  • 11 – enajst
  • 12 – dvanajst
  • 13 – trinajst
  • 14 – štirinajst
  • 15 – petnajst
  • 16 – šestnajst
  • 17 – sedemnajst
  • 18 – osemnajst
  • 19 – devetnajst
  • 20 – dvajset
  • 30 – trideset
  • 40 – štirideset
  • 50 – petdeset
  • 60 – šestdeset
  • 70 – sedemdeset
  • 80 – osemdeset
  • 90 – devetdeset
  • 100 – sto
  • 1,000 – tisoč
  • one million – milijon
  • one billion – milijarda
  • one trillion – bilijon

Slovene numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from zero to ten are specific words, namely nič [0], ena [1], dve [2], tri [3], štiri [4], pet [5], šest [6], sedem [7], osem [8], devet [9], and deset [10]. The digit two has two gendered forms: dva (masculine) and dve (feminine).
  • From eleven to nineteen, numbers are suffixed by -najst (-teen): enajst [11], dvanajst [12], trinajst [13], štirinajst [14], petnajst [15], šestnajst [16], sedemnajst [17], osemnajst [18], devetnajst [19].
  • Tens are formed by adding ten (deset) to the end of the digit root, with the obvious exception of ten itself and twenty: deset [10], dvajset [20], trideset [30], štirideset [40], petdeset [50], šestdeset [60], sedemdeset [70], osemdeset [80], and devetdeset [90].
  • For numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine, the unit comes first, then the ten, joined together by the word in (and), thus we get enaindvajset [21], dvaindvajset [22]…
  • Hundreds are formed the same way as the tens, i.e. by adding the suffix hundred (sto) to the multiplier digit: sto [100], dvesto [200], tristo [300]…
  • Thousands use the word tisoč, the same way English does. Million being masculine, we say dva milijona [2,000,000], but sedem milijonov [7,000,000].
  • The Slovene 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. Thus, milijarda is 109 (equivalent to the US billion) and bilijon is 1012 (equivalent to the US trillion).

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Books

Slovene: A Comprehensive GrammarSlovene: A Comprehensive Grammar
by , editors Routledge (2000)
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Guide de conversation slovèneGuide de conversation slovène
by , editors Assimil (2010)
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Parlons slovèneParlons slovène
by , editors L’Harmattan (2005)
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