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Counting in Venetian

Language overview

Forty-two in Venetian Venetian (vèneto) is a romance language from the Indo-European family. Mostly spoken in Italy, in the regions of Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, but also in Croatia and Slovenia alongside the Adriatic Sea, it counts about 2 million speakers.

Venetian numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – dó
  • 3 – tre
  • 4 – quatro
  • 5 – zsinque
  • 6 – sie
  • 7 – sete
  • 8 – oto
  • 9 – nóve
  • 10 – diéxe
  • 11 – óndexe
  • 12 – dódexe
  • 13 – trédexe
  • 14 – quatòrdexe
  • 15 – quìndexe
  • 16 – sédexe
  • 17 – disete
  • 18 – disdoto
  • 19 – disnóve
  • 20 – vinti
  • 30 – trenta
  • 40 – quaranta
  • 50 – zsinquanta
  • 60 – sesanta
  • 70 – setanta
  • 80 – otanta
  • 90 – novanta
  • 100 – zsento
  • 1,000 – miłe
  • one million – un miłion

Venetian numbering rules

Now that you’ve had a gist of the most useful numbers, let’s move to the writing rules for the tens, the compound numbers, and why not the hundreds, the thousands and beyond (if possible).

  • Numbers from zero to ten are specific words, namely xero [0], un [1] (feminine: una), [2], tre [3], quatro [4], zsinque [5], sie [6], sete [7], oto [8], nóve [9], and diéxe [10].
  • From eleven to sixteen, numbers are formed from the root of the digit followed by ten: óndexe [11], dódexe [12], trédexe [13], quatòrdexe [14], quìndexe [15], and sédexe [16]. From seventeen to nineteen, the order is reversed, as the unit is put directly after the ten: disete [17] (or dixisete), disdoto [18], and disnóve [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the matching mutiplier digit root, except for ten and twenty: diéxe [10], vinti [20], trenta [30], quaranta [40], zsinquanta [50], sesanta [60], setanta [70], otanta [80], and novanta [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the ten and the unit with a dash sign (e.g.: vinti-un [21], trenta-dó [32], quaranta-oto [48]).
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word hundred by the multiplier digit, except for one hundred: zsento [100], doxento [200], trexento [300], quatroxento [400], zsinquezsento [500], siezsento [600], setezsento [700], otozsento [800], and novezsento [900].
  • Thousands are formed by putting the multiplier digit before the word thousand, separated with a space, except for one thousand: miłe [1,000] (plural miła), dó miła [2,000], tre miła [3,000], quatro miła [4,000], zsinque miła [5,000]…
  • Thousands, hundreds, tens and units are linked together with a dash sign (e.g.: zsento-nóve [109], doxento-trenta [230], novezsento-novanta-nóve [999], dó miła-trexento-vinti-oto [2,328]).
  • One million is un miłion (plural: miłiuni).

Write a number in full in Venetian

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Venetian. Will you guess how to write a number in full? Enter a number and try to write it down in your head, or maybe on a piece of paper, before displaying the result.

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