Numbers

Greek Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Greek. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Greek Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Greek is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Greek, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in Greek

Numbers Greek Audio
Oneένα
éna
Firstπρώτος
pró̱tos
Twoδυο
dyo
Secondδεύτερος
déf̱teros
Threeτρία
tría
Thirdτρίτος
trítos
Fourτέσσερα
téssera
Fourthτέταρτος
tétartos
Fiveπέντε
pénte
Fifthπέμπτος
pémptos
Sixέξι
éxi
Sixthέκτος
éktos
Sevenεπτά
eptá
Seventhέβδομος
évdomos
Eightοκτώ
októ̱
Eighthόγδοος
ógdoos
Nineεννέα
ennéa
Ninthένατος
énatos
Tenδέκα
déka
Tenthδέκατος
dékatos
Elevenέντεκα
énteka
Eleventhενδέκατος
endékatos
Twelveδώδεκα
dó̱deka
Twelfthδωδέκατος
do̱dékatos
Thirteenδεκατρία
dekatría
Thirteenthδέκατος τρίτος
dékatos trítos
Fourteenδεκατέσσερα
dekatéssera
Fourteenthδέκατος τέταρτος
dékatos tétartos
Fifteenδεκαπέντε
dekapénte
Fifteenthδέκατος πέμπτος
dékatos pémptos
Sixteenδεκαέξι
dekaéxi
Sixteenthδέκατος έκτος
dékatos éktos
Seventeenδεκαεπτά
dekaeptá
Seventeenthδέκατος έβδομος
dékatos évdomos
Eighteenδεκαοχτώ
dekaochtó̱
Eighteenthδέκατος όγδοος
dékatos ógdoos
Nineteenδεκαεννέα
dekaennéa
Nineteenthδέκατος ένατος
dékatos énatos
Twentyείκοσι
eíkosi
Twentiethεικοστός
eikostós
Thirty three (31)τριάντα τρία
triánta tría
One hundred (100)εκατό
ekató
Three hundred and sixty (360)τριακόσια εξήντα
triakósia exí̱nta
One thousand (1000)χίλια
chília
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)δύο χιλιάδες δεκατέσσερα
dýo chiliádes dekatéssera
One millionένα εκατομμύριο
éna ekatommýrio
Onceμια φορά
mia forá
Twiceδυο φορές
dyo forés

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Greek sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Greek Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Greek Audio
I'm 30 years oldείμαι τριάντα χρονών
eímai triánta chronó̱n
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherέχω δύο αδερφές και έναν αδερφό
écho̱ dýo aderfés kai énan aderfó
English is my first languageΤα αγγλικά είναι η πρώτη μου γλώσσα
Ta angliká eínai i̱ pró̱ti̱ mou gló̱ssa
Her second language is SpanishΗ δεύτερή της γλώσσα είναι τα Ισπανικά
I̱ déf̱terí̱ ti̱s gló̱ssa eínai ta Ispaniká

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Greek

School Greek Audio
Answerαπάντηση
apánti̱si̱
Bookβιβλίο
vivlío
Booksβιβλία
vivlía
Chairκαρέκλα
karékla
Deskθρανίο / γραφείο
thranío / grafeío
Dictionaryλεξικό
lexikó
Laptopφορητός υπολογιστής
fori̱tós ypologistí̱s
Libraryβιβλιοθήκη
vivliothí̱ki̱
Notebook (paper notebook)σημειωματάριο
si̱meio̱matário
Pageσελίδα
selída
Paperχαρτί
chartí
Penστυλό
styló
Pencilμολύβι
molývi
Questionερώτηση
eró̱ti̱si̱
Schoolσχολείο
scholeío
Studentμαθητής / μαθήτρια, φοιτητής / φοιτήτρια
mathi̱tí̱s / mathí̱tria, foiti̱tí̱s / foití̱tria
Teacher1.δάσκαλος / δασκάλα, 2. καθηγητής / καθηγήτρια
1.dáskalos / daskála, 2. kathi̱gi̱tí̱s / kathi̱gí̱tria
Universityπανεπιστήμιο
panepistí̱mio

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Daily Conversation in Greek

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Greek Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Greek

English Greek Audio
I have a questionΈχω μία ερώτηση
Écho̱ mía eró̱ti̱si̱
To listenακούω
akoúo̱
To readδιαβάζω
diavázo̱
To speakμιλάω
miláo̱
To thinkσκέφτομαι
skéftomai
To understandκαταλαβαινω
katalavaino̱
To writeγράφω
gráfo̱
What's the name of that book?Ποιος είναι ο τίτλος αυτού του βιβλίου;
Poios eínai o títlos af̱toú tou vivlíou?
What do you do for a living?Τι δουλειά κάνεις;
Ti douleiá káneis?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Είμαι (καθηγητής / καλλιτέχνης / μηχανικός)
Eímai (kathi̱gi̱tí̱s / kallitéchni̱s / mi̱chanikós)
Oh! That's good!Α! Αυτό είναι καλό!
A! Af̱tó eínai kaló!
Can I practice with you?Μπορώ να κάνω εξάσκηση μαζί σου;
Boró̱ na káno̱ exáski̱si̱ mazí sou?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Greek about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Greek Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Greek homepage.

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