Numbers

Portuguese Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Portuguese. 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 Portuguese Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Portuguese 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, Portuguese, 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 Portuguese

Numbers Portuguese Audio
Oneum
FirstPrimeiro
Twodois
SecondSegundo
Threetrês
ThirdTerceiro
Fourquatro
FourthQuarto
Fivecinco
FifthQuinto
Sixseis
SixthSexto
Sevensete
SeventhSétimo
Eightoito
EighthOitavo
Ninenove
NinthNono
Tendez
TenthDécimo
Elevenonze
EleventhDécimo primeiro
Twelvedoze
TwelfthDécimo segundo
Thirteentreze
ThirteenthDécimo terceiro
Fourteenquatorze
FourteenthDécimo quarto
Fifteenquinze
FifteenthDécimo quinto
Sixteendezasseis
SixteenthDécimo sexto
Seventeendezassete
SeventeenthDécimo sétimo
Eighteendezoito
EighteenthDécimo oitavo
Nineteendezanove
NineteenthDécimo nono
Twentyvinte
TwentiethVigésimo
Thirty three (31)trinta e três
One hundred (100)cem
Three hundred and sixty (360)trezentos e sessenta
One thousand (1000)mil
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)dois mil e quatorze
One millionum milhão
OnceUma vez
TwiceDuas vezes

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

Portuguese Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Portuguese Audio
I'm 30 years oldeu tenho trinta anos
I have 2 sisters and 1 brothereu tenho duas irmãs e um irmão
English is my first languageO inglês é a minha primeira língua
Her second language is SpanishA sua segunda língua é o espanhol

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 Portuguese

School Portuguese Audio
Answerresposta
Booklivro
Bookslivros
Chaircadeira
Desksecretária
Dictionarydicionário
Laptopcomputador portátil
Librarybiblioteca
Notebook (paper notebook)Caderno / bloco de notas
Pagepágina
Paperpapel
Pencaneta
Pencillápis
Questionpergunta / questão
Schoolescola
Studentestudante
Teacherprofessor
Universityuniversidade

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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

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

Common Expressions in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
I have a questionEu tenho uma pergunta / questão
To listenouvir
To readler
To speakfalar
To thinkpensar
To understandperceber / entender
To writeescrever
What's the name of that book?Qual é o nome daquele livro?
What do you do for a living?Qual é a tua profissão?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Sou (professor / artista / engenheiro).
Oh! That's good!Oh! Isso é bom!
Can I practice with you?Posso praticar contigo?

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