• Croatian language course for beginners
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  • 1 Croatian alphabet [0/1]
  • 2 Greetings in Croatian [0/3]
  • 3 Introduce yourself and how to say hello in Croatian [0/2]
  • 4 Asking for directions in Croatian [0/2]
  • 5 Daily conversations in Croatian (restaurant, shopping) [0/2]
  • 6 Croatian numbers [0/2]
  • 7 Telling the time in Croatian [0/3]
  • 8 Colours in Croatian language [0/2]
  • 9 Days, months, seasons in Croatian language [0/2]
  • 10 Family members in Croatian [0/2]
  • 11 The body parts in Croatian [0/2]
  • 12 Ordering in the restaurant in Croatian [0/2]
  • 13 Countries and nationalities in Croatian [0/2]
  • 14 Grocery shopping in Croatian [0/2]
  • This lesson should be on top of your list! One of the most useful information would be division between cardinal = glavni brojevi and ordinal numbers = redni brojevi. Be focused, try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern, which occurs each time the word changes its place. Don't forget to check other lessons as well! 

    Cardinal numbers

    Croatian numbers 1-100

    Cardinal numbers will be displayed in tables below. Main usage of cardinal numbers are to convey the "how many". Besides that, they are also known as "counting numbers". Keep this in mind - when it comes to cardinal number above twenty, you should just add the conjunction "i". For instance: twenty three - dvadeset i tri - consisted of number twenty (dvadeset) + and (i) + three ( tri).

    0,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90

     Numbers in English  Numbers in Croatian
     zero  nula
     one  jedan
     two  dva
     three  tri
     four  četiri
     five  pet
      six  šest
     seven  sedam
     eight  osam
     nine  devet
     ten  deset
     eleven  jedanaest
     twelve  dvanaest
     thirteen  trinaest
     fourteen  četrnaest
     fifteen  petnaest
     sixteen  šestnaest
     seventeen  sedamnaest
     eighteen  osamnaest
     nineteen  devetneast
     twenty   dvadeset
     twenty one  dvadeset i jedan
     twenty two   dvadeset i dva
     thirty   triedeset
     thirty two  trideset i dva
     fourty  četerdeset
     fifty  pedeset
     sixty  šestdeset
     seventy   sedamdeset
     eighty   osamdeset
     ninty  devedeset
     hundred  sto

     

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    • Imam dva brata - I have two brothers. 
    • Jučer sam pojeo jednu jabuku! - Yesterday, I ate one apple.
    • Mislio sam da je dva plus dva, četiri. - I thought two plus two is four.

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    Croatian numbers 100 - 10 000

    100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 2000, 10000

    They are also known as "counting numbers" but less used. Keep this in mind - when it comes to numbers above one hundred - you should just add ordinal number + hundred. For instance: three hundred in Croatian would be - tri stands for three and sto stands for hundred.

    enlightenedPay attention that compared to English, ordinal numbers in Croatian are written combined. 

     

     Numbers in English  Numbers in Croatian
     two hundred  dvjesto
     three hundred  tristo
     four hundred  četiristo
     five hundred  petsto
     six hundred  šeststo
     seven hundred  sedamsto
     eight hundred  osamsto
     nine hundred   devetsto
     thousand  tisuća
     two thousand   tri tisuće
     ten thousand   deset tisuća

     

    Ordinal numbers

    Comparing to cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, fifteenth. Ordinal numbers do not show the quantity, whereas cardinal do. Below they will be displayed in a table. You should memorize them in order to develop your Croatian vocabulary. It is the same rule as for cardinal numbers, they consist of a number ( dvadeset) + and (i) + i ( as an ending).
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     Ordinal numbers   Redni brojevi
     first  prvi
     second  drugi
     third  treći 
     fourth  četvrti
     fifth  peti 
     sixth  šesti
     seventh  sedmi
     eighth   osmi
     ninth  deveti
     tenth  deseti
     eleventh  jedanaesti
     twelfth  dvanaesti
     thirteenth  trinaesti
     fourteenth  četrnaesti
     fifteenth  petnaesti 
     sixteenth  šestnaesti
     seventeenth  sedamnaesti
     eighteenth  osamnaesti
     nineteenth  devetnaesti
     twentieth  dvadeseti

     

    Examples

    • Bio je to prvi poljubac koji nikada neće biti zaboravljen. - It was the my kiss, which will never be forgotten. 
    • To mi je bio drugi dečko ikada u životu. - That was my second boyfriend in my whole life. 
    • Bila sam druga na državnom natjecanju iz matematike. - I won the second place at the state championship in Math.

    If you are a visual learner, we attached a video clip, which can be useful.