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!
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|
|twenty one||dvadeset i jedan|
|twenty two||dvadeset i dva|
|thirty two||trideset i dva|
Here are a few examples:
- 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.
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.
Pay attention that compared to English, ordinal numbers in Croatian are written combined.
|Numbers in English||Numbers in Croatian|
|two thousand||tri tisuće|
|ten thousand||deset tisuća|
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).
|Ordinal numbers||Redni brojevi|
- 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.
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