Learning how to count in Slovak will help you to express for example:

- how old are you
- how many siblings you have
- how much should you pay
- your telephone number

In this lesson you will learn how to count from 0-10 000! There are certain rules when writing numbers, but we promise you will be able to write and say number 5 743 in Slovak!

Let´s find out how to say cardinal numbers from 0 - 10 000!

We pronounce the words this way: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

It is very important to learn those by heart, as they represent the base of the following numbers.

Slovak suffix "**-násť**" is equivalent to English "-teen". However, "-násť" is used already from number 11 (compared to English, starting from 13-thirteen).

We pronounce the words this way: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.

How to say number from 11-19? Only add the affix "-násť" to the numbers from 1-9. There are some small changes in the highlighted words you need to pay attention to:

You can check the table below to see how the numbers look. General rule is to add the affix "**-dsať**" (20, 30, 40) or "**-desiat**" (50, 60, 70, 80, 90).

We pronounce the words this way: 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.

Here is an example how to create numbers from 21-29 and the rule applies for all other tens.

We pronounce the words this way: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.

Note that the numbers are written together, without space or dash.

- 32 = tridsaťdva
- 94 = deväťdesiatštyri
- 54 = päťdesiatštyri
- 87 = osemdesiatsedem
- 76 = sedemdesiatšesť

You are almost there! Now we show you how to create hundreds. Simply add the affix "**-sto**" at the end of the basic numbers.

We pronounce the words this way: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000.

Note that there is a small change in "dv**e**sto". It is "**dvesto**", not "dvasto".

- 457 = šytristopäaťdesiatsedem
- 789 = sedemstoosemdesiatdeväť
- 321 = tristodvadsaťjeden
- 615 = šesťstopätnásť
- 101 = stojeden
- 120 = stodvadsať

Here again the same rule applies. Just add the affix "**-tisíc**" to the cardinal number!

Note that there is a small change in "dv**e**tisíc". It is "**dvetisíc**", not "dvatisíc".

- 1 458 = tisícštyristopäťdesiatosem
- 8 200 = osemtisícdvesto
- 3 631 = tritisícšesťstotridsaťjeden
- 2 592 = dvetisícpäťstodeväťdesiatdva

Now you can write down the number 5 743 in Slovak!

We will help you: päťtisícsedemstoštyridsaťtri!

Knowing the ordinal numbers will help you to express for example what is the date today!

Higher numbers are created by putting the numbers together. For example:

- 21st= dvadsiaty prvý/dvadsiata prvá/ dvadsiate prvé
- 25th= dvadsiaty piaty/dvadsiata piata/dvadsiate piate

[enlightened] Note that unlike the ordinary numbers, the ordinal numbers are not written together!

- 21 = dvadsaťjeden but 21st = dvadsiaty prvý

To read the basic mathematical equations, you will need these:

- 2 + 2 = 4 read as dva plus dva sa rovná štyri
- 16 - 5 = 11 read as šesťnásť mínus päť sa rovná jedenásť
- 200 ÷ 2 = 100 read as dvesto deleno dva sa rovná sto
- 3 x 4 = 12 read as tri krát štyri sa rovná dvanásť

You have learnt how to say the numbers. Now you can use it in a conversation!

Jana: Aké je tvoje telefónne číslo?* (What is your phone number?)*

Katka: Moje telefónne číslo je plus štyri dva jeden deväť nula tri dva šesť päť jeden šesť deväť. *(My phone number is +421 903 265 169.)*

Ján: Koľko máš rokov? *(How old are you?)*

Fero: Mám päťdesiatštyri rokov. *(I am 54 years old.)*

Anna: Koľko vážiš? *(How much you weigh?)*

Lucia: Vážim 95 kíl. *(I weigh 95 kilos.)*

Adam: Koľkého je dnes? *(What is the date today?)*

Monika: Dnes je šesťnásty marec. *(Today is 16th of March.)*

Now you are ready to practice! Check out these exercises prepared for you!