*Olá! Tudo bem?* If you've decided to learn Portuguese, then you’ll need to learn how to count.

When you embark on a language learning journey, numbers should be one of the first things you learn. After all, knowing how to count proves useful in a variety of different situations. Fortunately, learning numbers in Portuguese really is not too difficult.

In this post, we'll be looking specifically at the cardinal numbers - let's keep it simple and leave the ordinal numbers for another occasion! Knowing how to count in Portuguese will open up doors for you in Portugal, Brazil, and a number of other Portuguese-speaking countries around the world.

Now, let's get into it!

**Portuguese Numbers 0-10**

Let's start counting in Portuguese with the basics! Knowing the numbers from one to ten will already get you a long way.

The good news is that, like most European languages, the numbers in Portuguese follow a pattern. Moreover, they are similar to other romance languages, so it's fairly straightforward to learn them, even if you're not a fan of math!

(Pro tip: What are the romance languages? They are Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian.)

Take a look at the first ten numbers in Portuguese below:

- 1 - Um/uma
- 2 - Dois/duas
- 3 - Três
- 4 - Quatro
- 5 - Cinco
- 6 - Seis
- 7 - Sete
- 8 - Oito
- 9 - Nove
- 10 - Dez

**The feminine version of one is**

**uma****and the masculine version is**

**um****.**

Since the Portuguese language has masculine forms and feminine forms for its nouns, you'll have to use the appropriate form depending on the gender of the noun in question.

For example, the word *casa*, meaning home, is a feminine word. If you were to say the words two houses you would say:

Duas casas = two houses *(note that the pronunciation of the 's' in European Portuguese is more like a 'sh' sound. You won't always know this when you see Portuguese written down, so try to speak out loud when counting if you can!)*

It's a good idea to learn the masculine and feminine forms at an early stage of your journey when you learn numbers in Portuguese.

**The Teens in Portuguese**

Teen numbers in Portuguese are particularly similar to French and Spanish. Take a look at the Portuguese numbers below.

- 11 - Onze
- 12 - Doze
- 13 - Treze
- 14 - Catorze
- 15 - Quinze
- 16 - Dezesseis
- 17 - Dezessete
- 18 - Dezoito
- 19 - Dezenove

**Multiples of ten in Portuguese**

You've gotten through the worst part! Now it's time for the tens.

- 20 – vinte
- 30 – trinta
- 40 – quarenta
- 50 – cinquenta
- 60 – sessenta
- 70 – setenta
- 80 – oitenta
- 90 – noventa

As you can see above, the tens in Portuguese are pretty easy to learn and remember, and the pronunciation isn't too tough either. Take note of the below.

That means that in most cases, a number ending in *0*, will use the suffix -enta.

The numbers twenty and thirty are the only exceptions to this rule. The Portuguese word for twenty is *vinte* and for thirty is *trinta*.

**Portuguese Numbers 20-100**

After you reach twenty in the Portuguese language, being able to speak or write gets a lot easier! You just have to add the numbers up to ten to the multiple of ten that you need.

Notice the masculine and feminine forms of 21 and 22, as we discussed earlier? This is particularly important in spoken Portuguese.

See the numbers below:

- 20 - Vinte
- 21 - Vinte e um / uma
- 22 - Vinte e dois / duas
- 23 - Vinte e três
- 24 - Vinte e quatro
- 25 - Vinte e cinco
- 26 - Vinte e seis
- 27 - Vinte e sete
- 28 - Vinte e oito
- 29 - Vinte e nove

After 30, you'll notice that the pattern stays the same. The numbers are as follows:

- 30 - Trinta
- 31 - Trinta e um
- 32 - Trinta e dois
- 33 - Trinta e três
- 34 - Trinta e quatro
- 35 - Trinta e cinco
- 36 - Trinta e seis
- 37 - Trinta e sete
- 38 - Trinta e oito
- 39 - Trinta e nove
- 40 - Quarenta
- 41 - Quarenta e um
- 42 - Quarenta e dois
- 43 - Quarenta e três
- 44 - Quarenta e quatro
- 45 - Quarenta e cinco
- 46 - Quarenta e seis
- 47 - Quarenta e sete
- 48 - Quarenta e oito
- 49 - Quarenta e nove
- 50 - Cinquenta
- 51 - Cinquenta e um
- 52 - Cinquenta e dois
- 53 - Cinquenta e três
- 54 - Cinquenta e quatro
- 55 - Cinquenta e cinco
- 56 - Cinqueta e seis
- 57 - Cinquenta e sete
- 58 - Cinquenta e oito
- 59 - Cinquenta e nove
- 60 - Sessenta
- 61 - Sessenta e um
- 62 - Sessenta e dois
- 63 - Sessenta e três
- 64 - Sessenta e quatro
- 65 - Sessenta e cinco
- 66 - Sessenta e seis
- 67 - Sessenta e sete
- 68 - Sessenta e oito
- 69 - Sessenta e nove
- 70 - Setenta
- 71 - Setenta e um
- 72 - Setenta e dois
- 73 - Setenta e três
- 74 - Setenta e quatro
- 75 - Setenta e cinco
- 76 - Setenta e seis
- 77 - Setenta e sete
- 78 - Setenta e oito
- 79 - Setenta e nove
- 80 - Oitenta
- 81 - Oitenta e um
- 82 - Oitenta e dois
- 83 - Oitenta e três
- 84 - Oitenta e quatro
- 85 - Oitenta e cinco
- 86 - Oitenta e seis
- 87 - Oitenta e sete
- 88 - Oitenta e oito
- 89 - Oitenta e nove
- 90 - Noventa
- 91 - Noventa e um
- 92 - Noventa e dois
- 93 - Noventa e três
- 94 - Noventa e quatro
- 95 - Noventa e cinco
- 96 - Noventa e seis
- 97 - Noventa e sete
- 98 - Noventa e oito
- 99 - Noventa e nove
- 100 - Cem

**“Cem” vs “Cento” in Portuguese**

*Bom*, you've now learned how to say all the numbers up to one hundred!

*cem*becomes

*cento.*

Then, you can add whatever number you need after that. Let's look at the examples below.

- Cento e um
- Cento e dois
- Cento e três
- Cento e quatro
- Cento e cinco
- Cento e seis
- Cento e sete
- Cento e oito
- Cento e nove
- Cento e dez

**Numbers up to 1,000 in Portuguese**

If you've gotten this far, the next steps will be fairly easy.

To continue up to 1,000 (or *mil*), you'll need the pre-fix and suffix for the hundreds. Take a look at the example below.

- 100 - Cem / cento
- 200 - Duzentos
- 300 - Trezentos
- 400 - Quatrocentos
- 500 - Quinhentos
- 600 - Seiscentos
- 700 - Setecentos
- 800 - Oitocentos
- 900 - Novecentos
- 1,000 - Mil

**Numbers above 1,000 in Portuguese**

Alright, now we're hitting the big numbers! Let's dive in.

The logic is exactly the same. You'll use *mil*, which means one thousand, and then you'll add the following numbers.

Check out the example below, mixing the numbers you've learned already!

- 1,200 - mil e duzentos
- 1,250 - mil duzentos e cinquenta
- 1,253 - mil duzentos e cinquenta e três

*mil.*

For example:

- 2,000 - dois mil
- 3,000 - três mil

And so on...

- 2,498 - dois mil quatrocentos e noventa e oito

Simple, right?

**Millions and Billions (Long vs Short scale numbers) in Portuguese**

Other numbers that you might want to know about are:

- ENG: One million / millions
- POR: Um milhão / milhões

**billions**...

- One billion / billions (in American English)
- One thousand million (in other English speaking countries)

This form actually differs between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese:

- Um bilião / biliões - European Portuguese
- Um bilhão / bilhões - Brazilian Portuguese

**Other important information relating to Portuguese numbers**

Let's look at other important information you should learn in order to familiarize yourself with Portuguese numbers.

Decimal points and commas

Prices and costs

Phone numbers

Using numbers when shopping

**Decimal points and commas in Portuguese numbers**

In Portuguese, **you'll need to use a comma instead of a decimal point,** as in the example below:

It's €22,5 as opposed to €22.50 and you write it in the following way:

Vinte e dois euros e cinquenta cêntimos.

**Saying Prices in Portuguese**

Here are a few sentences that will be useful when purchasing something in Portugal or Brazil:

- Quanto custa?
*How much does it cost?* - É um euro e vinte cêntimos.
*It's one euro and twenty cents.* - Custa trinta e cinco euros.
*It costs thirty-five euros.* - São vinte e um reais.
*It's twenty-one reais.*

**Brazilian Portuguese vs European Portuguese: Are the numbers different?**

Linguistically, there are many differences between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, both in terms of vocabulary, some grammar and, of course, prounciation.

When it comes to Portuguese numbers, the only significant difference is the number six.

*meia*, which means half, as opposed to European Portuguese which uses the original word

*seis*.

**Giving your phone number in Portuguese**

Alright, so maybe you've moved to Portugal and you need to set up a bank account, or you're on vacation in Brazil and are making a dinner reservation...

Either way, there will come a time when you'll need to give out your phone number, *certo*?

In both Portugal and Brazil, you would say:

- Qual é o teu/seu número de telefone?
*What's your phone number?* - O meu número é 96 451 56 33.
*My number is 96 451 56 33.*

**Using numbers in Portuguese when shopping**

While shopping, you'll need to know the numbers to pay for your bill and to describe quantities.

Since we've looked at prices already, let's look at another two words that can be helpful when you go shopping.

Look at the following examples:

- Meia dúzia de bananas =
*half a dozen bananas* - Uma dúzia de laranjas =
*a dozen oranges*

If you find these words and phrases useful, check out these Portuguese phrases for travel.

**Summing up: Numbers in Portuguese**

You may still have *noventa e nove *(ninety-nine) problems, but counting in Portuguese is no longer one of them (we hope!)

Whether you're seduced by the appealing tropical sceneries of Brazil or the laidback beach culture in Portugal, know that counting will come in handy.

Now that you've learned the cardinal numbers in Portuguese, you're all set to move to or travel to a Portuguese-speaking country. If you'd like another challenge, learn the ordinal numbers next!

And, for a creative way to learn the Portuguese language, why not check out Lingopie? On Lingopie, you'll find video lessons and other material to learn a variety of different languages. *Boa sorte!*