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A1.2 Romanian numbers from eleven (11) to one hundred (100)

teach yourself romanian numbers
Romanian numbers 11-20

Does it happen frequently that you need to use numbers bigger than 10? Of course it does for shopping, writing down an address, a phone number... Or maybe you would like to become an accountant in Romania...

In this lesson you will study (as usual, online and with free translation and pronunciation):

  • the Romanian numbers from 11 to 20
  • the Romanian numbers form 21 to 30
  • the numbers 40, 50, 60, 70,80 ,90 and 100
  • Romanian numbers exercises - practicing what you've just learned

From forty onward we assume that you will know how to build the numbers 41, 42.. in Romanian. If you are not sure how to say 43 or 67 in Romanian just drop us a comment at the bottom of this page. We'll be happy to answer.

If you are wondering where are the number from one to 10, they are in the lesson of the previous level previous Romanian online class on the numbers from 0 to 10.

How to count in Romanian from eleven (11) to twenty (20)

English Romanian
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eleven (number 11)

unsprezece

/'un.spre.zeʧe/

twelve (number 12)

doisprezece

/'doi.spre.ze.t͡ʃe/

thirteen (number 13)

treisprezece

/'trej.spre.ze.ʧe/

fourteen (number 14)

paisprezece

/'paj.spre.ze.ʧe/

fifteen

cincisprezece

/'ʧinʧj.spre.ze.ʧe/

sixteen (number 16)

șaisprezece

/'ʃaj.spre.ze.ʧe/

seventeen (number 17)

şaptesprezece

/'ʃap.te.spre.ze.ʧe/

eighteen (number 18)

optsprezece

/'opt.spre.ze.ʧe/

nineteen (number 19)

nouăsprezece

/'no.wə.spre.ze.ʧe/

twenty (number 20)

douăzeci

/do.wə'zeʧʲ/

How to count in Romanian from twenty one (21) to thirty (30)

English Romanian
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Transcription

Twenty one (number 21)

Douăzeci și unu

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi 'u.nu/

Twenty two (number 22)

Douăzeci și doi

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi doj/

Twenty three (number 23)

Douăzeci și trei

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi trej/

How to pronounce the cardinal numeral Twenty four (24) in Romanian?

Douăzeci și patru

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi 'pa.tru/

Twenty five (number 25)

Douăzeci și cinci

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi ʧinʧʲ/

Twenty six (number 26)

Douăzeci și șase

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi 'ʃa.se/

Twenty seven (cardinal number 27)

Douăzeci și șapte

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi 'ʃa.pte/

Twenty eight (number 28)

Douăzeci și opt

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi opt/

Twenty nine (number 29)

Douăzeci și no

/do.wə'zeʧʲ ʃi 'no.wə/

Thirty (number 30)

Treizeci

/trej'zeʧʲ/

How to say the Romanian numbers from forty (40) to one hundred (100)

English Romanian
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Transcription

Forty (number 40)

Patruzeci

/pa.tru'zeʧʲ/

Fifty (number 50)

Cincizeci

/ʧinʧʲ'zeʧʲ/

Sixty (number 60)

Șaizeci

/ʃaj'zeʧʲ/

Seventy (number 70)

Șaptezeci

/ʃap.te'zeʧʲ/

Eighty (number 80)

Optzeci

/opt'zeʧʲ/

Ninty (number 90)

Nouăzeci

/no.wə.zeʧʲ/

One hundred (number 100)

O su

/o 'su.tə/

Romanian excercices: Counting and saying numbers

Romanian Exercises: How to count in Romanian from eleven (11) to twenty (20)

Question 1 / 27

You need to choose the correct answer to get to the next question

What is the correct translation for:

fourteen (number 14)


5 comments

Hi,
Thank you for this Romanian lesson on numbers. Would it be possible to add the numbers from 20 to 30?
Thanks

Hi,

I have added the Romanian numbers from 20 to 100 on top of the existing ones from 11 to 20.
You might be interested in the Romanian numbers exercises at the end of the lesson.

Enjoy it!

I often hear short forms of numbers above ten, such as "nouășpe lei și patrușcinci de bani" in shops. It's a little confusing, but you need to recognize these forms even if you don't use them yourself.
Nitpick (English teacher here): "ninety" keeps the 'e'. When we write the ordinal number "ninth" however, the 'e' disappears. I don't know why; English is weird.

Hi,

You are right in saying that spoken Romanian, as any other language differs from written Romanian. I'll add the most common colloquial forms of the numbers including pronunciation. While the above forms (e.g. unsprezece) are the correct ones, that are accepted in writing as well as formal situations, the colloquial forms are used by many native speakers this is why I agree with you that it is important to be able to recognize them. However they are not correct from a Romanian vocabulary point of view, you won't find them in a Romanian dictionary(unless it has colloquial forms).

Here is a list:
11 - unșpe
12 - doișpe
13 - treișpe
14 - paișpe
15 - cinșpe
16 - șaișpe
17 - șaptișpe
18 - optișpe
19 - nouășpe
20 - douăzeci (this is the same form as the normal written one)

There are also a few variations of the above colloquial forms, but they are less used.

I'll do my best to add the audio of these colloquial forms asap. I'll try to finish the pronunciation lessons (the one with the combined vowels) first.

Thanks for all the time you put into this. This reminds me of a lesson I was supposed to give at someone's house. He gave me his address using one of those colloquial forms, and it was over the phone which made it even harder. When I found his apartment in the freezing cold he wasn't even there! Living in Romania has its challenges but I love it! An interesting time to be here right now too.

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