Numbers in General – Številke

Numbers – številke, in Slovene is not very hard. All you need to know is a few basics. Keep reading to understand all about numbers in Slovene.

Few things  to remember:

  • Know the number from 1 to 10.
  • Know the number 0, 10, 20, 100, 1000, 1.000.000 and 1.000.000.000.
  • Count reversely.

Zero to Nineteen

0

NIČ

10

DESET

1

ena

11

enajst

2

dva

12

dvanajst

3

tri

13

trinajst

4

štiri

14

štirinajst

5

pet

15

petnajst

6

sest

16

šestnajst

7

sedem

17

sedemnajst

8

osem

18

osemnajst

9

devet

19

devetnajst

As you can see, 11 to 19 is basically 1 to 9 + najst.

For example,
12 is dva (2) + najst = dva-najst → dvanajst,
19 is devet (9) + najst = devet-najst → devetnajst.


Twenty and On

20

DVAJSET

30

trideset

21

enaindvajset

31

enaintrideset

22

dvaindvajset

40

štirideset

23

triindvajset

41

enainštirideset

24

štiriindvajset

50

petdeset

25

petindvajset

51

enainpetdeset

Do you notice the pattern?

Let me show you,
20 is dvajset,
21 is ena (1) + in (and) + dvajset (20) = ena-in-dvajset enaindvajset,
28 is osem (8) + in (and) + dvajset (20) = osem-in-dvajset osemindvajset.

Compared to English, Slovene numbers are said reversed.

For example,
in English – 21 is twenty (20) + one (1) = twenty-one,
in Slovene – 21 is ena (1) + in (and) + dvajset (20) = ena-in-dvajset → enaindvajset.


30 is trideset, the litteral translation would be “three ten”.

Looking closer,
37 is sedem (7) + in (and) + trideset (30) = sedem-in-trideset → sedemintrideset.


Once we reached 99, devetindevetdeset
100 is sto, 200 is dvesto, 300 is tristo, 400 is štiristo, 500 is petsto… and so on.

For example,
999 is devetsto devetindevetdeset.

Then we’ve reached…
1000 is tisoč, 2000 is dva tisoč, 3000 is tri tisoč

9999 is devettisoč devetsto devetindevetdeset.


1.000.000 is milijon, 2.000.000 is dva milijona, 3.000.000 is tri milijoni
1.000.000.000 is milijarda, 2.000.000.000 is dve milijardi, 3.000.000.000 is tri milijarde


Now, now, numbers in Slovene is not that hard, right?

Here’s some exercise for you:

  1. 27
  2. 3659
  3. 20.891
  4. 786.980
  5. 4.999.999

You can post the answers via the comment box to see if you got it right or not. If you have any questions, be sure to ask me.


Discover more Slovene “lessons” that might interest you: Slovene Numbers & Numerals, Slovene Nouns & Pronouns, Slovene Verbs, Slovene AdjectivesSlovene SyntaxSlovenian Idioms.

Let’s learn,
Anna.

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2 thoughts on “Numbers in General – Številke

  1. Hi Anna,

    Please check my answers below:
    1. 27 : sedemindvajset
    2. 3.659 : tritisoč šeststo devetinpetdeset
    3. 20.891 : dvajsettisoč osemsto enaindevetdeset
    4. 786.980 : sedemstotisoč osemdesettisoč šesttisoč devetsto osemdeset
    5. 4.999.999 : štirimilijoni devetstotisoč devetdesettisoč devettisoč devetsto devetindevetdeset

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  2. Hey Anne,good try, but few little mistakes.
    1 is good
    2. tri tisoč šeststo devetinpetdeset
    3. dvajset tisoč osemsto enaindevetdeset
    4. sedemsto šestinosemdest tisoč devetsto osemdeset
    5. štiri milijone devetsto devetindevetdeset tisoč devetsto devetindevetdeset

    If you just use it to speak, then it won’t be too noticeable, but on the written part, worst case you can always use the numbers directly! 🙂

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