of this website provides a
simple, fast guide to the translation of Italian numbers into English.
Learn the English translation of all of the Italian numbers into the
English language and learn to count the way they do in Italy.
Modern use of
This simple guide to the
translation of Italian numbers will increase your
Italian vocabulary and help you learn the words in the language
associated with numbers. Learning each number is a basic requirement
when studying the Italian language. Italy is part of the European
Union and the language is spoken by about 60 million people, mainly
by people who live in Italy. However, Italian is gaining in
popularity as a second language and spoken by an estimated 15
million people. Many Americans, whose roots are in Italy are also
keen to lean the language of their ancestors. Italian is descended
from Latin and there are therefore many similarities in the words,
vocabulary, numbers & grammar of both languages. The Roman numerals
numbering system also originated in Italy and facts about Roman
numerals are also included.
Italian Numbers, Dates &
What's the difference between
numbers and numerals? A numeral is a symbol that represents a number
whereas numbers relate to quantities. Roman numerals are used for
the copyright dates on movies and television programmes and videos.
MMXIII translates as
the date for 2013. The dates for 2014 are
2015 is written as
and 2016 is written as
This unique numbering system,
created in Italy, is based on just seven letters:
I, V, X, L, C, D
The meaning and translation of each number is
detailed on individual articles about the numbers used in Italy.
Italian Language and Numbers
Italian is one of the 'Romance languages' which are also referred to
as Romanic languages, Latin languages or Neo-Latin languages.
Romance languages consist of all the related languages derived from
Vulgar Latin. The Romance language was developed from Latin
between the 6th and 9th centuries.
Ordinal and Cardinal Numbers
Numbers expressed as the ninth or
the sixth are referred to as Ordinal numbers.
Cardinal numbers like six and nine reflect a quantity such as six
dogs or nine flowers - translated in Italian as 'sei cani' and 'nove
fiori'. When learning Italian you will see many similarities with
words used in the English language such as 'cani' & 'canine'.
Italian Numbers - Learning
Whatever language you choose to
study, one of the the first basic principles is to learn how to
count. The first step is to learn the English-Italian translation of
Cardinal numbers (that reflect a quantity) and then to learn the
Ordinal numbers (that reflect a position) such as first, second or
third. The articles for each separate number provides a
translation of both the Ordinal and Cardinal numbers.
In respect of
the Ordinal, positioning numbers, they are expressed in a different
format to English ordinal numbers. English ordinal numbers are
expressed with a hyphen such as in twenty-five, whereas in Italian
it is expressed as 'venticinquesimo'. There are distinctive words that
are used for the first 10 ordinal numbers, and the remainder are
formed from the cardinal number by adding "esimo."
In the English language
ordinal numbers are used for dates such as the fourth of July. In
the language of Italy Cardinal numbers are used for calendar dates.
In contrast to English language, for calendar dates Italians do not
use ordinals therefore the fourth of July is said as, "quarto di
luglio" or "quarto luglio".
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Translation of each Cardinal and Ordinal
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the Roman numeric symbols
translation of words from Italy
Numeric symbols used
in Ancient Rome
used in Italy