Learn Polish Numbers

The last few posts have explained how to, greet someone, introduce yourself and ask and answer ‘Where are you from?’ and ‘Where do you live?’ in the Polish language, as well as talk a little about things you love to do.

A natural next step in a conversation might be to ask someone’s age, but before doing that, we’ll need to learn Polish numbers. The table below gives you everything you need to count to 100. Note that forming, say, 37 is as easy as putting 30 and 7 together to make trzydzieści siedem.

0 zero 10 dziesięć 20 dwadzieścia
1 jeden 11 jedenaście 30 trzydzieści
2 dwa 12 dwanaście 40 czterdzieści
3 trzy 13 trzynaście 50 pięćdziesiąt
4 cztery 14 czternaście 60 sześćdziesiąt
5 pięć 15 piętnaście 70 siedemdziesiąt
6 sześć 16 szesnaście 80 osiemdziesiąt
7 siedem 17 siedemnaście 90 dziewięćdziesiąt
8 osiem 18 osiemnaście 100 sto
9 dziewięć 19 dziewiętnaście

 

The video below will help with the pronunciation of 1-10.

The two words most commonly confused when trying to learn Polish numbers are dziewięć (9) and dziesięć (10). Try to remember that all of the ‘tens’ – 10,20,30 etc. up to 90 all have a ś / si sound in them, just like 10.

Another thing to note is that when counting or numbering things in a series, the word raz (once) is often used instead of jeden.
 


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