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Numbers

We're going to learn how to count in Russian. If we know the numbers, we'll be able to count, tell prices, the time, dates,... Here you have the chance not only to read them, but to also watch them on video or listen to them as much as you want. Repeat each number out loud and learn to count at least up to 10. Little by little you'll be remembering the numbers and in no time you'll reach 100 (and more).

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Del 0 al 10

From 0 to 10

Here you have the numbers in Russian from zero to ten. Like in English, with these numbers you'll build the rest. Listen carefully to the recordings and repeat each number out loud to help you memorize them:

но́ль
nol
zero

оди́н
a-dín
one

два
dva
two

три
tri
three

четы́ре
chye-tý-rye
four

пять
pyat
five

шесть
shest
six

семь
syem
seven

во́семь
vó-syem
eight

де́вять
dyé-vyet
nine

де́сять
dyé-syet
ten

From 11 to 19

From 11 to 19

The numbers in Russian from 11 to 19 are very easy to remember. Basically, you'll have to say: number + надцать. It's like in English: number + teen. So, if you know how to count up to ten, you can build the rest up to 19 very easily:

оди́ннадцать
a-dí-na-tset
eleven

двена́дцать
dvye-ná-tset
twelve

трина́дцать
tri-ná-tset
thirteen

четы́рнадцать
chye-týr-na-tset
fourteen

пятна́дцать
pyet-ná-tset
fifteen

шестна́дцать
shes-ná-tset
sixteen

семна́дцать
syem-ná-tset
seventeen

восемна́дцать
va-syem-ná-tset
eighteen

девятна́дцать
dye-vyet-ná-tset
nineteen

From 10 to 100

From 10 to 100

Now we're going to learn the tens (10, 20, 30,...). As we'll see below, once you know the tens and the units (1, 2, 3,...) you won't have any problem to say any number in Russian from zero to one hundred:

де́сять
dyé-syet
ten

два́дцать
dvá-tset
twenty

три́дцать
trí-tset
thirty

со́рок
só-rak
forty

пятьдеся́т
pyet-dye-syát
fifty

шестьдеся́т
shes-dye-syát
sixty

се́мьдесят
syém-dye-syat
seventy

во́семьдесят
vó-syem-dye-syat
eighty

девяно́сто
dye-vye-nós-ta
ninety

сто́
sto
one hundred

From 100 to 1000

From 100 to 1000

Now it's the time for the hundreds (100, 200, 200,...). Pay attention to the audio and you'll see that the word "hundred" has three different forms: one for 100, another one for 200 to 400 and, finally, a form for the rest of hundreds:

сто
sto
one hundred

две́сти
dvyé-sti
two hundred

три́ста
trí-sta
three hundred

четы́реста
chye-tý-rye-sta
four hundred

пятьсо́т
pyet-sót
five hundred

шестьсо́т
shes-sót
six hundred

семьсо́т
syem-sót
seven hundred

восемьсо́т
va-syem-sót
eight hundred

девятьсо́т
dye-vyet-sót
nine hundred

ты́сяча
tý-sya-cha
one thousand

миллио́н
mi-li-ón
one million

How to count up to 1000

How to count up to 1000

As you will see below, counting up to a thousand in Russian is very simple. You just have to put one number next to the other. For example, to read 765 we just have to say the words corresponding to 700, 60 and 5, without adding anything else:

три́дцать четы́ре
trí-tset chye-tý-rye
thirty-four

сто́ шесть
sto shést
One hundred and six

две́сти девятна́дцать
dvyé-sti dye-vyet-ná-tset
two hundred and nineteen

семьсо́т ше́стьдесят пять
syem-sót shes-dye-syát pyat
seven hundred and sixty-five

восемьсо́т восемьдесят
va-syem-sót vó-syem-dye-syat
eight hundred and eighty

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