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Ciao a tutti! Sono Consuelo. Hi everybody! I’m Consuelo.
Welcome back to ItalianPod101.com’s Italiano in tre minuti., The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Italian.
In the last lesson, we learned the numbers from one to ten. Do you remember them? Here I'll tell you again:
Uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei, sette, otto, nove, e....dieci!!
And now let’s continue from eleven.
Undici, eleven.
(One more time, slowly: undici.)
Dodici, twelve.
(One more time, slowly: dodici.)
Tredici, thirteen.
(One more time, slowly: tredici.)
Quattordici, fourteen.
(One more time, slowly: quattordici.)
Quindici, fifteen.
(One more time, slowly: quindici.)
Sedici, sixteen.
(One more time, slowly: sedici.)
Diciassette, seventeen.
(One more time, slowly: diciassette.)
Diciotto, eighteen.
(One more time, slowly: diciotto.)
Diciannove, nineteen.
(One more time, slowly: diciannove.)
And finally we have:
Venti, twenty.
(One more time, slowly: venti.)
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
11 undici
12 dodici
13 tredici
14 quattordici
15 quindici
16 sedici
17 diciassette
18 diciotto
19 diciannove
20 venti
The numbers from undici to venti may seem harder to remember, but please keep in mind that from undici to sedici, the numbers always end in dici, which stands for ten, but from diciassette, seventeen, to twenty, they switch into dicia, like diciotto and, diciannove.
Counting from ten to one hundred is super easy! Now I'll give you the tens:
Trenta, thirty
Quaranta, forty
Cinquanta, fifty
Sessanta, sixty
Settanta, seventy
Ottanta, eighty
Novanta, ninety
Cento, one hundred
We form Italian compound numbers above twenty by simply adding each element in successive order.
So take the tens and simply add the numbers you learned in the previous lesson.
Let’s try it out by forming some of these numbers:
Take the number fifty-six. Fifty is cinquanta, and then add six, sei:
Cinquantasei! It’s done! Isn’t that easy!
Let’s make another number, for instance, ninety-nine.
Take ninety, novanta, and add nine, nove:
Now be sure to pay attention, since the numbers venti, trenta, quaranta, and so on drop their final vowel before uno and otto because they both begin with a vowel.
For example:
Ventuno, venti-uno, ventuno
Or trentotto, trenta-otto, trentotto
After only two lessons, you are now able to count to one hundred in Italian!
Now it’s time for Consuelo’s tips.
If you want to practice your numbers, why don’t you play tombola with your Italian friends? What is tombola? Tombola is the Italian version of bingo!! In the Neapolitan version, each number has a very amusing drawing that represents a character! For example, the number 22 is o pazzo, the fool!
In the next lesson we are going to learn the phrase quanto costa? Do you know what this phrase means? We’ll see this and many other words that may help you while doing shopping!
We'll be waiting wait for you in our next Italiano in tre minuti lesson.
Ciao, alla prossima lezione!!