## Learning Greek NumbersEasy as...

### One Two Three - Ena, Dio, Tria… Well Almost!

Greek numbers, learn the easy way. The best way I have found to learn them, is just to focus on just a few at a time. Practice as much as possible.

When you feel confident that you know the first few, learn a few more. Just treat it like learning the alphabet, one step at a time. Or as they say in Cyprus - Seega, Seega, which is greek for - slowly, slowly.

I have included a video so you can hear how they are pronounced and you can learn how to say them.

Side Note. The D - Δ in Dio – meaning two, is pronounced th as in mother

Learning to speak greek can be easy if you make it fun

Greek Numbers Ena-Deka, 1-10
1 = Ena 2 = Dio 3 = Tria 4 = Tessera 5 = Pente
6 = Exi 7 = Efta 8 = Okto 9 = Enia 10 = Deka

Endeka-Ikossi, 11-20
11 = Endeka 12 = Dodeka 13 = Deka Tria 14 = Deka Tessera 15 = Deka Pente
16 = Deka Exi 17 = Deka Efta 18 = Deka Okto 19 = Deka Enia 20 = Ikosi

You may notice, the greek number for 10 is Deka and the greek numbers for 1 – 9 follow Deka.

It’s similar once you get passed 20 – Ikosi. So 21 is Ikosi+ena 31, 41 and so on.

It is basically the same system as English numerals. The single figures are from 1-9.

Below is a list of the greek numbers for 30, 40, 50 and so on.

Remember that all you need to add for 31-39, 41-49, 51-59 and upwards, is the single numerals.

Trianda to Eneninda 30-90
30 = Trianda 40 = Saranda 50 = Peninda 60 = Exinda
70 = Evdominda 80 = Ogdonda 90 = Eneninda

Watch and listen to this helpful Video

Numbers 100-1000 - endeka to 100 - Ekato
100 = Ekato 200 = Diakosia 300 = Triakosia 400 = Tetrakosia
500 = Pendakosia 600 = Exakosia 700 = Eftakosia 800 = Oktakosia 900 = Eniakosia 1,000 = Chilia

I hope you find the above helps you with your learning.

If you haven’t already done so, take a look at the greek alphabet page or learn some phrases here.

If you don’t know which greek books will best suit your needs, here are my favourites for a beginner. A few have CDs included which are handy to carry around with you. I play them in the car and at home.

You can learn faster if you make it fun. Enjoy!

Go to Greek Alphabet Page

Learn Some Greek Phrases

Top of Greek Numbers Page

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