How To Count To 100 In Portuguese

Learning how to count to 100 in Portuguese is as easy as um, dois, três. Plus another 97 Portuguese numbers after that, of course.
November 13, 2018
How To Count To 100 In Portuguese

When you’re writing in a new language, you can get around numbers pretty easily by just writing numerals. But when you’re speaking aloud, you don’t have the luxury of that (and once you get past 10, your fingers won’t help much either). Thus, learning how to count to 100 in Portuguese is a pretty helpful thing to master when you’re learning the basics of the language.

Rather than just list out all the numbers, however, we’ll give you the building blocks of numbers and then how to put them together. Learning exactly how they work will be far more helpful than trying to just go one by one, anyway. First we’ll give you the first 20 numbers — we would do just the first 10, but the “teens” in Portuguese, like most European languages, tend to not follow a simple formula. In English, for example, ten-one would make more sense than “eleven,” but it’s too late to change it now. After that, we’ll give you the rest of the numbers and show you how to put them together. It’s easy!

Counting From Zero To Twenty In Portuguese

zero — zero

one — um

two — dois

three — três

four — quatro

five — cinco

six — seis

seven — sete

eight — oito

nine — nove

ten — dez

eleven — onze

twelve — doze

thirteen — treze

fourteen — quatorze

fifteen — quinze

sixteen — dezesseis

seventeen — dezessete

eighteen — dezoito

nineteen — dezenove

twenty — vinte

The Rest Of The Tens In Portuguese

thirty — trinta

forty — quarenta

fifty — cinquenta

sixty — sessenta

seventy — setenta

eighty — oitenta

ninety — noventa

one hundred — cem

Putting It All Together

Portuguese is perhaps one of the easiest languages for making numbers. All you have to do is combine numbers with e, which is Portuguese for “and.” Thus, 21 is vinte e um, 88 is oitenta e oito and on and on. This pattern continues even into the hundreds (though cem becomes cento), so 134 is cento e trinta e quatro. Once you’ve mastered the numbers shown here, there’s not much else to it. Happy counting!

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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