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The Number System of Danish


This page is based on Danish Grammar, Danish Grammmar in English, and "Kazu No Minzokushi" by Masao Uchibayashi, published by Yasaka Shobô.

The Number System of Danish is interesting because it contains fractions.

NumberReadingMeaning
0nul0
1en1
2to2
3tre3
4fire4
5fem5
6seks6
7syv7
8otte8
9ni9
10ti10
11elleve11
12tolv12
13tretten13
14fjorten14
15femten15
16seksten16
17sytten17
18atten18
19nitten19
20tyve20
21enogtyve1 and 20
22toogtyve2 and 20
23treogtyve3 and 20
24fireogtyve4 and 20
25femogtyve5 and 20
26seksogtyve6 and 20
27syvogtyve7 and 20
28otteogtyve8 and 20
29niogtyve9 and 20
30tredive30
31enogtredive1 and 30
32toogtredive2 and 30
33treogtredive3 and 30
34fireogtredive4 and 30
35femogtredive5 and 30
36seksogtredive6 and 30
37syvogtredive7 and 30
38otteogtredive8 and 30
39niogtredive9 and 30
40fyrre40
41enogfyrre1 and 40
42toogfyrre2 and 40
43treogfyrre3 and 40
44fireogfyrre4 and 40
45femogfyrre5 and 40
46seksogfyrre6 and 40
47syvogfyrre7 and 40
48otteogfyrre8 and 40
49niogfyrre9 and 40
50halvtreds*2½ times 20
51enoghalvtreds*1 and (2½ times 20)
52tooghalvtreds*2 and (2½ times 20)
53treoghalvtreds*3 and (2½ times 20)
54fireoghalvtreds*4 and (2½ times 20)
55femoghalvtreds*5 and (2½ times 20)
56seksoghalvtreds*6 and (2½ times 20)
57syvoghalvtreds*7 and (2½ times 20)
58otteoghalvtreds*8 and (2½ times 20)
59nioghalvtreds*9 and (2½ times 20)
60tres*3 times 20
61enogtres*1 and (3 times 20)
62toogtres*2 and (3 times 20)
63treogtres*3 and (3 times 20)
64fireogtres*4 and (3 times 20)
65femogtres*5 and (3 times 20)
66seksogtres*6 and (3 times 20)
67syvogtres*7 and (3 times 20)
68otteogtres*8 and (3 times 20)
69niogtres*9 and (3 times 20)
70halvfjerds*3½ times 20
71enoghalvfjerds*1 and (3½ times 20)
72tooghalvfjerds*2 and (3½ times 20)
73treoghalvfjerds*3 and (3½ times 20)
74fireoghalvfjerds*4 and (3½ times 20)
75femoghalvfjerds*5 and (3½ times 20)
76seksoghalvfjerds*6 and (3½ times 20)
77syvoghalvfjerds*7 and (3½ times 20)
78otteoghalvfjerds*8 and (3½ times 20)
79nioghalvfjerds*9 and (3½ times 20)
80firs*4 times 20
81enogfirs*1 and (4 times 20)
82toogfirs*2 and (4 times 20)
83treogfirs*3 and (4 times 20)
84fireogfirs*4 and (4 times 20)
85femogfirs*5 and (4 times 20)
86seksogfirs*6 and (4 times 20)
87syvogfirs*7 and (4 times 20)
88otteogfirs*8 and (4 times 20)
89niogfirs*9 and (4 times 20)
90halvfems*4½ times 20
91enoghalvfems*1 and (4½ times 20)
92tooghalvfems*2 and (4½ times 20)
93treoghalvfems*3 and (4½ times 20)
94fireoghalvfems*4 and (4½ times 20)
95femoghalvfems*5 and (4½ times 20)
96seksoghalvfems*6 and (4½ times 20)
97syvoghalvfems*7 and (4½ times 20)
98otteoghalvfems*8 and (4½ times 20)
99nioghalvfems*9 and (4½ times 20)
100hundrede100

* These words are abbreviations. See the table below.

NumberOriginalAbbreviationMeaning
50halvtredsindstyvehalvtreds
halvtredsindstyve
½3rdtimes20
(3rd ½ = 2½)
60tresindstyvetres
tresindstyve
3times20
70halvfjerdsindstyvehalvfjerds
halvfjerdsindstyve
½4thtimes20
(4th ½ = 3½)
80firsindstyvefirs
firsindstyve
4times20
90halvfemsindstyvehalvfems
halvfemsindstyve
½5thtimes20
(5th ½ = 4½)

Note:
1st ½ = ½
2nd ½ = 1½
3rd ½ = 2½
and so on.


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