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Numbers in Icelandic

How to count in Icelandic (Íslenska), a Northern Germanic language spoken mainly in Iceland.

Key to abbreviations: m = masculine, f = feminine, n = neuter

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 núll  
1 einn (m), ein (f), eitt (n) fyrsti (m) fyrsta (f/n)
2 tveir (m), tvær (f), tvö (n) annar (m), önnur (f), annað (n)
3 þrír (m), þrjár (f), þrjú (n) þriðji (m), þriðja (f/n)
4 fjórir (m), fjórar (f), fjögur (n) fjórði (m), fjórða (f/n)
5 fimm fimmti (m), fimmta (f/n)
6 sex sjötti (m), sjötta (f/n)
7 sjö sjöundi (m), sjöunda (f/n)
8 átta áttundi (m), áttunda (f/n)
9 níu níundi (m), níunda (f/n)
10 tíu tíundi (m), tíunda (f/n)
11 ellefu ellefti (m), ellefta (f/n)
12 tólf tólfti (m), tólfta (f/n)
13 þrettán þrettándi (m), þrettánda (f/n)
14 fjórtán fjórtándi (m), fjórtánda (f/n)
15 fimmtán fimmtándi (m), fimmtánda (f/n)
16 sextán sextándi (m), sextánda (f/n)
17 sautján sautjándi (m), sautjánda (f/n)
18 átján átjándi (m), átjánda (f/n)
19 nítján nítjándi (m), nítjánda (f/n)
20 tuttugu tuttugasti (m), tuttugasta (f/n)
21 tuttugu og einn tuttugasti og fyrsti (m)
tuttugasta og fyrsta (f/n)
22 tuttugu og tveir tuttugasti og annar (m)
tuttugasta og önnur (f)
tuttugasta og annað (n)
23 tuttugu og þrír tuttugasti og þriðji (m)
tuttugasta og þriðja (f/n)
24 tuttugu og fjórir  
25 tuttugu og fimm  
26 tuttugu og sex  
27 tuttugu og sjö  
28 tuttugu og átta  
29 tuttugu og níu  
30 þrjátíu þrítugasti (m), þrítugasta (f/n)
40 fjörutíu fertugasti (m), fertugasta (f/n)
50 fimmtíu fimmtugasti (m), fimmtugasta (f/n)
60 sextíu sextugasti (m), sextugasta (f/n)
70 sjötíu sjötugasti (m), sjötugasta (f/n)
80 áttatíu áttugasti (m), áttugasta (f/n)
90 níutíu níutugasti (m), níutugasta (f/n)
100 hundrað hundraðasti (m)
hundraðasta (f/n)
200 tvö hundruð tvöhundraðasti (m)
tvöhundraðasta (f/n)
300 þrjú hundruð þrjúhundraðasti (m)
þrjúhundraðasta (f/n)
1,000 (eitt) þúsund þúsundasti (m)
þúsundasta (f/n)
100,000 hundrað þúsund hundrað þúsundasti
1,000,000 milljón milljónasti
1,000,000,000 miljarður / milljarður þúsund milljónasti
1,000,000,000,000 billjón billjónasti
half hálfur  
third þriðji  
quarter fjórðungur  
once einu sinn  
twice tvisvar  

Corrections by Stefán Steinsson

Links

Information about counting in Icelandic
http://mylanguages.org/icelandic_numbers.php
http://www.101languages.net/icelandic/numbers.html
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Icelandic/Numbers
http://learn101.org/icelandic_numbers.php
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_good_word/2013/07/cultural_differences_in_counting_numbers_and_math_icelandic_numbers_and.html

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