How to Say Ordinal Numbers
Beginner Lesson- You will learn how to say ordinal numbers such as first, second, third, etc. in Haitian Creole
- Please see our lesson on counting numbers in Haitian Creole if you haven't done so already.
- Here are the patterns you need to pay attention to:
- 1. The first ordinal number premye occurs only once and does not repeat in patterns.
- Every first number after that end as -entyèm.
- 2. Second through ninth repeats in patterns (except in the 70s and 90s).
- 3. 10th through 19th only repeats in the 70s and 90s.
- 4. Every tenth number ends as -tyèm (except for 70^{th} and 90^{th}).
What You Will Learn
1 - Saying the 'First' Ordinal Number
- 1. Premye is the Creole ordinal number for first. It occurs only once.
- 2. Every first ordinal number from 21st and on such as 31st , 41st and 51st end as -entyèm.
- 3. The only exceptions are 71st and 91st. They end as -onzyèm.
Key Points
2 - Saying Second Through Ninth
- 1. Ordinal numbers second through ninth repeats in patterns.
- 2. The only times they don't repeat are are 10-19th, 70-79th, and 90-99th.
Key Points
3 - 10th through 19th Pattern
- 1. 10th to 19th repeats from 70th to 79th and from 90th to 99th.
Key Points
4 - Every Tenth Number
- 1. Every tenth number from 20th and up ends as -tyèm.
- 2. The only exceptions to this are 70th and 90th.
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