Portuguese numbers can be very difficult to follow so this converter makes it easy. When writing numbers in Portuguese its easy to "cheat" and use digit (Arabic) numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) instead of writing the numbers out in full (um, dois, três, quatro, cinco). But with this covnerter, you'll be able to confidently use the correct Portuguese word numbers.

Portuguese word numbers can be difficult to understand, but the do follow the same pattern as English word numbers. Something that must be noted is that one and two can be masculine or feminine. (um/uma or dois/duas), as a default you should use um and dois, but when counting objects, the number will change depending on the noun (e.g. um carro/uma casa = one carro/one house or dois carros/duas casas). It's also worth noting that "um/uma" means "a" as well as "one" (so "a car" is the same as "one car" = um carro).

Numbers sixteen and nineteen are constructed as ten plus the number, with either an "e" or an "a" in the middle. So sixteen is dezesseis / dezasseis. Whether you use e or a depends on whether you are using Brazilian Portuguese (dezEsseis) or European Portuguese (dezAsseis). Eighteen is an exception as it is simply dezoito in both varations. Please note that this converter uses the Brazilian spelling.

From twenty onwards Portuguese word numbers are quite simple. Twenty and thirty are vinte and trinta but after forty the multiples of ten all end in -enta (quarenta, cinquenta, sessenta and so on). To make a number like 32, you just write out "thirty and two" (trinta e dois/duas). Remember that these Portuguese word numbers consist of three seperate words. This is the case for every number up to one hundred. Once again, be aware that one and two have masculine and feminine forms when counting objects (e.g. trinta e dois cavalos / trinta e duas vacas = 32 horses / 32 cows).

It's a great way to test a learner's knowledge of Portuguese numbers and how they are written. This converter works for huge numbers too!

To use this converter, simply type in the Portuguese word number you want to convert into the text box below and hit the 'Convert' button. The converter will do the rest!


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