Counting to 100 in Greek

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One of the best skills you can have in the Greek language is knowing the numbers. Especially while in Greece, you will encounter numbers on a regular basis, such as when telling the time, making purchases, and reading signs.

In a previous article, we talked about the numbers from 1-19. Here’s a quick review:

  • One – ένα – ena
  • Two – δύο – thio (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Three – τρία – tria
  • Four – τέσσερα – tessera
  • Five – πέντε – pendi
  • Six – έξι – exi
  • Seven – εφτά – efta
  • Eight – οχτώ – ochto
  • Nine – εννιά – ennea
  • Ten – δέκα – theka (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Eleven – έντεκα – endeka
  • Twelve – δώδεκα – thotheka (th pronounced like “the”))
  • Thirteen – δεκατρία – thekatria (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Fourteen – δεκατέσσερα – thekatria (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Fifteen – δεκαπέντε – thekapende (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Sixteen – δεκαέξι – thekaexi (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Seventeen – δεκαεπτά – thekaepta (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Eighteen – δεκαοχτώ – thekaochto (th pronounced like “the”)
  • Nineteen – δεκαεννέα – thekaennea (th pronounced like “the”)

Numbers from 20 to 100

Once you get past the number “19” in Greek, there is a pattern to counting. Once you know the pattern, it makes things a lot easier. You already know the words in Greek for 1 through 9. All you need to do is know the numbers for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

  • Twenty – είκοσι – ikosi
  • Thirty – τριάντα – trianda
  • Forty – σαράντα – saranda
  • Fifty – πενήντα – peninda
  • Sixty – εξήντα – exinda
  • Seventy – εβδομήντα – evthoninda
  • Eighty – ογδόντα – ogthonda
  • Ninety  – ενενήντα – eneninda
  • One Hundred – εκατό – ekato

There is a pattern to counting and saying numbers like 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and so on. Here’s a look:

  • 21 – είκοσι ένα – ikosi ena
  • 22 – είκοσι δύο – ikosi thio
  • 23 – είκοσι τρία – ikosi tria
  • 24 – είκοσι τέσσερα – ikosi tessera
  • 25 – είκοσι πέντε – ikosi pendi
  • 26 – είκοσι έξι – ikosi exi
  • 27 – είκοσι εφτά – ikosi efta
  • 28 – είκοσι οχτώ – ikosi okto
  • 29 – είκοσι εννιά – ikosi – ennia
  • 30 – τριάντα – trianda
  • 31 – τριάντα ένα – trianda ena
  • 60 – εξήντα – exinda
  • 61  – εξήντα ένα – exinda ena
  • 100 – εκατό – ekato

The numbers follow this same pattern all the way up and through 100. You don’t necessarily need to memorize all these numbers, but you at least need to have exposure to them. Take a minute to count from one to one hundred. You can also write the numbers down using the Greek words and letters. Remember that it is simply enough to be aware that these words exist. As you work your way through the Greek language, you will naturally memorize them the more you are exposed to them.


The Learn Greek section on GreekBoston.com was written by Greeks to help people understand the conversational basics of the Greek language. This article is not a substitute for a professional Greek learning program, but a helpful resource for people wanting to learn simple communication in Greek.

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