Italian For Dummies
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Be sure to know your numbers in Italian. In Italian-speaking areas, you'll be dealing with numbers for transportation, while shopping, and when dining. Use this chart to get a good start with learning Italian numbers:

Counting in Italian
zero dzeh-roh 0
uno ooh-noh 1
due dooh-eh 2
tre treh 3
quattro kwaht-troh 4
cinque cheen-kweh 5
sei sey 6
sette seht-teh 7
otto oht-toh 8
nove noh-veh 9
dieci dyeh-chee 10
undici oohn-dee-chee 11
dodici doh-dee-chee 12
tredici treh-dee-chee 13
quattordici kwaht-tohr-dee-chee 14
quindici kween-dee-chee 15
sedici sey-dee-chee 16
diciassette dee-chahs-seht-teh 17
diciotto dee-choht-toh 18
diciannove dee-chahn-noh-veh 19
venti vehn-tee 20
ventuno vehn-tooh-noh 21
ventidue vehn-tee-dooh-eh 22
trenta trehn-tah 30
quaranta kwah-rahn-tah 40
cinquanta cheen-kwahn-tah 50
sessanta sehs-sahn-tah 60
settanta seht-tahn-tah 70
ottanta oht-tahn-tah 80
novanta noh-vahn-tah 90
cento chehn-toh 100
cinquecento cheen-kweh-chehn-toh 500
mille meel-leh 1,000
duemila dooh-eh-mee-lah 2,000
un milione oohn mee-lyoh-neh 1,000,000
due milioni dooh-eh mee-lyoh-nee 2,000,000
un miliardo oohn mee-lyahr-doh 1,000,000,000

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Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Francesca Romana Onofri and Karen Antje Moller are veteran language teachers. Teresa L. Picarazzi, PhD, teaches Italian at The Hopkins School and has lived and worked in Cortona, Florence, Ravenna, Siena, and Urbino.

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