Numerals – Suffixes -os, -as, -es, -ös and Decimal


NUMBERS WITH -OS, -AS, -ES, -ÖS

Hungarian numbers can take the suffixes -os, -as, -es, -ös.

Question word: Hányas? – What number?

Hányast kaptál? –Kettest.
What mark did you get? –D.

A hármas számú versenyző győzött.
The winner is contestant no. 3.

Distributive numbers can only be formed after fitting numbers with -os, -es, -ös: négyesével. Multiplicative numbers can be extended with these suffixes, giving numbers an adjectival sense or used to refer to a number itself:

hatszoros győztes        
six time winner 

Háromszoros hurrá a királynak!”
Three hurrahs for the king!’

ötös lottó
Hungarian lottery with five numbers to hit

ötös bankjegy – fiver
a kettes szám – no. two
a hetes szám – no. seven

Kérem, fáradjon a nyolcas ablakhoz!
Please go to window no. 8.

DECIMAL NUMBERS

Hungarian decimal numbers are written with a comma (vessző) instead of a point. When saying them, you use the word egész! Besides, you don’t just say the numbers one after the other. You have to refer them in a specific way.

1,9 egy egész kilenctized
3,56 három egész ötvenhatszázad
8,123 nyolc egész százhuszonháromezred

1.9 one point nine
3.56 three point five six
8.123 eight point one two three

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