# Haitian Creole/Numbers

*12 May 2018*. There are 6 pending changes awaiting review.

To understand numbers in Haitian Creole, it is helpful to know French (but not necessary) because they are all derived from that language. The Haitian Creole numbers are mostly phonetic representations of how the same numbers are pronounced in French (changed according to a few rules), so if you know some rules regarding French pronunciation, you will understand Haitian Creole numbers more readily.

## Zero to tenEdit

# | Haitian Creole |
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0 | zewo |

1 | en |

2 | de |

3 | twa |

4 | kat |

5 | senk |

6 | sis |

7 | sèt |

8 | uit |

9 | nèf |

10 | dis |

## Eleven to nineteenEdit

# | Haitian Creole |
---|---|

11 | onz |

12 | douz |

13 | trèz |

14 | katòz |

15 | kenz |

16 | sèz |

17 | disèt |

18 | dizwit |

19 | disnèf |

One way to help you remember these numbers is that they all have "z" in them except 17,18,and 19

## Twenty to twenty-nineEdit

Twenty is *ven*. For the rest, you take either *vent-* or *ven-* and add the units number. Use *vent-* for 1, 8 and 9. The only units number that is different from before is 1, which is *eyen* instead of *en* (which comes from French *et-un*, "and-one").

# | Haitian Creole |
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20 | ven |

21 | venteyen |

22 | vende |

23 | ventwa |

24 | venkat |

25 | vensenk |

26 | vensis |

27 | vensèt |

28 | ventwit |

29 | vennèf |

## Thirty to sixty-nineEdit

These are all similar to the twenties, where "ven" (20) is the only irregularity.

# | Haitian Creole | # | Haitian Creole | # | Haitian Creole | # | Haitian Creole |
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30 | trant | 40 | karant | 50 | senkant | 60 | swasant |

31 | tranteyen | 41 | karanteyen | 51 | senkanteyen | 61 | swasanteyen |

32 | trande | 42 | karande | 52 | senkande | 62 | swasande |

33 | trantwa | 43 | karantwa | 53 | senkantwa | 63 | swasantwa |

34 | trankat | 44 | karankat | 54 | senkankat | 64 | swasankat |

35 | transenk | 45 | karansenk | 55 | senkansenk | 65 | swasansenk |

36 | transis | 46 | karansis | 56 | senkansis | 66 | swasansis |

37 | transèt | 47 | karansèt | 57 | senkansèt | 67 | swasansèt |

38 | trantwit | 48 | karantwit | 58 | senkantwit | 68 | swasantwit |

39 | trannèf | 49 | karannèf | 59 | senkannèf | 69 | swasannèf |

## Seventy to seventy-nineEdit

These are irregular. You take the word for "sixty" (*swasant*) and add the numbers 10–19 as though it were "sixty-ten" for "seventy". This is also derived from French. Note that where in French you would say *soixante-et-onze* (71), you say *swasanonz*, and not **swasanteyonz*.

# | Haitian Creole |
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70 | swasandis |

71 | swasanonz |

72 | swasandouz |

73 | swasantrèz |

74 | swasankatòz |

75 | swasankenz |

76 | swasansèz |

77 | swasandisèt |

78 | swasandizwit |

79 | swasandisnèf |

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