Numbers and Math 1
Numbers and Math 1
Numbers one to five

The number one (bat) is treated as an adjective, and goes to the right, and as takes grammatical suffixes.

Mutil baten liburua da. It is one boy's book.


The rest of the numbers go the the left and are not changed.

Bi gizon daude. There are two men.

(note that gizon is in the Indefinite form)

Zenbat
 Zenbat (how many, how much) is used to make questions about quantity.
Verbs

When discussing math, the verb IZAN (da/dira) is used, as this is always true.

Zenbat da sei gehi bi. How much is six plus two.

Hamar ken bederatzi bat da. Ten minus nine is one.

Sei gehi lau, hamar dira. Six plus four are ten.

Sei behi eta lau txerri hamar animalia dira. Six cows and four pigs are ten animals.


When discussing quantity (how many or there are), EGON (dago, daude) is used.

Zenbat gizon daude? How many men are there?

Mutiko bat dago etxean. One boy is in the house.

Sei behi daude. There are six cows.

Vocabulary Numbers and Math 1
 zero: zero
 bat: one
 bi: two
 hiru: three
 lau: four
 bost: five
 euro: euro
 zenbat: How much/many?