061 – Russian ordinal numbers (first, second, third etc.) from 1 to 10

In our previous lesson we have already covered counting in Russian, as well as Russian numbers from 1 to 10 and from 11 to 20. Today we’ll learn Russian ordinal numbers (i.e. first, second, third etc.)

In Russian, as in English and many other languages, the ordinal numbers look differently than the cardinal ones.

Listen to the audio and repeat after it:

1 – один – пе́рвый
2 – два – второ́й
3 – три – тре́тий
4 – четы́ре – четвёртый
5 – пять – пя́тый
6 – шесть – шесто́й
7 – семь – седьмо́й
8 – во́семь – восьмо́й
9 – де́вять – девя́тый
10 – де́сять – деся́тый

Used with nouns, Russian ordinal numbers change the same way as Russian adjectives do, by gender, number, and case. For example:

пе́рвый эта́ж – the first floor
втора́я попы́тка – the second try
тре́тье ме́сто – the third place
четвёртая маши́на спра́ва – the fourth car on the right side
пя́тое окно́ сле́ва – the fifth window on the let side

Practice Russian ordinal numbers and the phrases of the lesson with the audio track.

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Comment on “061 – Russian ordinal numbers (first, second, third etc.) from 1 to 10”

  1. ssentamu joseph says:

    i would like to learn russian

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