Numbers index

Words for numbers

Words for numbers --- English --- French and German --- Songs --- Counting sheep

To do calculations with numbers, you use the numerals, such as 1, 2, 3, or I, II, III. But when you talk about numbers, you use words: one, two, three. Our number words come from the Anglo-Saxons, who came to Britain in about the 6th century AD. We still use them, of course. Click here for a website giving the numbers from one to ten in over 5000 languages.