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Numbers have a wide range of uses from counting, specifying how much something costs, identifying how much of something there is, specifying dates, and so forth. Listed below are basic examples of numbers in both plain and spoken Finnish.

Cardinal numbers

Cardinal numbers are used for counting or when indicating quantity.

Read more about cardinal numbers.

Ordinal numbers

Ordinal numbers are a way to designate the place an object occupies in an ordered sequence, such as first, second, third, along with primary, secondary and tertiary.

Read more about ordinal numbers.

Fractional numbers

Fractional numbers, or simply fractions, are a way to represent parts of a whole. Fractions consist of two numbers: a numerator and a denominator. The denominator denotes the total number of equal parts into which something is divided while the numerator denotes the equal parts being considered.

Read more about fractional numbers.

Multiplicative numbers

Multiplicative numbers represent repetition by indicating how many multiples of something are occurring or are in occurrence.

Read more about multiplicative numbers.

Range between numbers

The way to explain when something begins and ends using numerical values.

Read more about range between numbers.

Names of the numbers

While not something that English has an exact counterpart to aside from a five-dollar bill being colloquially known as a “fiver” or the number 9 being known as “niner” in radio communications, Finnish has names for the numbers themselves.

Read more about the names of the numbers.