Numbers in Italian: A Quick Tour.
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  Here are the numbers from zero to ten.
  Number Name Pronunciation
0 zero tsay-roh
1 uno oo-noh
2 due doo-ay
3 tre tray
4 quattro kwaht-troh
5 cinque cheen-kway
6 sei say-ee
7 sette seht-tay
8 otto oht-toh
9 nove noh-vay
10 dieci dee-ay-chee
  From eleven to nineteen, the form "dici" (10) is combined with the unit numbers.
  Number Name Pronunciation
11 undici oon-dee-chee
12 dodici doh-dee-chee
13 tredici tray-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwaht-tohr-dee-chee
15 quindici kween-dee-chee
16 sedici say-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chah-seht-tay
18 diciotto dee-choh-toh
19 dicianove dee-chah-noh-vay
  Starting with twenty, the tens are expressed this way.
  Number Name Pronunciation
20 venti vehn-tee
30 trenta trehn-tah
40 quaranta kwah-rahn-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-kwahn-tah
60 sessanta sehs-sahn-tah
70 settanta seht-tahn-tah
80 ottanta oht-tahn-tah
90 novanta noh-vahn-tah
  Any combination of tens and units is formed by adding a unit to a ten like so.
  Number Name Pronunciation
25 venticinque vehn-tee-cheen-kway
22 ventidue vehn-tee-doo-ay
34 trentaquattro trehn-tah-kwaht-troh
36 trentasei trehn-tah-say-ee
37 trentasette trehn-tah-seht-tay
82 ottantadue oht-tahn-tah-doo-ay
  Note: when a unit begins with a vowel (namely uno and otto), drop the last vowel of the ten when adding the unit:
21 ventuno vehn-too-noh
38 trentotto trehn-toht-toh
  The hundreds are expressed as compounds of due, tre, etc., plus the ending cento.
  Number Name Pronunciation
100 cento chehn-toh
200 duecento doo-ay-chehn-toh
300 trecento tray-chehn-toh
400 quattrocento kwaht-troh-chehn-toh
500 cinquecento cheen-kway-chehn-toh
600 seicento say-ee-chehn-toh
700 settecento seht-tay-chehn-toh
800 ottocento oht-toh-chehn-toh
900 novecento noh-vay-chehn-toh
  The number 1000 is expressed as mille, but when used as a suffix (at the end of a compound) it becomes mila.
Number Name Pronunciation
1000 mille meel-lay
2.000 duemila doo-ay-mee-lah
3.000 tremila tray-mee-lah
87.000 ottantasettemila oht-tahn-tah-seht-tay-mee-lah
Note: Europeans prefer to use a period instead of a comma to punctuate long numbers: 96.500 instead of 96,500.
A million is un milione (oon mee-lee-oh-nay), and a billion un miliardo (oon mee-lee-ahr-doh). Their plurals (millions and billions) are milioni (mee-lee-oh-nee) and miliardi (mee-lee-ahr-dee). Hopefully you won't have much use for numbers like these while shopping in Rome!
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