Introduction: How to Count to Ten in 3 Different Languages.

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I will show you how to count to ten in Polish, French, and Spanish. I added awesome pictures of the country's flag.

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Step 1: Polish

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1 = Jeden (Yed-en)
2 = Dwa (dva)
3 = Trzy
4 = Cztery (Shtuh-dee) chtu-dy (make a slight r sound after uh ))
5 = piec (pi-airsh ( the sh sounds like measure))
6 = szesc (Shysht)
7 = Siedem (sheh-dem)
8 = Osiem (osh-em)
9 = dziewiec (jyev-enge (hint: sounds kind of like English seven))
10 = dziesiec (Jish-inj)

For better polish lessons go to:

The youtube account is not me, so I give all the credit to him. I even learned the numbers from him. I have only seen about 5/44 of his Polish lesson videos.

Step 2: French

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1= Un (Spelled the way it sounds)
2= Deux (Doo)
3= trois (Twa)
4= quatre(Quatch-ra)
5= cinq (Senk)
6= six (Seese)
7= sept (Set)
8= huit (Weet)
9= Neuf (Noof)
10= dix (Deese)

Step 3: Spanish

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1= uno (Ooh-no)
2= Dos (Dohss)
3= Tres(Tress)Roll your r)
4= Cuatro( Quatch-ro) Roll your "T" and "R"))
5= Cinco(Sink-Oh)
6= Seis(See-Ess)
7= Siete(See-ent-ay)
8= Ocho(Och-oh)
9= nueve(Noo-ev-ay)
10= diez (Dee-ess)

Depending on how many people like this, I might make more.


acthompson (author)2010-10-31

for 5 it is easier to think of sank, 8 as wheat, and 9 as nerf

AuroraJ2 (author)acthompson2017-03-26

Q: There are two cats, trying to cross a river. 123-cat, and unduertwoi-cat. They both swim, but only 123-cat emerges. What happened?

A: Undeurtwoi-cat sank. (Say it aloud and it makes more sense)

I love France (author)2016-12-28

How do u pronounce 4 in French

AuroraJ2 (author)I love France 2017-03-26

You'd pronounce it 'caht' like cat, but kinda like 'cot'.. in the middle.

Viquezug (author)2013-12-06

It would be a lot more easy to understand the pronunciation if you used the IPA.

bperán (author)2011-11-09

En realidad se pronuncia exactamente igual a como se escribe. Eso, con todos mis respetos, solo hace que se pronuncien mal las palabras en español. En español no se pronuncian las "h" a no ser que lleve una "c" delante "ch", así que no pongas las "h" de la pronunciación, ya que el español no es tan suave y fluido como el inglés.

Wolf Seril (author)2011-07-14

Russian is similar to Polish:

Adeen, Dva, Tree, Chiteeree, Pyat, Sheyst, Seym, Vocem, Dyevyat, Dyevsyat.
Transliterations, obviously, because I don't feel like writing the Cyrillic.

And Japanese is fun:
Ichi, Ni, San, Shi, Go, Roku, Shichi, Hachi, Ku, Ju

Foaly7 (author)2010-03-01

Your next instructable: "How to count to 3 in 10 different languages".

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-08-15

Latin: Unos duo tres quattour quinque sex septem octo novem decim

Flumpkins (author)I_am_Canadian2009-02-04

HAHAHA, latin is one of my new classes. Now I can really impress the teacher!

I'm such a teachers pet... and a nerd.

I_am_Canadian (author)Flumpkins2009-02-04

LoL nice one!

Flumpkins (author)I_am_Canadian2009-02-05


whoops... I think thats german

I_am_Canadian (author)Flumpkins2009-02-05

Yep it sure is.

Flumpkins (author)I_am_Canadian2009-02-06


Flumpkins (author)Flumpkins2009-02-06

whoops... I think thats english

Flumpkins (author)Flumpkins2009-02-04


Flumpkins (author)I_am_Canadian2008-08-15


I_am_Canadian (author)Flumpkins2008-08-15

Oops I replyed to my own comment that has the pronounceation.

Flumpkins (author)I_am_Canadian2008-08-15

??? I don't get that sentence

oonos. doo oh trays quat tuur qween qway sex sep tem octo (as in octopus) no whem dec im

Flumpkins (author)I_am_Canadian2008-08-15


tinkernaut (author)2009-02-03

You knew this was going to start a flood of other language comments. Well, here's my contribution:

eins - AH-eens
zwei - TSVAH-ee
drei - DRAH-ee
vier - FEE-er
fuenf - FYNF (hard to pronounce in English)
sechs - ZEHks
sieben - ZEE-ben
acht - AHHHH-t (HHHH= heavy sounding H)
neun - NOH-een
zehn - TSEHN


ena - EH-na
dyo - THEE-oh
tria - TREE-ah
tessera - TEH-sse-ra
pente - PEHN-de
exi - EH-ksi
efta - ef-TAH
okto - ok-TOH
ennea - en-NEH-a
deka - THEH-ka

Derin (author)2008-10-04
Number represented     Name    Pronunciation                 1                            bir            beer(make the double e's very fast)                 2                            iki             eekee(again,make it fast)                  3                           üç               uuch                 4                             dört           doert                 5                             beş            besh                  6                              altı           alti(black sea pronunciation)                7                              yedi           yædee                8                            sekiz            sækeez                  9                           dokuz             dokooz                10                             on             on(as in "turn the computer on")
shooby (author)2008-09-16

Dutch: een - ane (sounds like pain) twee - sounds like tway drie - rhymes with tree vier - sounds like fear vijf - sounds like fayf zes - rhymes with mess zeven - sounds like zay-fun acht - gutteral ch sound negen - sounds like nay-gen, with gutteral g tien - sounds like teen Cantonese: yat - sounds like yut yee - sounds like yee sam - sounds like sum sei - sounds like say mm - sounds like mmm in hmmm, but short look - sounds like lock chat - sounds like chut baat - sounds like a sheep baa, with t and shorter gau - rhymes with how sap - sounds like sup

Plasmana (author)2008-08-15

You forgot english! One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten

Flumpkins (author)Plasmana2008-08-15


Plasmana (author)Flumpkins2008-08-15

Yep, and here it is!

One = one
Two = two
Three = three
Four = four
Five = five
Six = six
Seven = seven
Eight = eight
Nine = nine
Ten = ten

Flumpkins (author)Plasmana2008-08-15

nope: One - Wuhn Two - Too Three - Three Four - foor five - five six - six seven - seh-vehn eight - ait nine - neyen ten - ten

Plasmana (author)Flumpkins2008-08-16

Then why do you ask even you already know it?¿?¿?

Flumpkins (author)Plasmana2008-08-28

because donuts can be waffles sometimes.

Plasmana (author)Flumpkins2008-08-29


Flumpkins (author)Plasmana2008-08-29

*sigh* You gotta hang your socks at the monkey parade! You know what I'm sayin?

wolf555hound (author)Flumpkins2008-08-29

i sure do, i feel sorry for peepz who dont..

Flumpkins (author)wolf555hound2008-08-30

and yeh gottah hug Jumbo whales at the banana turkey!

wolf555hound (author)Flumpkins2008-08-28

i've always said it like fore.

Flumpkins (author)wolf555hound2008-08-28


josefu0 (author)2008-08-04

In japanese ichi ni san shi go roku nana hachi ku ju

Flumpkins (author)josefu02008-08-04


dchall8 (author)2008-07-19

Or an alternate pronunciation for Spanish in Mexico...

1= OO no (the oo as in moon)
2= dose (like a dose of medicine)
3= tress (yes, always roll the r)
4= KWA trow
5= SEEN koh
6= sayce
7= see EH tay
8= OH cho
9= new WAY vay
10= dee ESS (or sometimes dee ACE)

If you pronounce these in Mexico like I have them written, everyone will know you are not a native speaker. Why? Because in that language your tongue goes into different places to make the same/similar sound. For example the Mexican Spanish d, n, and t sounds start with your tongue between your front teeth instead of right behind your upper front teeth as they do in English. If you pronounce them like the writer suggests, you will not even be understood as saying numbers. It's hard to explain the differences without hearing them, but these will at least get you understood.

Flumpkins (author)dchall82008-07-19

Will it still be the same for Authentic spanish?

DJ Radio (author)2008-07-18

I used 2 know how to count to 100 in chinese

Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2008-07-18

Holy Moly! What numbers did you forget?

DJ Radio (author)Flumpkins2008-07-18

7-0 basicly, to count 2-digits, you say the digits of the number

Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2008-07-18

Can you explain that again plz?

DJ Radio (author)Flumpkins2008-07-18

sy the number was 70. say the digit 7, then say 0 in chinese

Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2008-07-19

So... If you know 0-9 then you basicly already know how to count to 100?

DJ Radio (author)Flumpkins2008-07-19


Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2008-07-19


Sunny124613 (author)2008-07-18

really cool but I think a lot of us know how to count to 10 in Spanish already, but GREAT instructable!

Flumpkins (author)Sunny1246132008-07-18

Thanks! You comment alot of positive things on my instructables.

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