English Ordinal Numbers

To spell ordinal numbers, just add -th to cardinal numbers, such as fourth and sixteenth. There are exceptions: first, second, third, fifth, eighth, ninth, and twelfth. When expressed as figures, the last two letters of the written word are added to the ordinal number.

Listen to ordinal numbers (I)

Play all the numbers and repeat three times. Listen and improve listening comprehension.

Play All and Repeat

01.

first (1st)

11.

eleventh (11th)

02.

second (2nd)

12.

twelfth (12th)

03.

third (3rd)

13.

thirteenth (13th)

04.

fourth (4th)

14.

fourteenth (14th)

05.

fifth (5th)

15.

fifteenth (15th)

06.

sixth (6th)

16.

sixteenth (16th)

07.

seventh (7th)

17.

seventeenth (17th)

08.

eighth (8th)

18.

eighteenth (18th)

09.

ninth (9th)

19.

nineteenth (19th)

10.

tenth (10th)

20.

twentieth (20th)

Listen to ordinal numbers (II)

In compound ordinal numbers, only the last figure is written as an ordinal number. For example,
twenty-first (21st), thirty-fifth (35th). As to numbers 20-90, remove the y, and add -ieth for ordinal numbers.

Play All and Repeat

01.

twenty-first (21st)

13.

fiftieth (50th)

02.

twenty-second (22nd)

14.

sixtieth (60th)

03.

twenty-third (23rd)

15.

seventieth (70th)

04.

twenty-fourth (24th)

16.

eithtieth (80th)

05.

twenty-fifth (25th)

17.

ninetieth (90th)

06.

twenty-sixth (26th)

18.

one hundredth (100th)

07.

twenty-seventh (27th)

19.

one thousandth (1,000th)

08.

twenty-eighth (28th)

20.

one millionth

09.

twenty-ninth (29th)

21.

seventy-fifth (75th)

10.

thirtieth (30th)

22.

ninety-ninth (99th)

11.

thirty-first (31st)

23.

103rd

12.

fortieth (40th)

24.

532nd