**Adverbial Numbers**

The adverbial number is the number used to show the repetition of a certain event, in constructions such as *de cinci ori* "five times". The table below shows a few examples of adverbial numbers.

Number | Adverbial number | English |
---|---|---|

1 | o dată | once |

2 | de două ori | twice |

3 | de trei ori | three times (thrice) |

12 | de douăsprezece ori | twelve times |

21 | de douăzeci și una de ori | twenty-one times |

22 | de douăzeci și două de ori | twenty-two times |

For number 1 the usual form is *o dată* ("once", "one time"). The construction *o oară* is possible, but rarely used. In the plural, the adverbial numbers are formed using the preposition *de*, the cardinal number in the feminine, and the noun *ori* "times", which is the plural of the feminine noun *oară*.

Sample sentences:

*Am citit cartea de trei ori.*"I've read the book three times."*„Poştaşul sună întotdeauna de două ori”*"The postman always rings twice"

Approximate numbers can be used, like in the examples below.

*Ţi-am spus de zeci de ori că nu mă interesează.*"I've told you dozens (textually:*tens*] of times I'm not interested."*Am ascultat cîntecul acesta de sute de ori.*"I've listened to this song hundreds of times."

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**Adverbial Numbers**

... forms, corresponding to the cardinal and ordinal

**numbers**... The cardinal

**adverbials**are formed by suffixing -krat to a cardinal

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**adverbials**are formed by suffixing -č or -krat to the masculine nominative singular form of an ordinal

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