Romanian Numbers - General Characteristics

General Characteristics

As in other numeral systems, the Romanian number names use a limited set of words and combining rules, which can be applied to generate the name of any number within sufficiently large limits.

The general characteristics of the number formation rules in Romanian are:

  • The numeration base used is decimal.
  • Word order is big-endian with the exception of numbers from 11 to 19.
  • Large numbers use a combined form of the long and short scales.
  • Connection words are used in certain situations.
  • Some number names have two gender-specific forms.

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