Collective numbers in Polish - dwoje, troje, czworo etc

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Numbers and Dates



What are collective numerals in Polish, and when do you use them?

Collective numerals are used with groups of young children (male/female mix), or young animals counting (or saying how many of).

List of collective numerals in Polish

2 dwoje
3 troje
4 czworo
5 pięcioro
6 sześcioro
7 siedmioro
8 ośmioro
9 dziewięcioro
10 dziesięcioro

An example - showing (or counting) the number of children in Polish language

For example, to say 4 children you don't use "cztery dzieci"! You say pięcioro dzieci



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