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Roy Mattson
28-10-03, 22:45
Hello,

I need some help on how to write ordinal numbers in Swedish.

In English, I would abbreviate them as:

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
.
.
.

How about in Swedish?

I would like to use them in cards and letters, such as "Happy 60th Birthday", etc.

Thanks, Roy

Gita Wiklund
29-10-03, 00:34
1:a (första)
2:a (andra)

but:
3:e (tredje)
4:e (fjärde)
5:e (femte) and so on...

21:a (tjugoförsta)
22:a (tjugoandra)
23:e.... (tjugotredje)

31:a (trettioförsta)
32:a
but..
33:e

60:e (sextionde) GET IT?

This is the simplest way.

Gita

Roy Mattson
29-10-03, 00:51
Gita, Thanks

I think I got it.

But let me make sure.

For all numbers, end with :e
except for numbers ending in 1 or 2, use :a

Roy

Gita Wiklund
29-10-03, 00:56
Yes you got it! / Gita