Filipino Numbers

Filipino Numbers

If you're trying to learn Filipino Numbers or Tagalog, check our courses about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Filipino grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Filipino. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Filipino Numbers

Learning the Filipino Numbers is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Filipino language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Filipino.

Filipino cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity. Tagalog use a mixture of numeral, the Tagalog numerals, the Spanish numerals where some Spanish numerals are adjusted to the Tagalog spelling and alphabet, like quarto becomes kuwarto, since the old Tagalog alphabet has no q. Here are some examples:

English NumbersFilipino Numbers
numbersmga numero ng
oneisa
twodalawa
threetatlo
fourapat
fivelima
sixanim
sevenpito
eightwalo
ninesiyam
tensampu
elevenlabing-isa
twelvedose
thirteenlabintatlo
fourteenlabing-apat
fifteenlabinlima
sixteenlabing-anim
seventeenlabimpito
eighteenlabing-walo
nineteenlabinsiyam
twentydalawampu
hundreddaan
one thousandisa thousand
millionmilyon

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Numbers in Filipino has a logical pattern. Locate the Numbers above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Tagalog.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Filipino

Filipino Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Filipino. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Filipino vocabulary.

English NumbersFilipino Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstuna
secondpangalawa
thirdikatlo
fourthpang-apat
fifthikalima
sixthpang-anim
seventhpampito
eighthpangwalo
ninthikasiyam
tenthikasampu
eleventhpang-onse
twelfthikalabindalawa
thirteenthikalabintatlo
fourteenthpanlabing-apat
fifteenthpang-labinlima
sixteenthpanlabing-anim
seventeenthikalabimpito
eighteenthikalabing-walo
nineteenthikalabinsiyam
twentiethikadalawampu
onceminsan
twicedalawang beses

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Filipino, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Tagalog Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our Filipino lessons here: Learn Filipino. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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