Indonesian Numbers

Indonesian Numbers

If you're trying to learn Indonesian Numbers which is also called Bahasa Indonesia, check our courses about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Indonesian 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 Indonesian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Indonesian Numbers

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

Indonesian cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity.

Grammar Tips:

In Indonesian numbers from 1 to 20 are unique and therefore need to be memorized individually. Numbers from 21 and upwards are formed by using the following pattern: for example 21 can be formed by using 20 + 1 while connecting them. 22 = dua puluh dua. 45 can be formed by using 40 + dan + 5 while connecting them: 45 = empat puluh lima.


Here are some examples:

English NumbersIndonesian Numbers
numbersangka
onesatu
twodua
threetiga
fourempat
fivelima
sixenam
seventujuh
eightdelapan
ninesembilan
tensepuluh
elevensebelas
twelveduabelas
thirteentigabelas
fourteenempatbelas
fifteenlimabelas
sixteenenambelas
seventeentujuhbelas
eighteendelapan belas
nineteensembilanbelas
twentyduapuluh
hundredratus
one thousandseribu
millionjuta

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

List of Ordinal Numbers in Indonesian

Indonesian 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 Indonesian. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Indonesian vocabulary.

English NumbersIndonesian Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstpertama
secondkedua
thirdketiga
fourthkeempat
fifthkelima
sixthkeenam
seventhketujuh
eighthkedelapan
ninthkesembilan
tenthkesepuluh
eleventhkesebelas
twelfthkeduabelas
thirteenthketigabelas
fourteenthkeempatbelas
fifteenthkelimabelas
sixteenthkeenambelas
seventeenthketujuhbelas
eighteenthkedelapanbelas
nineteenthkesembilanbelas
twentiethkeduapuluh
oncesekali
twicedua kali

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


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