Tagalog Numbers

Tagalog Numbers

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

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Tagalog Numbers

Learning the Tagalog 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 Tagalog language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Tagalog.

Tagalog 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 NumbersTagalog 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 Tagalog has a logical pattern. Locate the Numbers above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Filipino.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Tagalog

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

English NumbersTagalog 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 Tagalog, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Filipino Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our Tagalog lessons here: Learn Tagalog. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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