## The Filipino numbers

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 Numbers Filipino Numbers

numbers mga numero ng

one isa

two dalawa

three tatlo

four apat

five lima

six anim

seven pito

eight walo

nine siyam

ten sampu

eleven labing-isa

twelve dose

thirteen labintatlo

fourteen labing-apat

fifteen labinlima

sixteen labing-anim

seventeen labimpito

eighteen labing-walo

nineteen labinsiyam

twenty dalawampu

hundred daan

one thousand isa thousand

million milyon

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 Numbers Filipino Numbers

Ordinal Numbers

first una

second pangalawa

third ikatlo

fourth pang-apat

fifth ikalima

sixth pang-anim

seventh pampito

eighth pangwalo

ninth ikasiyam

tenth ikasampu

eleventh pang-onse

twelfth ikalabindalawa

thirteenth ikalabintatlo

fourteenth panlabing-apat

fifteenth pang-labinlima

sixteenth panlabing-anim

seventeenth ikalabimpito

eighteenth ikalabing-walo

nineteenth ikalabinsiyam

twentieth ikadalawampu

once minsan

twice dalawang beses

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