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Counting using Filipino Numbers

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Learning how to count Filipino numbers is fairly straight forward. After learning the first ten numbers, you’ll be able to figure out the pattern for larger numbers easily.
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Examples:
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Isá Play audio
2
Dalawá Play audio
3
Tatló Play audio
4
Apat Play audio
5
Limá Play audio
6
Anim Play audio
7
Pitó Play audio
8
Waló Play audio
9
Siyám Play audio
10
Sampû Play audio
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Examples:
1
Isa Play audio
2
Dalawa Play audio
3
Tatlo Play audio
4
Apat Play audio
5
Lima Play audio
6
Anim Play audio
7
Pito Play audio
8
Walo Play audio
9
Siyam Play audio
10
Sampu Play audio

Similar to the English counting numbers, the succeeding Filipino numbers will have a root word to indicate twenty, thirty, forty, etc., plus the first basic ten numbers.

For example, numbers 11 to 19 will start with the root word “labíng” derived from the Filipino word “labî” (which means “leftover").

For numbers 20 to 99, you will notice the numbers are patterned after the word “sampû (10) where they all use the the ending syllable -pû.

For example: dalawampû (20), tatlumpû (30), ápatnapû (40), etc..
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Examples:
11
Labing-isá Play audio
12
Labindalawá Play audio
13
Labintatló Play audio
14
Labing-apat Play audio
15
Labinlimá Play audio
16
Labing-anim Play audio
17
Labimpitó Play audio
18
Labingwaló Play audio
19
Labinsiyám Play audio
20
Dalawampû Play audio
21
Dalawampú’t isá Play audio
22
Dalawampú’t dalawá Play audio
23
Dalawampú’t tatló Play audio
24
Dalawampú’t apat Play audio
25
Dalawampú’t limá Play audio
26
Dalawampú’t anim Play audio
27
Dalawampú’t pitó Play audio
28
Dalawampú’t waló Play audio
29
Dalawampú’t siyám Play audio
30
Tatlumpû Play audio
31
Tatlumpú't isá Play audio
32
Tatlumpú't dalawá Play audio
33
Tatlumpú't tatló Play audio
34
Tatlumpú't apat Play audio
35
Tatlumpú't limá Play audio
36
Tatlumpú't anim Play audio
37
Tatlumpú't pitó Play audio
38
Tatlumpú't walóPlay audio
39
Tatlumpú't siyám Play audio
40
Ápatnapû Play audio
41
Ápatnapú't isá Play audio
42
Ápatnapú't dalawá Play audio
43
Ápatnapú't tatló Play audio
50
Limampû Play audio
60
Ánimnapû Play audio
70
Pitumpû Play audio
80
Walumpû Play audio
90
Siyamnapû Play audio
100
Isáng daán / Sandaán Play audio
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Examples:
11
Labing-isa Play audio
12
Labindalawa Play audio
13
Labintatlo Play audio
14
Labing-apat Play audio
15
Labinlima Play audio
16
Labing-anim Play audio
17
Labimpito Play audio
18
Labingwalo Play audio
19
Labinsiyam Play audio
20
Dalawampu Play audio
21
Dalawampu’t isa Play audio
22
Dalawampu’t dalawa Play audio
23
Dalawampu’t tatlo Play audio
24
Dalawampu’t apat Play audio
25
Dalawampu’t lima Play audio
26
Dalawampu’t anim Play audio
27
Dalawampu’t pito Play audio
28
Dalawampu’t walo Play audio
29
Dalawampu’t siyam Play audio
30
Tatlumpu Play audio
31
Tatlumpu't isa Play audio
32
Tatlumpu't dalawa Play audio
33
Tatlumpu't tatlo Play audio
34
Tatlumpu't apat Play audio
35
Tatlumpu't lima Play audio
36
Tatlumpu't anim Play audio
37
Tatlumpu't pito Play audio
38
Tatlumpu't waloPlay audio
39
Tatlumpu't siyam Play audio
40
Apatnapu Play audio
41
Apatnapu't isa Play audio
42
Apatnapu't dalawa Play audio
43
Apatnapu't tatlo Play audio
50
Limampu Play audio
60
Animnapu Play audio
70
Pitumpu Play audio
80
Walumpu Play audio
90
Siyamnapu Play audio
100
Isang daan / Sandaan Play audio

You'll notice some small spelling changes with the root word "labing" in some of the numbers. "Labing" can turn into "Labin" or "Labim", at times depending on the word that follows. This type of minor spelling change is a pattern that can be found frequently in the Filipino language. For now, don't worry to much about the rules for when these spelling changes happen, just recognize that "ng" does turn in to "n" and "m" at times in the Filipino language.

Larger Numbers

Hundreds: Filipino numbers in the hundreds use the word daán. For example, isáng daán (100), dalawáng daán (200), tatlóng daán (300), etc.

Thousands: Filipino numbers in the thousands use the word libo. For example, tatlóng libo (3,000), sampúng libo (10,000), isáng daáng libo (100,000).

Millions: Filipino numbers in the millions use the word milyón as in isáng milyón (1,000,000), dalawáng milyón (2,000,000), etc.
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Examples:
100
Isáng daán / Sandaán Play audio
200
Dalawáng daán Play audio
300
Tatlóng daán Play audio
400
Apat na raán Play audio
500
Limáng daán Play audio
1,000
Isáng libo Play audio
10,000
Sampúng libo Play audio
100,000
Isáng daáng libo / Sandaáng libo Play audio
1,000,000
Isáng milyón Play audio
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Examples:
100
Isang daan / Sandaan Play audio
200
Dalawang daan Play audio
300
Tatlong daan Play audio
400
Apat na raan Play audio
500
Limang daan Play audio
1,000
Isang libo Play audio
10,000
Sampung libo Play audio
100,000
Isang daang libo / Sandaang libo Play audio
1,000,000
Isang milyon Play audio
Advanced Numbers

For larger numbers (like 108, 718, 1987, or 26,725), reciting each number with the correct place values is the right way to dictate these. It is similar to how a certain number is dictated in the English language (for example: 123 is dictated as one hundred twenty-three). Translated in Filipino, it would be dictated as isáng daan dalawampú't tatló.

In the first three examples below, notice that the word "at" is used for numbers like 108, 203, and 405. because they do not have a word connective, unlike numbers with "labin-" / "labing-" and "-pú't". Example: Labingwaló (18) is understood as "labí na waló" (na as word connective). Another example would be Dalawampú't limá (25), which is understood as "dalawampû at limá (at as word connective).
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Examples:
108
Isáng daán at waló Play audio
Sandaán at waló Play audio
203
Dalawáng daán at tatló Play audio
405
Apat na raán at limá Play audio
718
Pitúng daán at labingwaló Play audio
1987
Isáng libo, siyám na raán, walumpú't pitó Play audio
26,725
Dalawampú't anim na libo, pitúng daán at dalawampú't limá Play audio
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Examples:
108
Isang daan at walo Play audio
Sandaan at walo Play audio
203
Dalawang daan at tatlo Play audio
405
Apat na raan at lima Play audio
718
Pitung daan at labingwalo Play audio
1987
Isang libo, siyam na raan, walumpu't pito Play audio
26,725
Dalawampu't anim na libo, pitung daan at dalawampu't lima Play audio
Take note that this type of number dictation is normally used for formal occasions. In casual settings, Filipinos typically use the English language or just create a shortcut for it. Find out more about this in the succeeding lessons.
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