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Spanish Loaned Numbers

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For 333 years, Spain heavily influenced the Philippines in many aspects of life as a colonizer of the country. This includes the widely used Spanish loaned numerals such as uno, dos, tres, and so on. Spanish numerals were adapted to the Filipino language by using their number names with the application of the way Filipinos make sounds of letters and spell words (see Filipino Language Pronunciation section).

Try reading and reciting the first ten Spanish loaned numbers below!
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Examples:
1 (Isá)
Uno
2 (Dalawá)
Dos
3 (Tatló)
Tres
4 (Apat)
Kuwatro
5 (Limá)
Singko
6 (Anim)
Saís
7 (Pitó)
Siyete
8 (Waló)
Otso
9 (Siyám)
Nuwebe
10 (Sampû)
Diyés (commonly pronounced as dyis)
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1 (Isa)
Uno
2 (Dalawa)
Dos
3 (Tatlo)
Tres
4 (Apat)
Kuwatro
5 (Lima)
Singko
6 (Anim)
Sais
7 (Pito)
Siyete
8 (Walo)
Otso
9 (Siyam)
Nuwebe
10 (Sampu)
Diyes (commonly pronounced as dyis)
Numbers 11 to 15 are resonates the first five Spanish loaned numbers, while number 16 to 19 use the term diyesi- (which is quite similar to how “labing-” is used in the Filipino numerals).
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Examples:
11 (Labing-isá)
Onse
12 (Labindalawá)
Dose
13 (Labintatló)
Trese
14 (Labing-apat)
Katorse
15 (Labinlimá)
Kinsé
16 (Labing-anim)
Diyesisaís
17 (Labimpitó)
Diyesisiyete
18 (Labingwaló)
Diyesi-otso
19 (Labinsiyám)
Diyesinuwebe
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Examples:
11 (Labing-isa)
Onse
12 (Labindalawa)
Dose
13 (Labintatlo)
Trese
14 (Labing-apat)
Katorse
15 (Labinlima)
Kinse
16 (Labing-anim)
Diyesisais
17 (Labimpito)
Diyesisiyete
18 (Labingwalo)
Diyesi-otso
19 (Labinsiyam)
Diyesinuwebe
Keep In Mind:
The variations of the Spanish number names can be used instead of "-eynta." Example: Bentenuwebe, Trentá'y otso.

Succeeding numbers resonate the first nine numbers in the ones place. On a different note, succeeding numbers that are multiples of ten (20, 30, 40…) have similar ending syllables (-eynta / -enta), except for number 20.
Let the table below help you figure out the pattern of these numerals.
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Examples:
20 (Dalawampû)
Beynte
Bente
21 (Dalawampú’t isá)
Beynte uno
22 (Dalawampú’t dalawá)
Beynte dos
23 (Dalawampú’t tatló)
Beynte tres
24 (Dalawampú’t apat)
Beynte kuwatro
25 (Dalawampú’t limá)
Beynte singko
26 (Dalawampú’t anim)
Beynte saís
27 (Dalawampú’t pitó)
Beynte siyete
28 (Dalawampú’t waló)
Beynte otso
29 (Dalawampú’t siyám)
Beynte nuwebe
30 (Tatlumpû)
Treynta
Trenta
31 (Tatlumpú’t isá)
Treynta’y uno
32 (Tatlumpú’t dalawá)
Treynta’y dos
33 (Tatlumpú’t tatló)
Treynta’y tres
34 (Tatlumpú’t apat)
Treynta’y kuwatro
35 (Tatlumpú’t limá)
Treynta’y singko
36 (Tatlumpú’t anim)
Treynta’y saís
37 (Tatlumpú’t pitó)
Treynta’y siyete
38 (Tatlumpú’t waló)
Treynta’y otso
39 (Tatlumpú’t siyám)
Treynta’y nuwebe
40 (Ápatnapû)
Kuwarenta
41 (Ápatnapú’t isá)
Kuwarenta’y uno
42 (Ápatnapú’t dalawá)
Kuwarenta’y dos
43 (Ápatnapú’t tatló)
Kuwarenta’y tres
50 (Limampû)
Singkuwenta
60 (Ánimnapû)
Sisenta
Sesenta
70 (Pitumpû)
Sitenta
Setenta
80 (Walumpû)
Otsenta
90 (Siyamnapû)
Nobenta
100 (Isáng daán)
Siyento
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Examples:
20 (Dalawampu)
Beynte
Bente
21 (Dalawampu’t isa)
Beynte uno
22 (Dalawampu’t dalawa)
Beynte dos
23 (Dalawampu’t tatlo)
Beynte tres
24 (Dalawampu’t apat)
Beynte kuwatro
25 (Dalawampu’t lima)
Beynte singko
26 (Dalawampu’t anim)
Beynte sais
27 (Dalawampu’t pito)
Beynte siyete
28 (Dalawampu’t walo)
Beynte otso
29 (Dalawampu’t siyam)
Beynte nuwebe
30 (Tatlumpu)
Treynta
Trenta
31 (Tatlumpu’t isa)
Treynta’y uno
32 (Tatlumpu’t dalawa)
Treynta’y dos
33 (Tatlumpu’t tatlo)
Treynta’y tres
34 (Tatlumpu’t apat)
Treynta’y kuwatro
35 (Tatlumpu’t lima)
Treynta’y singko
36 (Tatlumpu’t anim)
Treynta’y sais
37 (Tatlumpu’t pito)
Treynta’y siyete
38 (Tatlumpu’t walo)
Treynta’y otso
39 (Tatlumpu’t siyam)
Treynta’y nuwebe
40 (Apatnapu)
Kuwarenta
41 (Apatnapu’t isa)
Kuwarenta’y uno
42 (Apatnapu’t dalawa)
Kuwarenta’y dos
43 (Apatnapu’t tatlo)
Kuwarenta’y tres
50 (Limampu)
Singkuwenta
60 (Animnapu)
Sisenta
Sesenta
70 (Pitumpu)
Sitenta
Setenta
80 (Walumpu)
Otsenta
90 (Siyamnapu)
Nobenta
100 (Isang daan)
Siyento
For thousands, Filipinos use the Spanish loaned word mil (except for 1,000, as Filipinos just say isáng libo or one thousand).
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Examples:
2,000
Dos mil
3,000
Tres mil
10,000
Diyés mil
20,000
Bente mil
100,000
Siyento mil
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Examples:
2,000
Dos mil
3,000
Tres mil
10,000
Diyes mil
20,000
Bente mil
100,000
Siyento mil

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