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Spanish Loaned Numbers in Practice

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These Spanish loaned numbers are used in different situations. One of the most common situations wherein these are used is when saying one’s age.
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Examples:
15 years old
Kinse anyos Play audio
20 years old
Beynte anyos Play audio
Bente anyos Play audio
Person 1: How old are you?

Person 2: 27 years old.
Person 1: Iláng taón ka na? Play audio

Person 2: Beynte siyete anyos. Play audio
Person 1: What is your age?

Person 2: 35 years old.
Person 1: Ano ang edád mo? Play audio

Person 2: Trenta’y singko anyos. Play audio
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Examples:
15 years old
Kinse anyos Play audio
20 years old
Beynte anyos Play audio
Bente anyos Play audio
Person 1: How old are you?

Person 2: 27 years old.
Person 1: Ilang taon ka na? Play audio

Person 2: Beynte siyete anyos. Play audio
Person 1: What is your age?

Person 2: 35 years old.
Person 1: Ano ang edad mo? Play audio

Person 2: Trenta’y singko anyos. Play audio
It is also very common for Filipinos to tell time with the use of these numbers.
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Examples:
One o’clock
Ala-una (instead of “uno”) Play audio
Two o’clock
Alas-dos Play audio
Three o’clock
Alas-tres Play audio
Four o’clock
Alas-kuwatro Play audio
Five o’clock
Alas-singko Play audio
Six o’clock
Alas-saís Play audio
Seven o’clock
Alas-siyete Play audio
Eight o’clock
Alas-otso Play audio
Nine o’clock
Alas-nuwebe Play audio
Ten o’clock
Alas-diyés Play audio
Eleven o’clock
Alas-onse Play audio
Twelve o’clock
Alas-dose Play audio
Person 1: What time is it?

Person 2: Four o’clock.
Person 1: Anong oras na? Play audio

Person 2: Alas-kuwatro. Play audio
Person 1: What time is it?

Person 2: Seven o’clock in the morning.
Person 1: Anong oras na? Play audio

Person 2: Alas-siyete nang umaga. Play audio
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Examples:
One o’clock
Ala-una (instead of “uno”) Play audio
Two o’clock
Alas-dos Play audio
Three o’clock
Alas-tres Play audio
Four o’clock
Alas-kuwatro Play audio
Five o’clock
Alas-singko Play audio
Six o’clock
Alas-sais Play audio
Seven o’clock
Alas-siyete Play audio
Eight o’clock
Alas-otso Play audio
Nine o’clock
Alas-nuwebe Play audio
Ten o’clock
Alas-diyes Play audio
Eleven o’clock
Alas-onse Play audio
Twelve o’clock
Alas-dose Play audio
Person 1: What time is it?

Person 2: Four o’clock.
Person 1: Anong oras na? Play audio

Person 2: Alas-kuwatro. Play audio
Person 1: What time is it?

Person 2: Seven o’clock in the morning.
Person 1: Anong oras na? Play audio

Person 2: Alas-siyete nang umaga. Play audio
When stating percentages or porsiyento, it is also a habit for Filipinos to use Spanish loaned numbers.
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Examples:
50 percent
Singkuwenta porsiyento Play audio
80 percent
Otsenta porsiyento Play audio
100 percent
Siyento porsiyento Play audio
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Examples:
50 percent
Singkuwenta porsiyento Play audio
80 percent
Otsenta porsiyento Play audio
100 percent
Siyento porsiyento Play audio
Keep In Mind:
Notice how Filipinos use the Spanish currency “pesos” instead of “piso?”

You’ll be surprised how often you’ll hear Filipinos use these numbers especially when in the market, when you buy from the store, or when paying the fare for a dyip or tricycle ride. It is a habit of the Filipinos to use English, Filipino, and Spanish Loaned numbers alternately, when involving money.
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Examples:
20 pesos
Bente pesos Play audio
45 pesos
Kuwarenta’y singko pesos Play audio
50 pesos
Singkuwenta pesos Play audio
Person 1: How much is this?

Person 2: 60 pesos.
Person 1: Magkano itó? Play audio

Person 2: Sisenta pesos. Play audio
Person 1: How much is the fare going to the market?

Person 2: 8 pesos.
Person 1: Magkano ang papuntáng palengke? Play audio

Person 2: Otso pesos. Play audio
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Examples:
20 pesos
Bente pesos Play audio
45 pesos
Kuwarenta’y singko pesos Play audio
50 pesos
Singkuwenta pesos Play audio
Person 1: How much is this?

Person 2: 60 pesos.
Person 1: Magkano ito? Play audio

Person 2: Sisenta pesos. Play audio
Person 1: How much is the fare going to the market?

Person 2: 8 pesos.
Person 1: Magkano ang papuntang palengke? Play audio

Person 2: Otso pesos. Play audio
Filipinos do not normally say siyento for hundreds. It would sound odd if you do! They simply say “-hundred” or “-daan”. For example: One hundred pesos, isáng daán, or sandaán.

Again, there are no exact rules in using these Spanish loaned numbers. Traditionally, Filipinos use these in certain situations as stated earlier. It is best to familiarize yourself with these numerals so you will not get confused when the person you are talking with uses Filipino and Spanish Loaned numbers alternately.
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