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Count Numbers and Money in Filipino or Tagalog Language

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Whenever and wherever you deal with Filipinos, you are likely to mention something about numbers and money.

If and when you come to the Philippines, you may find yourself counting money that you give to and get from Filipino vendors, who usually sell souvenirs from across the country’s 7,107 unique islands.

Outside of the Philippines, you may realize that you are working with or even hiring Filipinos for various jobs that would, of course, require payments to them.

Whatever is the case, it is very helpful to learn words and expressions about numbers and money in the Filipino or Tagalog language.

Learning these words would definitely cut down the language barrier between you and your Filipino friend or acquaintance.

Yes, many Filipinos can speak English so using English words and expressions for numbers and money would also be fine.

Just the same, you’ll never know when knowing Filipino phrases about numbers and money might come in handy.

So better learn these words and expressions while you can.

Good luck!

Note: To tell an amount, just mention the number and add the word “piso” that means Philippine peso in the Filipino or Tagalog language.

Numbers and Money in Filipino or Tagalog Language

Filipino or Tagalog LanguageEnglish

Numbers 1-10

 

wala

zero

sero

 

isa

one

dalawa

two

tatlo

three

apat

four

lima

five

anim

six

pito

seven

walo

eight

siyam

nine

sampu

ten

Numbers 11-19

 

*Affix the word "labing" before the basic number word.

 

labing-isa

eleven

labing-dalawa

twelve

labing-tatlo

thirteen

labing-apat

fourteen

labing-lima

fifteen

labing-anim

sixteen

labing-pito

seventeen

labing-walo

eighteen

labing-siyam

nineteen

Numbers 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90

 

*Combine the basic number word and add "pu" that stands for "sampu" or ten in Filipino. In some cases, add "na".

 

dalawampu [dalawa + sampu]

twenty

tatlompu [tatlo + sampu]

thirty

apatnapu [apat + sampu]

forty

limampu [lima + sampu]

fifty

animnapu [anim + sampu]

sixty

pitompu [pito + sampu]

seventy

walompu [walo+ sampu]

eighty

siyamnapu [siyam + sampu]

ninety

Numbers 21-29

 

*Combine "dalawampu" that means 20, "at" that means "and", and the basic number word. To shorten "at", just delete "a" and replace it with an apostrophe (').

 

*Follow the same steps for numbers 31-39, 41-49, 51-59, 61-69, 71-70, 81-89 and 91-99.

 

dalawampu't isa

twenty-one

dalawampu't dalawa

twenty-two

dalawampu't tatlo

twenty-three

dalawampu't apat

twenty-four

dalawampu't lima

twenty-five

dalawampu't anim

twenty-six

dalawampu't pito

twenty-seven

dalawampu't walo

twenty-eight

dalawampu't siyam

twenty-nine

Other Numbers

 

daan

hundred

* Combine the basic number words and add "daan" to make them hundreds.

 

libo

thousand

* Combine the basic number words and add "libo" to make them thousands.

 

milyon

million

* Combine the basic number words and add "milyon" to make them millions.

 

bilyon

billion

* Combine the basic number words and add "bilyon" to make them billions.

 

Estimated Numbers

 

isa-isa

ones

 

one by one

sampu-sampu

tens

 

ten by ten

daan-daan

hundreds

 

hundred by hundred

libo-libo

thousands

 

thousand by thousand

milyon-milyon

millions

 

million by million

bilyon-bilyon

billions

 

billion by billion

Ordinal Numbers

 

*Affix "pang" to show that a number is ordinal.

 

pang-una

first

pangalawa

second

pangatlo

third

pang-apat

fourth

pang-lima

fifth

pang-anim

sixth

pang-pito

seventh

pang-walo

eighth

pang-siyam

ninth

pang-sampu

tenth

una

first

huli

last

Buying - Prices and Change

 

Ilan?

How many?

wala

none

marami

many

kaunti

few

konti

some

 

little

Magkano?

How much?

Magkano ito?

How much is this?

Magkano dito?

How much for this?

Magkano lahat?

How much for everything?

Magkano sukli?

How much is the change?

Magkano sukli ko?

How much is my change?

May sukli pa ako.

I still have change.

Nasaan sukli ko?

Where's my change?

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Comments

Dianna Mendez on March 05, 2012:

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mikeydcarroll67 on March 05, 2012:

WOW! I got a lot of this particular Hub. I am not much on Tagalog but it seems like an awesome language to learn!

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