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.
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 Language||English|
*Affix the word "labing" before the basic number word.
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]
tatlompu [tatlo + sampu]
apatnapu [apat + sampu]
limampu [lima + sampu]
animnapu [anim + sampu]
pitompu [pito + sampu]
walompu [walo+ sampu]
siyamnapu [siyam + sampu]
*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.
* Combine the basic number words and add "daan" to make them hundreds.
* Combine the basic number words and add "libo" to make them thousands.
* Combine the basic number words and add "milyon" to make them millions.
* Combine the basic number words and add "bilyon" to make them billions.
one by one
ten by ten
hundred by hundred
thousand by thousand
million by million
billion by billion
*Affix "pang" to show that a number is ordinal.
Buying - Prices and Change
How much is this?
How much for this?
How much for everything?
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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Dianna Mendez on March 05, 2012:
This is good information on learning the language. You certainly have covered it with helpful detail and in an understandable format. Thanks for sharing.
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!