How to Count in Tagalog

Numbers in TagalogIn Tagalog there are two numbering systems, one with Malay-derived numbers and the other with Spanish-derived numbers.

The Spanish-derived numbers are often used for telling the time, telling one’s age and sometimes for counting money.

 

Number

Tagalog
Malay-derived

Tagalog
Spanish-derived

1

isa

uno

2

dalawa

dos

3

tatlo

tres

4

apat

kwatro

5

lima

sinko

6

anim

sais

7

pito

syete

8

walo

otso

9

siyam

nuwebe

10

sampu

diyes

11

labing-isa

onse

12

labindalawa

dose

13

labintatlo

trese

20

dalawampu

beynte

21

dalawampu’t-isa

beynteuno

30

tatlumpu

trenta

40

apatnapu

kwarenta

50

limampu

singkwenta

60

animnapu

seisenta

100

isang daan

siyento

200

dalawang daan

dos siyentos

1,000

isang libo

mil

2,000

dalawang libo

dos mil

10,000

sampung libo

dies mil

100,000

isang daang libo

siyento mil

1,000,000

isang milyon

milyon

 

 

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