Talking about numbers is as interesting as that about nouns. By mentioning numbers we can be sure if the noun involved is few or many in number. Numbers can be cardinal or ordinal. We will talk here about cardinal numbers first.

1 satu

2 dua

3 tiga

4 empat

5 lima

6 enam

7 tujuh

8 delapan

9 sembilan

10 se**puluh**

11 se**belas**

12 dua **belas**

13 tiga **belas**

14 empat **belas**

15 lima **belas**

16 enam **belas**

17 tujuh **belas**

18 delapan **belas**

19 sembilan **belas**

20-99 dua **puluh** – sembilan **puluh** sembilan

100-199 se**ratus** – se**ratus** sembilan puluh sembilan

200-999 dua **ratus** – sembilan ratus sembilan puluh sembilan

1000 se**ribu**

10 000 se**puluh** **ribu**

100 000 se**ratu****s** **ribu**

1000 000 se**juta**

2000 000 dua juta

1000 000 000 se**milyar**

You may notice that the syllable * se* in 10, 11, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000, 1000 0000, and 1000 000 000 means

*a*or

*one*.

Now, can you say

*2007*in Indonesian language? You may then try the following numbers:

1945

250

1000 459

135 056

You did? Congratulation then! (Indonesian says:

*Selamat ya?*:-) )

Regards,

Ika

## 1 comment:

Let us not forget how to translate the numbers when learning Indonesian, thanks for reminding me with your blog. :)

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