Numbers

Filipino Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Filipino. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Filipino Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Filipino is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Filipino, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in Filipino

Numbers Filipino
Oneisa
Firstuna
Twodalawa
Secondpangalawa
Threetatlo
Thirdikatlo
Fourapat
Fourthika-apat
Fivelima
Fifthikalima
Sixanim
Sixthika-anim
Sevenpito
Seventhikapito
Eightwalo
Eighthikawalo
Ninesiyam
Ninthikasiyam
Tensampu
Tenthikasampu
Elevenlabing-isa
Eleventhika-labing-isa
Twelvelabindalawa
Twelfthika-labindalawa
Thirteenlabintatlo
Thirteenthika-labintatlo
Fourteenlabing-apat
Fourteenthika-labing-apat
Fifteenlabinlima
Fifteenthika-labinlima
Sixteenlabing-anim
Sixteenthika-labing-anim
Seventeenlabimpito
Seventeenthika-labimpito
Eighteenlabingwalo
Eighteenthika-labingwalo
Nineteenlabinsiyam
Nineteenthika-labinsiyam
Twentydalawampu
Twentiethika-dalawampu
Thirty three (31)tatlumpu't tatlo
One hundred (100)isandaan
Three hundred and sixty (360)tatlundaa't anim na pu
One thousand (1000)isanlibo
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)dalawang libo at labing-apat
One millionisang milyon
Onceminsan
Twicedalawang beses

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Filipino sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Filipino Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Filipino
I'm 30 years oldtrenta anyos na ako; tatlumpung taong gulang na ako
I have 2 sisters and 1 brothermay dalawang kapatid na babae at isang kapatid na lalaki ako
English is my first languageIngles ang unang wika ko
Her second language is SpanishKastila ang ikalawang wika niya

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact me using the Filipino contact form on the header above.

Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Filipino

School Filipino
Answersagot
Booklibro
Booksmga libro
Chairsilya; upuan=formal
Deskmesa
Dictionarydiksyunaryo
Laptopmga lenguwahe, mga Wika
Librarylaybrari; aklatan=formal
Notebook (paper notebook)kuwaderno
Pagepahina
Paperpapel
Penpen
Pencillapis
Questiontanong
Schooleskuwelahan/paaralan=formal
Studentmag-aaral=formal estudyante=conversational
Teacherguro=formal titser=conversational
Universityunibersidad; pamantasan=formal

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Daily Conversation in Filipino

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Filipino Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Filipino

English Filipino
I have a questionmay tanong ako
To listenmakinig
To readbumasa/magbasa
To speakmagsalita
To thinkumisip/mag-isip
To understandmaintindihan
To writesumulat/magsulat
What's the name of that book?anong pangalan ng libro mo? aklat=book,formal usage
What do you do for a living?anong trabaho mo?; anong hanap-buhay mo=formal
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)titser/artista/inhinyero ako
Oh! That's good!Naku! Maganda iyan!
Can I practice with you?puwede bang magpraktis/sanay kasama mo?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Filipino about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.