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Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers)

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Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers)

Being colonized by the Spanish, Japanese, Americans, Chinese, and Malays for probably the entire existence of Cebu, its not surprising that our culture is rootly indebted to these countries. For one, our

 numbering system is patterned after the Spanish.  However, even then, since we do have our own language as well called Cebuano, we used both languages for our numbering system. 

 

 

In Cebu, we have two sets of numbering system. One is use for money related activities while the other is use for general counting. Kinda hard to explain why though. (The koreans also have a similar case to this with their Sino-Native and Chinese Numbering)

The left side in the cebuano part is the normal general counting while on the right is the one use for  money transacting.

ex. tag pila ning coke?( how much is this coke)

     singko pisos.(5 pesos)

     Otso pisos (8 pesos)

      

     Pila gusto nmo( how many do you want)

     duha ka buok (two pieces)  

     

     Ika-pila ka na tao sa linya? ( On what number on que line are you?)  

     Ika tulo ko (Third on the line)

 

English                                                                                                  Cebuano

Zero sero, wala
Nil sero, wala
One usa, uno
Two duha, dos
Three tulo, tres
Four upat, kwatro
Five lima, singko
Six unom, sais
Seven pito, syete
Eight walo, otso
Nine siyam, nwebe
Ten napulo, dyes
Eleven napulo`g usa, onse
Twelve napulo`g duha, dose
Thirteen napulo`g tulo, trese
Fourteen napulo`g upat, katorse
Fifteen napulo`g lima, kinse
Sixteen napulo`g unom, disesays
Seventeen napulo`g pito, disesyete
Eighteen napulo`g walo, disiotso
Nineteen napulo`g siyam, disenuybe
Twenty kawhaan, bayente
Twenty one kawhaa`g usa, bayente uno
Twenty two kawhaa`g duha, baynete dos
Twenty three kawhaa`g tulo, baynete tres
Twenty four kawhaa`g upat, baynete kwatro
Twenty five kawhaa`g lima, baynete singko
Twenty six kawhaa`g unom, baynete sais
Twenty seven kawhaa`g pito, baynete syete
Twenty eight kawhaa`g walo, baynete otso
Twenty nine kawhaa`g siyam, baynete nuybe
Thirty katloan ,trayente
Thirty one katloa`g usa, trayente uno
Thirty two katloa`g duha, trayente dos
Fourty kap`atan, kwarenta
Fourty one kap`ata`g usa, kwarenta uno
Fourty two kap`ata`g duha, kwarenta dos
Fifty kalim`an, singkwenta
Fifty one kalim`a`g usa, singkwenta uno
Sixty kan`uman, saysenta
Sixty one kan`uma`g usa, saysenta uno
Seventy kapitoan, setenta
Seventy one kapitoa`g usa, setenta uno
Eighty kawalohan, otsenta
Eighty one kawaloha`g usa, otsenta uno
Ninety kasiyaman, nobenta
Ninety one kasiyama`g usa, nobenta uno
One hundred usa ka gatos, syento
One hundred and one usa ka gatus ug usa, syento uno
One hundred and ten usa ka gatus ug napulo, syento dyes
One hundred and eleven usa ka gauts ug napulo`g usa, syento onse
One hundred and fifty syento singkwenta
Two hundred duha ka gatus, dos syentos
Two hundred and one duha ka gatus ug usa, dos syentos dos
Three hundred tulo ka gatus, tres syentos
Four hundred upat ka gatus, kwatro syentos
Five hundred lima ka gatus, kinyentos
Six hundred unom ka gatus, sais syentos
Seven hundred pito ka gatus, syete syentos
Eight hundred walo ka gatus, otso syentos
Nine hundred siyam ka gatus, nwebe syentos
One thousand usa ka libo
Two thousand duha ka libo
Three thousand tulo ka libo
Four thousand upat ka libo
Five thousand lima ka libo
Six thousand unom ka libo
Seven thousand pito ka libo
Eight thousand walo ka libo
Nine thousand siyam ka libo
Ten thousand napulo ka libo
One hundred thousand usa ka gatus ka libo
One million usa ka milyon
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