3. Learn to count in Turkish!

200264414-001You already know the Turkish Alphabet, now it’s time to learn the numbers!

Numbers- Sayılar

1- bir
2- iki
3- üç
4- dört
5- beş
6- altı
7- yedi
8- sekiz
9- dokuz
10- on

20- yirmi
30- otuz
40- kırk
50- elli
60- altmış
70- yetmiş
80- seksen
90- doksan
100- yüz
1.000- bin
1.000.000- bir milyon
1.000.000.000- bir milyar

Numbers from eleven are built by spelling out the tens, followed by the digits
11- on bir
12- on iki
13- on üç
24- yirmi dört
568- beş yüz altmış sekiz
2.500.000- iki milyon beş yüz bin

The Ordinals:

In Turkish the ordinals are formed by adding the -(i)nc(i) suffix and respecting the great vowel hamony and in some cases the consonant hamony. If you missed the lesson about the vowel and consonant harmony click here.

1st- birinci
2nd-ikinci
3rd-üçüncü
4th-dördüncü
5th- beşinci
11th- on birinci
20th- yirminci
30th-otuzuncu
100th- yüzüncü
1.000th- bininci
1.000.000th- milyonuncu
Bibliography:
1. Rosita D’Amora, Corso di Lingua Turca, Hoepli, 2012

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