Tagalog Numbers List for Beginners

50 million people around the world speak the Tagalog language, which comes from the Philippine Islands. In fact, 2 million in the United States speak Tagalog - making it the fifth most-spoken language in the country! If you'd like to be a fellow Tagalog speaker, keep reading to start with the basics of numbers and counting in Tagalog.

Tagalog Cardinal Numbers

Cardinal numbers indicate the amount of something or numbers in counting. Most of the Tagalog number vocabulary is based on the numbers 1-10. Here are the Tagalog names for these numbers:

Numbers 1-10

Number

Tagalog Translation

0

sero / walâ ("none")

1

isá

2

dalawá

3

tatló

4

apat

5

limá

6

anim

7

pitó

8

waló

9

siyám

10

sampû

Numbers 11-20

Notice that the last word in these numbers is the same as the above chart. Adding any number 1-10 to the Tagalog word labíng creates a number 11-19. See the numbers written in Tagalog below:

Number

Tagalog Translation

11

labíng isá

12

labíng dalawá

13

labíng tatló

14

labíng apat

15

labíng limá

16

labíng anim

17

labíng pitó

18

labíng waló

19

labíng siyám

20

dalawámpû

Numbers 30-100 by Fives

As you get into larger numbers, you need to add additional number names. 30 (tatló na pû) becomes 31 (tatló na pû at isá) when you add 1 (isá) with the word and (at). In Tagalog, you can shorten these numbers with informal contractions (tatlóng pû't isá) for easier conversation.

Here are some examples of both formal and informal spelling for numbers in Tagalog:

Number

Formal Spelling

Informal Spelling

30

tatló na pû

tatlumpu

35

tatlóng pû't limá

tatlumput limá

40

ápat na pû

apatnaput

45

ápat na pû't limá

apatnaput limá

50

limáng pû

limámpu

55

limáng pû't limá

limámput limá

60

anim na pû

animnapu

65

anim na pû't limá

animnaput limá

70

pitóng pû

pitumpu

75

pitóng pû't limá

pitumput limá

80

walóng pû

walumpu

85

walóng pû't limá

walumput limá

90

siyám na pû

siyámnapû

95

siyám na pû't lima

siyámnapût limá

100

isá na daán

isang daan

Larger Numbers

Using the same number system as before, keep going up through the hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, and trillions. Notice how the informal spelling shortens daán at ("100 and") to daa't.

Number

Formal Spelling

Informal Spelling

200

dalawá

dalawá

210

dalawá na daán at limáng pû

dalawáng daa't sampû

300

tatló na daán

tatlóng daán

320

tatló na daán at dalawámpû

tatlóng daa't dalawámpû

400

apata na daán

apat na daán

430

apata na daán at tatló na pû

apat na daa't tatlumpu

500

limá na daán

limáng daán

540

limá na daán at ápat na pû

limáng daa't apatnaput

600

anim na daán

anim na daán (same spelling)

650

anim na daán at limáng pû

anim na daa't limámpu

700

pitó na daán

pitóng daán

760

pitó na daán at anim na pû

pitóng daa't animnapu

800

waló na daán

walóng daán

870

waló na daán at pitóng pû

walóng daa't pitumpu

900

siyám na daán

siyám na daán (same spelling)

980

siyám na daán at walóng pû

siyám na daa't walumpu

1,000

isá na libo

isang libo (or sánlibo)

1,500

isá na libo at limá na daán

isang libo at limáng daán

2,000

dalawá na libo

dalawáng libo

3,000

tatló na libo

tatlóng libo

4,000

apat na libo

apat na libo (same spelling)

5,000

limá na libo

limáng libo

10,000

sampû na libo

sampúng libo

50,000

limáng pû na libo

limámpung libo

100,000

isá na daán na libo

isang daáng libo

500,000

limá na daán na libo

limáng daáng libo

1,000,000

isá na milyón

isang milyón

5,000,000

limá na milyón

limáng milyon

10,000,000

sampû na milyón

sampûng milyón

50,000,000

limáng pû na milyón

limámpung milyón

100,000,000

isá na daán na milyón

sandaáng milyón

1,000,000,000

isá na bilyón

sambilyón

1,000,000,000,000

isá na trilyón

santrilyón

Tagalog Ordinal Numbers

When you want to list things in order, use ordinal numbers. In English, these words include first, second, third, etc. Check out these Tagalog words for ordinal numbers.

Number

Tagalog Translation

1st

una / ika-isá

2nd

ikalawá / pangalawa

3rd

ikatló

4th

pang-apat

5th

ikalimá

6th

pang-anim

7th

pampitó

8th

pangwaló

9th

ikasiyám

10th

ikasampû

Tagalog vs. Filipino Languages

The Tagalog and Filipino languages are very similar. Filipino, which is the official language of the Philippines, is the standardized version of the native language Tagalog. Filipino is also influenced by other languages spoken in the Philippines, including Spanish, English, and other Austronesian languages.

Learning a New Language

It's always exciting to learn a new language, especially a language as beautiful as Tagalog. Now that you know the basics of numbers and counting, try your luck with more words in Tagalog. You can also check out idioms in Tagalog that will make you sound like a native speaker in no time!

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