Tagalog Numbers in Use

Tagalog, English and Spanish-derived numbers are often used interchangeably. The tables below show the preferred language(s) in everyday conversation.

Dates

October 3 (three)

1970 (nineteen seventy)

Time

limang minuto, five minutes

limang oras, five hours

Clock time

three o’clock, alas tres

Age

tatlong taon, three years old

Percentage

sampung porsyento, ten percent

Money

1 – piso

2 – dalawang piso, two pesos

10 – sampung piso, ten pesos

20 – dalawampung piso, twenty pesos, bente pesos

50 – limampung piso, fifty pesos, singkwenta pesos

75 – seventy-five pesos

100 – sandaang piso, one hundred pesos

Length

limang metro, five meters

limang kilometro, five kilometers

Volume

limang kutsarita, five teaspoons

limang kutsara, five tablespoons

limang tasa, five cups

limang litro, five liters

limang galon, five gallons

Weight

limang kilo, five kilos

five pounds

Addresses

5 (five) Ipil Street

1100 (one one zero zero)

Grade levels

grade one

fourth year

Other

limang pares (5 pairs)

limang dosena (5 dozens)

See also: Cardinal numbers (p. 236), Clock time (p. 266)

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