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Kamusta kayo, ako si Mayumi. Hi everybody! I’m Mayumi.
Welcome to FilipinoPod101.com’s “Filipino sa 3 minuto”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Filipino.
In the last lesson, we learned the numbers from “isa” to “labinsiyam”. Do you remember them? Well, let’s not stop there! Now I’ll give you the tens:
[slowly] Dalawampu
[slowly] Tatlumpu
[slowly] Apatnapu
[slowly] Limampu
[slowly] Animnapu
[slowly] Pitumpu
[slowly] Walumpu
[slowly] Siyamnapu
Just like 11 to 19 from the last lesson, the tens also has a common formula. It is: the numbers 1 to 9 + connector + “pu.”
As I mentioned, the connector is usually “na” if the letter before it is a consonant and “ng” if the letter before it is a vowel.
I also mentioned that if a “p” follows the “ng” connector, then it becomes an “m”.
Now, here’s one more thing: if the vowel before “ng” is an “o” then that also changes and becomes a “u”, just like in tatlumpu, limampu and so on.
Finally, one last thing to note is that for the number 10 we say “sampu” and not “isampu.”
Are you ready to try making compound numbers out of the numbers we’ve learned? I promise it’s easier!
How would you say “fifty-six” in Filipino? Let’s take it step-by-step. "Fifty" is limampu. Just add “and,” “at,” in it’s contracted form and then "six", anim. So it will be: “limampu’t anim”
Done! Isn’t that easy?
Let’s try another number, for instance, "ninety-eight."
Take "ninety", siyamnapu and add “at” in it’s contracted form then "eight", walo:
Siyamnapu’t walo!
Ready for more challenge?
How do we say 100 in Filipino? It is “isang daan.”
That is “isa” which is, “one,” followed by the connector “ng,” then “daan” which is “hundred”.
Now let’s try counting up to 999!
For compound numbers in the hundreds, the formula is: “numbers 1-9” + connector + daan + “numbers 20 to 99” For example 169 is isang daan animnapu’t siyam. One thing to note is that daan becomes raan when the “na” connector is used. Apat na raan siyamnapu’t dalawa. 492.
For compound numbers with 1-19, you have to add an “at” after saying the hundred. For example 401 is apat na raan at isa.
And now it’s time for Mayumi’s Tips.
Conjugation may be the trickiest part in learning Filipino. But it is done mostly to make sentences sound more natural and easier to pronounce. So don’t worry if you can’t nail it down yet, people will still understand you. Just keep practicing and you’ll get the hang of it.
Can you believe it? After only two lessons, you can now count up to 999 in Filipino!
In the next lesson we are going to put your number knowledge to use! Do you have all the skills you need to go shopping in the Philippines? Let’s learn it together in the next Filipino sa 3 minuto lesson!
Hanggang sa muli!