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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 phrase Magkano ito? How much is this? In this lesson let’s see how we could answer that question by counting peso in Filipino.
In the Philippines the currency is the Philippine Peso. In Filipino we say it as “Piso.”
Now, let’s see the denominations of the “Piso.”
For coins there are:
isang sentimo, 1 cent
singko sentimos, 5 cents
diyes sentimos, 10 cents
bentsingko sentimos, 25 cents
piso, 1 peso
limang piso, 5 pesos
sampung piso, 10 pesos
For bills, here are the denominations:
dalawampung piso, 20 pesos
limampung piso, 50 pesos:
sang daang piso, 100 pesos
dalawang daang piso, 200 pesos
limang daang piso, 500 pesos
and finally
sang libong piso, 1000 pesos
As you might have noticed counting cents involves a different counting system than the Filipino one. If you guessed that it’s the Spanish way of counting then you are right!
The Philippines was under Spanish colonial rule for over three hundred years and it isn’t uncommon that some Spanish words are still being used today. However, the spelling could be different at times.
Aside from the cents, here are some of the Spanish numbers which you might encounter when dealing with prices.
15: kinse
20: beynte
25: bentsingko
30: trenta
40: kwarenta
50: singkwenta
They are usually said on there own without the currency. However when said with it, we don’t say “piso,” but rather, “pesos.”
For example: beynte pesos
Now let’s try to say prices in Filipino. Let’s start with
"34 Pesos and 50 cents."
Talumpu’t apat na piso at singkwenta sentimos.
Again, we use a connector between the number and piso. Then, we add “at” meaning “and” in between the “piso” and the “sentimo”
[slowly] Talumpu’t apat na piso at singkwenta sentimos.
Here’s another example.
"268 Pesos and 75 cents."
Dalawangdaan animnapu’t walong piso at setenta singko sentimos.
[slowly] Dalawangdaan animnapu’t walong piso at setenta singko sentimos.
Are you up for a challenge? Let’s try to say prices in thousands!
“5,137 pesos and 5 cents”
Limang libo isang daan tatlumpu’t pitong piso at singko sentimos.
[slowly] Limang libo isang daan tatlumpu’t pitong piso at singko sentimos.
So how do you say 1 Million Pesos in Filipino? That would be “isang milyong piso!” Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Now it’s time for Mayumi’s Tips.
It is very common to use English for prices in the Philippines especially for bigger ones and we also have shortened versions for them.
For example we say one-fifty for one hundred and fifty. Also, for thousands with a following hundreds denomination, like 1,500, we say one-five. This will not work, however, for thousands followed by tens. For example: you cannot say two-twenty for 2,020 because that will mean 220.
You should ask your friends in the Philippines if they want to go shopping with you to practice these phrases! But first you’ll have to check if they have other plans or not. Do you know how to ask that in Filipino? If not, I’ll see you in the next Filipino sa 3 minuto lesson. Hanggang sa muli!


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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How do you say "It's 30 pesos" in Filipino?!

Sunday at 09:37 PM
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Hi Cedric!

Tama ka~ good job! If you ever have questions, feel free to ask and leave a comment. Salamat!


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Saturday at 10:54 PM
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ito ay tatlumpung/trenta piso