Javanese Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Javanese lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Javanese to help you practice your daily phrases.

CardinalJavaneseOrdinalJavanese
onesiji firstpertama
twoloro secondnomer loro
threetelu thirdnomer telu
fourpapat fourthnomer papat
fivelima fifthnomer lima
sixenem sixthnomer nem
sevenpitu seventhnomer pitu
eightwolu eighthnomer wolu
ninesanga ninthnomer sanga
tensepuluh tenthnomer sepuluh
elevensewelas eleventhnomer sewelas
twelverolas twelfthnomer rolas
thirteentelulas thirteenthnomer telulas
fourteenpatbelas onceping pisan
fifteenlimalas twiceping pindo
sixteennembelas MondaySenin
seventeenpitulas TuesdaySelasa
eighteenwolulas WednesdayRebo
nineteensangalas ThursdayKemis
twentyrongpuluh FridayJemuah
seventy onepitung puluh siji SaturdaySabtu
one hundredsatus SundayMinggu

Numbers Grammar Rules

Javanese cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Javanese. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + RulesJavanese
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
Aku duwe asu cacahe telu
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
anak wadonku duwe kucing cacahe loro
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
dheweke bisa ngomong kanthi pitung basa
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
sedulur lanangku duwe anak lanang siji
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
iki pelajaran kapindhoku
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
apa kowe maca buku katelu?

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow
sapi
goat
goat
wedus
donkey
donkey
keledai
horse
horse
jaran
dog
dog
asu
cat
cat
kucing
mouse
mouse
tikus
bird
bird
manuk

Conversation in Javanese

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

EnglishJavanese
Where are you from?Saka ngendi asalmu?
I'm from the U.SAku saka A.S.
I'm AmericanAku saka Amerika
Where do you live?Kowe dumunung ing ngendi?
I live in the U.SAku urip ing A.S.
What do you do for a living?Lha lagi ngapa ana kana?
I'm a studentAku sekolah

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Javanese? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Javanese Gender       Javanese Gender

Javanese Phrases       Javanese Phrases


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