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.

Cardinal Javanese Ordinal Javanese
one siji first pertama
two loro second nomer loro
three telu third nomer telu
four papat fourth nomer papat
five lima fifth nomer lima
six enem sixth nomer nem
seven pitu seventh nomer pitu
eight wolu eighth nomer wolu
nine sanga ninth nomer sanga
ten sepuluh tenth nomer sepuluh
eleven sewelas eleventh nomer sewelas
twelve rolas twelfth nomer rolas
thirteen telulas thirteenth nomer telulas
fourteen patbelas once ping pisan
fifteen limalas twice ping pindo
sixteen nembelas Monday Senin
seventeen pitulas Tuesday Selasa
eighteen wolulas Wednesday Rebo
nineteen sangalas Thursday Kemis
twenty rongpuluh Friday Jemuah
seventy one pitung puluh siji Saturday Sabtu
one hundred satus Sunday Minggu

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 + Rules Javanese
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.

English Javanese
Where are you from? Saka ngendi asalmu?
I'm from the U.S Aku saka A.S.
I'm American Aku saka Amerika
Where do you live? Kowe dumunung ing ngendi?
I live in the U.S Aku urip ing A.S.
What do you do for a living? Lha lagi ngapa ana kana?
I'm a student Aku 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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