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 and 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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