Sundanese Numbers

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

Cardinal and Ordinal
Sundanese
one
hiji
first
kahiji
two
dua
second
kadua
three
tilu
third
katilu
four
opat
fourth
kaopat
five
lima
fifth
kalima
six
genep
sixth
kagenep
seven
tujuh
seventh
katujuh
eight
dalapan
eighth
kadalapan
nine
salapan
ninth
kasalapan
ten
sapuluh
tenth
kasapuluh
eleven
sabelas
eleventh
kasabelas
twelve
duabelas
twelfth
kaduabelas
thirteen
tilubelas
thirteenth
katilubelas
fourteen
opatbelas
once
sakali
fifteen
limabelas
twice
dua kali
sixteen
genepbelas
Monday
senen
seventeen
tujuhbelas
Tuesday
salasa
eighteen
dalapanbelas
Wednesday
rebo
nineteen
salapanbelas
Thursday
kemis
twenty
duapuluh
Friday
juma'ah
seventy one
tujuhpuluh hiji
Saturday
saptu
one hundred
saratus
Sunday
minggon

Numbers Grammar Rules

Sundanese 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 Sundanese. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Sundanese
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
abdi gaduh anjing tilu
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
murangkalih istri abdi gaduh ucing dua
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
anjeuna tiasa nyarios tujuh basa
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
raka/rayi pameget abdi gaduh murangkalih hiji
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
ieu the pelajaran abdi anu kadua
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
buku nu katilu tos diaos teu acan?

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

cow
cow
sapi
goat
goat
embe
donkey
donkey
kalde
horse
horse
kuda
dog
dog
anjing
cat
cat
ucing
mouse
mouse
beurit
bird
bird
manuk

Conversation in Sundanese

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
Sundanese
Where are you from?
dupi kawit ti mana?
I'm from the U.S
abdi ti amerika
I'm American
abdi orang amerika
Where do you live?
dupi linggih palih mana?
I live in the U.S
abdi linggih di amerika
What do you do for a living?
dupi padamelan kana naon?
I'm a student
abdi sakola keneh

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Sundanese? 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.

Sundanese Gender   Sundanese Gender

Sundanese Phrases   Sundanese Phrases



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