Indonesian Cardinal Numbers
The meaning of cardinal numbers is digits such as 3 or 11 or 630 or any other number used in counting to indicate quantity but not order. The following table shows how you can use the cardinal numbers in Indonesian.
|12||Dua belas ribu|
|300||Tiga ratus ribu|
Examples of cardinal numbers:
- 37 = Tiga puluh tujuh
- 111 = seratus sebelas
- 2743 = dua ribu tujuh ratus empat puluh tiga
- 8015 = delapan ribu lima belas
- 17432 = tujuh belas ribu empat ratus tiga puluh dua
- 408305 = empat ratus delapan ribu tiga ratus lima
Indonesian Ordinal Numbers
First, second, third, etc., are ordinal numbers in English as well as in Indonesian. They can be written as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc...As you will notice in the form below, in order to form ordinal numbers in series, you only need to attach the prefix "ke-", then the number itself. Except for pertama ("1st"), you can spell out the number or just write the digits (like the ones in parentheses).
|Indonesian Ordinal Numbers
Indonesian Cardinal numbers are used more often than ordinal numbers; therefore they need more attention, so try to memorize them by heart. Make sure to check our Learn Indonesian page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.
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