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Indonesian Numbers - Cardinal and Ordinal

This page contains a table including the following: Indonesian Numbers and numerals cardinal and ordinal. Try to memorize them because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn Indonesian page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.


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.

English Numbers Indonesian Numbers
 
0Nol
1Satu
2Dua
3Tiga
4Empat
5Lima
6Enam
7Tujuh
8Delapan
9Sembilan
10Sepuluh
11Sebelas
12Dua belas
20Dua puluh
100Seratus
1000Seribu
2000Dua ribu
12Dua belas ribu
300Tiga ratus ribu
1.000.000Sejuta
2.000.000Dua juta

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
     
    1stPertama/ Kesatu
    2ndKedua
    3rdKetiga
    4thKeempat
    5thKelima
    6thKeenam
    7thKetujuh
    8thKedelapan
    9thKesembilan
    10thKesepuluh
    11thKesebelas
    12thKeduabelas
    20thKetigabelas
    100thKeseratus

    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.



    I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Indonesian Numbers, and numerals ..., Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation.


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