Learn numbers in Telugu
Knowing numbers in Telugu is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Telugu. Learning to count in Telugu may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Telugu is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Telugu.
It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Telugu?
belongs to the Dravidian languages family, and more precisely to its South-Central group. Spoken in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Yanam of India, it is written in the Telugu script, an abugida with 16 vowels, 3 vowel modifiers, and 41 consonants. Telugu counts about 81 million speakers.
List of numbers in Telugu
Here is a list of numbers in Telugu. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Telugu from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Telugu. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Telugu.
- 1) ౧ ఒకటి (okaṭi)
- 2) ౨ రెండు (reṇḍu)
- 3) ౩ మూడు (mūḍu)
- 4) ౪ నాలుగు (nālugu)
- 5) ౫ అయిదు (ayidu)
- 6) ౬ ఆరు (āru)
- 7) ౭ ఏడు (ēḍu)
- 8) ౮ ఎనిమిది (enimidi)
- 9) ౯ తొమ్మిది (tommidi)
- 10) ౧౦ పది (padi)
- 11) ౧౧ పదకొండు (padakoṇḍu)
- 12) ౧౨ పన్నెండు (panneṇḍu)
- 13) ౧౩ పదమూడు (padamūḍu)
- 14) ౧౪ పధ్నాలుగు (padhnālugu)
- 15) ౧౫ పదునయిదు (padunayidu)
- 16) ౧౬ పదహారు (padahāru)
- 17) ౧౭ పదిహేడు (padihēḍu)
- 18) ౧౮ పధ్ధెనిమిది (padhdhenimidi)
- 19) ౧౯ పందొమ్మిది (paṅdommidi)
- 20) ౨౦ ఇరవై (iravai)
- 30) ౩౦ ముప్పై (muppai)
- 40) ౪౦ నలభై (nalabhai)
- 50) ౫౦ యాభై (yābhai)
- 60) ౬౦ అరవై (aravai)
- 70) ౭౦ డెబ్బై (ḍebbai)
- 80) ౮౦ ఎనభై (enabhai)
- 90) ౯౦ తొంభై (tombhai)
- 100) ౧౦౦ వంద (vanda)
- 1,000) ౧,౦౦౦ వెయ్యి (veyyi)
- one hundred thousand) ౧,౦౦,౦౦౦ లక్ష (lakṣa)
Numbers in Telugu: Telugu numbering rules
Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Telugu is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Telugu you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Telugu with ease.
The way numbers are formed in Telugu is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Telugu. Also, learning how to number in Telugu yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Telugu at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Telugu
Digits from zero to nine have specific words: సున్న (౦, sunna) , ఒకటి (౧, okaṭi) , రెండు (౨, reṇḍu) , మూడు (౩, mūḍu) , నాలుగు (౪, nālugu) , అయిదు (౫, ayidu) , ఆరు (౬, āru) , ఏడు (౭, ēḍu) , ఎనిమిది (౮, enimidi) , and తొమ్మిది (౯, tommidi) .
Tens have specific names too, but starting with the root of the multiplier digit, except for ten and twenty: పది (౧౦, padi) , ఇరవై (౨౦, iravai) , ముప్పై (౩౦, muppai) , నలభై (౪౦, nalabhai) , యాభై (౫౦, yābhai) , అరవై (౬౦, aravai) , డెబ్బై (౭౦, ḍebbai) , ఎనభై (౮౦, enabhai) , and తొంభై (౯౦, tombhai) .
Teens are formed starting with the root of the word for ten (ప, pad or pan), followed by the unit with no space, except for eleven and twelve: పదకొండు (౧౧, padakoṇḍu) , పన్నెండు (౧౨, panneṇḍu) , పదమూడు (౧౩, padamūḍu) , పధ్నాలుగు (౧౪, padhnālugu) , పదునయిదు (౧౫, padunayidu) , పదహారు (౧౬, padahāru) , పదిహేడు (౧౭, padihēḍu) , పధ్ధెనిమిది (౧౮, padhdhenimidi) , and పందొమ్మిది (౧౯, paṅdommidi) .
Compound numbers above twenty-one are formed starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: ఇరవై ఎనిమిది / iravai enimidi [౨౮ / 28], యాభై ఏడు / yābhai ēḍu [౫౭ / 57]).
One hundred is వంద (౧౦౦, vanda) , and one thousand is వెయ్యి (౧,౦౦౦, veyyi) [1,000].
The Indian counting system (or more exactly the counting system the Indian subcontinent) groups the decimals by three only up to one thousand, then groups them by two beyond. This notation, coming from the Vedic Numeration System, applies to Telugu. The large numbers are named as follow:
- లక్ష (lakṣa): 1,00,000 (one hundred thousand, or 105);
- పది లక్షల (padi lakṣala): 10,00,000 (one million, or 106);
- కోటి (kōṭi): 1,00,00,000 (ten million, or 107);
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