Numbers in Azerbaijani

Learn numbers in Azerbaijani

Knowing numbers in Azerbaijani is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Azerbaijani. Learning to count in Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Azerbaijani.

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 Azerbaijani?

Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili), also known as Azeri, belongs to the Altaic language family. Official language in Azerbaijan (with about 20 million speakers), it is also spoken in Dagestan where it is written in cyrillic script and in northwestern Iran where it is written in the Persian alphabet.

List of numbers in Azerbaijani

Here is a list of numbers in Azerbaijani. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Azerbaijani.

  • 1) bir (бир)
  • 2) iki (ики)
  • 3) üç (үч)
  • 4) dörd (дөрд)
  • 5) beş (беш)
  • 6) altı (алты)
  • 7) yeddi (жедди)
  • 8) səkkiz (сәккиз)
  • 9) doqquz (доггуз)
  • 10) on (он)
  • 11) on bir (он бир)
  • 12) on iki (он ики)
  • 13) on uç (он уч)
  • 14) on dörd (он дөрд)
  • 15) on beş (он беш)
  • 16) on altı (он алты)
  • 17) on yeddi (он жедди)
  • 18) on səkkiz (он сәккиз)
  • 19) on doqquz (он доггуз)
  • 20) iyirmi (ижирми)
  • 30) otuz (отуз)
  • 40) qırx (qырx)
  • 50) əlli (әлли)
  • 60) altmış (алтмыш)
  • 70) yetmiş (жетмиш)
  • 80) səksən (сәксән)
  • 90) doxsan (доxсан)
  • 100) yüz (жүз)
  • 1,000) bir min (бир мин)
  • one million) bir milyon (бир милжон)
  • one billion) bir milyar (бир милжар)
  • one trillion) bir trilyon (бир трилжон)

Numbers in Azerbaijani: Azerbaijani numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Azerbaijani is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Azerbaijani is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Azerbaijani. Also, learning how to number in Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani 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 Azerbaijani

  • Digits from zero to ten are specific words, namely sıfır (сыфыр) [0], bir (бир) [1], iki (ики) [2], üç (үч) [3], dörd (дөрд) [4], beş (беш) [5], altı (алты) [6], yeddi (жедди) [7], səkkiz (сәккиз) [8], and doqquz (доггуз) [9].
  • The tens have specific names from ten to fifty, names based on the multiplier digit root from sixty to ninety: on (он) [10], iyirmi (ижирми) [20], otuz (отуз) [30], qırx (qырx) [40], əlli (әлли) [50], altmış (алтмыш) [60], yetmiş (жетмиш) [70], səksən (сәксән) [80], and doxsan (доxсан) [90].
  • Numbers up to ninety-nine are built by spelling out the ten, then the digit (e.g.: otuz iki (отуз ики) [32], yetmiş bir (жетмиш бир) [71]). Please note that üç (үч) [3] loses its umlaut when composed within a number (e.g.: on uç (он уч) [13]).
  • Hundreds are built by stating the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (yüz, жүз), except for one hundred itself: yüz (жүз) [100], iki yüz (ики жүз) [200], üç yüz (үч жүз) [300], dörd yüz (дөрд жүз) [400], beş yüz (беш жүз) [500], altı yüz (алты жүз) [600], yeddi yüz (жедди жүз) [700], səkkiz yüz (сәккиз жүз) [800], and doqquz yüz (доггуз жүз) [900].
  • Thousands are built by stating the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (min, мин), except for one thousand itself: min (мин) [1,000], iki min (ики мин мин) [2,000], üç min (үч мин) [3,000], dörd min (дөрд мин) [4,000], beş min (беш мин) [5,000], altı min (алты мин) [6,000], yeddi min (жедди мин) [7,000], səkkiz min (сәккиз мин) [8,000], and doqquz min (доггуз мин) [9,000].
  • Tens of thousands use the same structure, with the exception that the ten and the unit are not separated by a space (e.g.: on altı (он алты) [16], but onaltı min (оналты мин) [16,000]).
  • Azerbaijani language uses the short scale for big numbers, where every new word greater than a million is 1,000 times bigger than the previous term. Thus, bir milyar (бир милжар) is 109 (equivalent to the US billion), and bir trilyon (бир трилжон) is 1012 (equivalent to the US trillion).
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