Numbers in Chavacano

Learn numbers in Chavacano

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

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 Chavacano?

Chavacano or Chabacano, also known as Philippine Creole Spanish, is a Spanish-based creole language spoken in the Philippines. It has a Spanish vocabulary and a grammar based on Tagalog and Cebuano, with some Hiligaynon (or Ilonggo), Italian and Portuguese influences. It counts six different dialects (Zamboangueño in Zamboanga City, Davaoeño Zamboangueño or Castellano Abakay in Davao, Ternateño in Ternate, Caviteño in Cavite City, Cotabateño in Cotabato City and Ermiteño in Ermita), and about 485,000 speakers. Chavacano numerals are the same as Spanish, with the exception of one, one hundred and one thousand, which have slightly different grammatical rules.

List of numbers in Chavacano

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

  • 1) uno
  • 2) dos
  • 3) tres
  • 4) cuatro
  • 5) cinco
  • 6) seis
  • 7) siete
  • 8) ocho
  • 9) nueve
  • 10) diez
  • 11) once
  • 12) doce
  • 13) trece
  • 14) catorce
  • 15) quince
  • 16) dieciséis
  • 17) diecisiete
  • 18) dieciocho
  • 19) diecinueve
  • 20) veinte
  • 30) treinta
  • 40) cuarenta
  • 50) cinquenta
  • 60) sesenta
  • 70) setenta
  • 80) ochenta
  • 90) noventa
  • 100) ciento
  • 1,000) un mil
  • one million) un millón
  • one billion) un billón
  • one trillion) un trillón

Numbers in Chavacano: Chavacano numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from zero to fifteen are rendered by specific words: cero [0], uno [1], dos [2], tres [3], cuatro [4], cinco [5], seis [6], siete [7], ocho [8], nueve [9], diez [10], once [11], doce [12], trece [13], catorce [14], quince [15]. Compound numbers from sixteen to twenty-nine are regular, as they are named after the ten (or the twenty) and the unit digit. Diez y seis [10 and 6] is phonetically shortened with an apocope as dieciséis. The same applies up to twenty-nine: diecisiete [10 and 7], dieciocho [10 and 8]… veintinueve [20 and 9].
  • The tens have specific names based on their multiplier digit root except for ten and twenty: diez [10], veinte [20], treinta [30], cuarenta [40], cinquenta [50], sesenta [60], setenta [70], ochenta [80], and noventa [90].
  • The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (ciento, and cientos in plural) separated with a space (a difference with Spanish), except for one hundred and five hundred: ciento [100], dos cientos [200], tres cientos [300], cuatro cientos [400], quinientos [500], seis cientos [600], sete cientos [700], ocho cientos [800], and nueve cientos [900]. Unlike in Castilian, the word cien is not used in Chabacano, as it is rendered by ciento, thus being a more regular language.
  • Tens and units are linked with y (and) (e.g.: cuarenta y seis [46]).
  • Thousands are formed putting the multiplier digit before the word fot thousand (mil) separated with a space, including one thousand itself (which is different from Spanish): un mil [1,000], dos mil [2,000], tres mil [3,000], cuatro mil [4,000], cinco mil [5,000]…
  • The Chavacano language uses the short scale system for creating large numbers names, in which every new word greater than a million is one thousand times bigger than the previous term. The word for million is millón, then we have un billón (109, the US billion), un trillón (1012, trillion), un cuatrillón (1015, quatrillion)…
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