Numbers in Guarani

Learn numbers in Guarani

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

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 Guarani?

The Guarani language (avañe’ẽ) belongs to the Tupi–Guarani branch of the Tupian language family. Mostly spoken in Paraguay where it is co-official with Spanish, but also in communities in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, it is also one of the official languages of the Mercosur trade bloc alongside Spanish and Portuguese. Guarani counts about 4.85 million speakers.

List of numbers in Guarani

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

  • 1) peteĩ
  • 2) mokõi
  • 3) mbohapy
  • 4) irundy
  • 5) po
  • 6) poteĩ
  • 7) pokõi
  • 8) poapy
  • 9) porundy
  • 10) pa
  • 11) pateĩ
  • 12) pakõi
  • 13) paapy
  • 14) parundy
  • 15) papo
  • 16) papoteĩ
  • 17) papokõi
  • 18) papoapy
  • 19) paporundy
  • 20) mokõipa
  • 30) mbohapypa
  • 40) irundypa
  • 50) popa
  • 60) poteĩpa
  • 70) pokõipa
  • 80) poapypa
  • 90) porundypa
  • 100) sa
  • 1,000) su
  • one million) sua

Numbers in Guarani: Guarani numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to one are rendered by specific words: mba’eve [0], peteĩ [1], mokõi [2], mbohapy [3], irundy [4], po (which also means hand) [5], poteĩ [6], pokõi [7], poapy [8], and porundy [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (pa) with no space, except for ten itself: pa [10], mokõipa [20], mbohapypa [30], irundypa [40], popa [50], poteĩpa [60], pokõipa [70], poapypa [80], and porundypa [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the unit with no space for the teens, and separated with a space from twenty-one to ninety-nine (e.g.: papoteĩ [16], mokõipa pokõi [27]).
  • Hundreds are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for hundred (sa) with no space, except for one hundred: sa [100], mokõisa [200], mbohapysa [300], irundysa [400], posa [500], poteĩsa [600], pokõisa [700], poapysa [800], and porundysa [900].
  • Thousands are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for thousand (su) with no space, except for one thousand: su [1,000], mokõisu [2,000], mbohapysu [3,000], irundysu [4,000], posu [5,000], poteĩsu [6,000], pokõisu [7,000], poapysu [8,000], and porundysu [9,000].
  • The word for million is sua. Millions are formed regularly like hundreds and thousands, suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for million: sua [1,000,000], mokõisua [2,000,000], mbohapysua [3,000,000]…
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