Numbers in Kazakh

Learn numbers in Kazakh

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

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 Kazakh?

Kazakh (қазақ тілі in Cyrillic, transliterated in qazaq tili in Latin alphabet) belongs to the Turkic language family, more specifically to the Kipchak languages branch. Official language in Kazakhstan, it is also spoken in the Altai Republic of Russia, and in the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang, China. The Kazakh language counts about 15 million speakers, and can be written in Cyrillic, Latin and Arabic script. However, since october 2017, a presidential decree in Kazakhstan ordered an expanded version of the Roman alphabet to have replaced the Cyrillic script by 2025.

List of numbers in Kazakh

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

  • 1) бір (bir)
  • 2) екі (eki)
  • 3) үш (üş)
  • 4) төрт (tört)
  • 5) бес (bes)
  • 6) алты (altı)
  • 7) жеті (jeti)
  • 8) сегіз (segiz)
  • 9) тоғыз (toğız)
  • 10) он (on)
  • 11) он бір (on bir)
  • 12) он екі (on eki)
  • 13) он үш (on üş)
  • 14) он төрт (on tört)
  • 15) он бес (on bes)
  • 16) он алты (on altı)
  • 17) он жеті (on jeti)
  • 18) он сегіз (on segiz)
  • 19) он тоғыз (on toğız)
  • 20) жиырма (jïırma)
  • 30) отыз (otız)
  • 40) қырық (qırıq)
  • 50) елу (elw)
  • 60) алпыс (alpıs)
  • 70) жетпіс (jetpis)
  • 80) сексен (seksen)
  • 90) тоқсан (toqsan)
  • 100) жүз (jüz)
  • 1,000) мың (mıñ)
  • one million) миллион (mïllïon)
  • one billion) миллиард (mïllïard)

Numbers in Kazakh: Kazakh numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely нөл (nöl) [0], бір (bir) [1], екі (eki) [2], үш (üş) [3], төрт (tört) [4], бес (bes) [5], алты (altı) [6], жеті (jeti) [7], сегіз (segiz) [8], and тоғыз (toğız) [9].
  • The tens have specific names from ten to fifty, names based on the multiplier digit root from sixty to ninety: он (on) [10], жиырма (jïırma) [20], отыз (otız) [30], қырық (qırıq) [40], елу (elw) [50], алпыс (alpıs) [60], жетпіс (jetpis) [70], сексен (seksen) [80], and тоқсан (toqsan) [90].
  • Numbers up to ninety-nine are built by spelling out the ten, then the digit (e.g.: жиырма жеті (jïırma jeti) [27], елу төрт (elw tört) [54]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (жүз, jüz), separated with a space, except for one hundred: жүз (jüz) [100], екі жүз (eki jüz) [200], үш жүз (üş jüz) [300], төрт жүз (tört jüz) [400], бес жүз (bes jüz) [500], алты жүз (altı jüz) [600], жеті жүз (jeti jüz) [700], сегіз жүз (segiz jüz) [800], and тоғыз жүз (toğız jüz) [900]
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (мың, mıñ), separated with a space, except for one thousand: мың (mıñ) [1,000], екі мың (eki mıñ) [2,000], үш мың (üş mıñ) [3,000], төрт мың (tört mıñ) [4,000], бес мың (bes mıñ) [5,000], алты мың (altı mıñ) [6,000], жеті мың (jeti mıñ) [7,000], сегіз мың (segiz mıñ) [8,000], and тоғыз мың (toğız mıñ) [9,000]
  • The word for million is миллион (mïllïon), and the word for billion, миллиард (mïllïard).
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