Numbers in Kyrgyz

Learn numbers in Kyrgyz

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

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 Kyrgyz?

Kyrgyz (Кыргызча, قىرعىز تئلى, Qırğızça), also spelled Kirghiz, Kirgiz, or Qirghiz, belongs to the Turkic languages family, and more precisely to the Kipchak branch (with Kazakh, Tatar, and Bashkir, among others). Official language of Kyrgyzstan, it is also a minority language in the Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, China (where it is written with an Arabic alphabet), and in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz language counts about 4.3 milions speakers. We use on this page the PAU romanization system developped by the Pamukkale University in Turkey, based on the Turkish alphabet.

List of numbers in Kyrgyz

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

  • 1) бир (bir)
  • 2) эки (eki)
  • 3) үч (üç)
  • 4) төрт (tört)
  • 5) беш (beş)
  • 6) алты (altı)
  • 7) жети (jeti)
  • 8) сегиз (segiz)
  • 9) тогуз (toguz)
  • 10) он (on)
  • 11) он бир (on bir)
  • 12) он эки (on eki)
  • 13) он үч (on üç)
  • 14) он төрт (on tört)
  • 15) он беш (on beş)
  • 16) он алты (on altı)
  • 17) он жети (on jeti)
  • 18) он сегиз (on segiz)
  • 19) он тогуз (toguz)
  • 20) жыйырма (jıyırma)
  • 30) отуз (otuz)
  • 40) кырк (kırk)
  • 50) элүү (elüü)
  • 60) алтымыш (altımış)
  • 70) жетимиш (jetimiş)
  • 80) сексен (seksen)
  • 90) токсон (tokson)
  • 100) жүз (jüz)
  • 1,000) миң (miŋ)

Numbers in Kyrgyz: Kyrgyz numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely нөл (nöl) [0], бир (bir) [1], эки (eki) [2], үч (üç) [3], төрт (tört) [4], беш (beş) [5], алты (altı) [6], жети (jeti) [7], сегиз (segiz) [8], and тогуз (toguz) [9].
  • Tens have specific names from ten to fifty, and names based on the multiplier digit root from sixty to ninety: он (on) [10], жыйырма (jıyırma) [20], отуз (otuz) [30], кырк (kırk) [40], элүү (elüü) [50], алтымыш (altımış) [60], жетимиш (jetimiş) [70], сексен (seksen) [80], and токсон (tokson) [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: отуз сегиз (otuz segiz) [38], жетимиш беш (jetimiş beş) [75]).
  • Hundreds are formed setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (жүз / jüz), except for one hundred: жүз (jüz) [100], эки жүз (eki jüz) [200], үч жүз (üç jüz) [300], төрт жүз (tört jüz) [400], беш жүз (beş jüz) [500], алты жүз (altı jüz) [600], жети жүз (jeti jüz) [700], сегиз жүз (segiz jüz) [800], and тогуз жүз (toguz jüz) [900].
  • Thousands are formed setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (миң / miŋ), except for one thousand: миң (miŋ) [1,000], эки миң (eki miŋ) [2,000], үч миң (üç miŋ) [3,000], төрт миң (tört miŋ) [4,000], беш миң (beş miŋ) [5,000], алты миң (altı miŋ) [6,000], жети миң (jeti miŋ) [7,000], сегиз миң (segiz miŋ) [8,000], and тогуз миң (toguz miŋ) [9,000].
  • The word for million is миллион (million) [106].
  • The word for billion is миллиард (milliard) [109].
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