Numbers in Northern Kurdish

Learn numbers in Northern Kurdish

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

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 Northern Kurdish?

Northern Kurdish, or Kurmanji (Kurmancî), is the most spoken dialect of Kurdish, which belongs to the Iranian group of the Indo-European language family. Spoken in all four parts of Greater Kurdistan, it is spoken by 80% of all Kurds, ie. about 9 million people, in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey, Syria, Iran and Irak. It can be written in Latin alphabet (Latin Kurmanjî or Unified Kurdish), or in Cyrillic alphabet (Cyrillic Kurmanjí).

List of numbers in Northern Kurdish

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

  • 1) yek
  • 2) du
  • 3)
  • 4) çar
  • 5) pênc
  • 6) şeş
  • 7) heft
  • 8) heşt
  • 9) neh
  • 10) deh
  • 11) yanzdeh
  • 12) dwanzdeh
  • 13) sêzdeh
  • 14) çardeh
  • 15) panzdeh
  • 16) şanzdeh
  • 17) hivdeh
  • 18) hijdeh
  • 19) nozdeh
  • 20) bîst
  • 30)
  • 40) çil
  • 50) pêncî
  • 60) şêst
  • 70) heftê
  • 80) heştê
  • 90) nod
  • 100) sed
  • 1,000) hezar
  • one million) milyon

Numbers in Northern Kurdish: Northern Kurdish numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely sifir [0], yek [1], du/didu [2], /sisê [3], çar [4], pênc [5], şeş [6], heft [7], heşt [8], and neh [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are made by setting the unit digit root before the word for ten (deh), with no space: yanzdeh/yazde(h) [11], dwanzdeh [12], sêzdeh [13], çardeh [14], panzdeh/pazdeh [15], şanzdeh/şazdeh [16], hivdeh [17], hijdeh [18], and nozdeh [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the multipliers digits roots, except for ten and twenty: deh [10], bîst [20], [30], çil [40], pêncî [50], şêst [60], heftê [70], heştê [80], and nod [90].
  • The hundreds are built by telling the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (sed), with no space (e.g.: pêncsed [500], şeşsed [600]).
  • The thousands are built by telling the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (hezar), with an exception for five thousand (e.g.: çar hezar [4,000], pênj hezar [5,000], şeş hezar [6,000]).
  • Compound numbers are built by spelling out the ten, then the digit, united with the word û (e.g.: sî û du [32], heftê û yek [71]). The rule is the same between hundred and ten or unit, and between thousand and hundred (e.g.: sed û yek [101], hezar û dused [1,200]).
  • There are also specific words for one hundred thousand (lek [100,000]), and five hundred thousands (kirûr [500,000]).
  • One million is milyon.
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