Numbers in Sranan Tongo

Learn numbers in Sranan Tongo

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

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 Sranan Tongo?

Sranan (Sranan Tongo, meaning language of Suriname) is a creole language spoken as a lingua franca in Suriname. It counts about 300,000 speakers, of which 120,000 as a first language. Classified as an English-based creole language, its lexicon is based on English, Dutch, Portuguese and Central and West African languages.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000,000 in Sranan Tongo. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Sranan Tongo

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

  • 1) wan
  • 2) tu
  • 3) dri
  • 4) fo
  • 5) feifi
  • 6) siksi
  • 7) seibi
  • 8) aiti
  • 9) neigi
  • 10) tin
  • 11) erfu
  • 12) twarfu
  • 13) tin-na-dri
  • 14) tin-na-fo
  • 15) tin-na-feifi
  • 16) tin-na-siksi
  • 17) tin-na-seibi
  • 18) tin-na-aiti
  • 19) tin-na-neigi
  • 20) tutenti
  • 30) dritenti
  • 40) fotenti
  • 50) feifitenti
  • 60) siksitenti
  • 70) seibitenti
  • 80) aititenti
  • 90) neigitenti
  • 100) wan hondru
  • 1,000) wan dunsu
  • one million) wan milyun

Numbers in Sranan Tongo: Sranan Tongo numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely wan [1], tu [2], dri [3], fo [4], feifi [5], siksi [6], seibi [7], aiti [8], and neigi [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed regularly by saying the word for ten (tin), then the locative preposition na (on) separated with hyphens, and the digit unit, except for eleven and twelve: erfu [11], twarfu [12], tin-na-dri [13], tin-na-fo [14], tin-na-feifi [15], tin-na-siksi [16], tin-na-seibi [17], tin-na-aiti [18], and tin-na-neigi [19].
  • Tens are formed by prefixing the plural form of the word for ten (tenti) with its multiplier digit, except for ten itself: tin [10], tutenti [20], dritenti [30], fotenti [40], feifitenti [50], siksitenti [60], seibitenti [70], aititenti [80], and neigitenti [90].
  • Compound numbers above twenty are formed by stating the ten, then the locative preposition na (on), and the unit digit separated with hyphens (e.g.: tutenti-na-wan [21], dritenti-na-siksi [36]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (hondru) separated with a space: wan hondru [100], tu hondru [200], dri hondru [300], fo hondru [400], feifi hondru [500], siksi hondru [600], seibi hondru [700], aiti hondru [800], and neigi hondru [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by linking the hundred and the following ten or unit with the conjunction nanga (with, and) (e.g.: wan hondru nanga wan [101], tu hondru nanga tin-na-fo [214]).
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (dunsu) separated with a space: wan dunsu [1,000], tu dunsu [2,000], dri dunsu [3,000], fo dunsu [4,000], feifi dunsu [5,000]…
  • The word for million is milyun.
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