Numbers in Turkish

Learn numbers in Turkish

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

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 Turkish?

Turkish (türkçe) belongs to the Altaic language family. Official language in Turkey (with about 75 million speakers) and co-official in Cyprus, it is also spoken in some parts of Macedonia, Kosovo, Azerbaijan.

List of numbers in Turkish

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

  • 1) bir
  • 2) iki
  • 3) üç
  • 4) dört
  • 5) beş
  • 6) altı
  • 7) yedi
  • 8) sekiz
  • 9) dokuz
  • 10) on
  • 11) on bir
  • 12) on iki
  • 13) on üç
  • 14) on dört
  • 15) on beş
  • 16) on altı
  • 17) on yedi
  • 18) on sekiz
  • 19) on dokuz
  • 20) yirmi
  • 30) otuz
  • 40) kırk
  • 50) elli
  • 60) altmış
  • 70) yetmiş
  • 80) seksen
  • 90) doksan
  • 100) yüz
  • 1,000) bin
  • one million) bir milyon
  • one billion) bir milyar
  • one trillion) bir trilyon

Numbers in Turkish: Turkish numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely sıfır [0], bir [1], iki [2], üç [3], dört [4], beş [5], altı [6], yedi [7], sekiz [8], and dokuz [9].
  • The tens have specific names from ten to fifty, names based on the multiplier digit root from sixty to ninety: on [10], yirmi [20], otuz [30], kırk [40], elli [50], altmış [60], yetmiş [70], seksen [80], and doksan [90].
  • Compound numbers up to ninety-nine are built by spelling out the ten, then the digit (e.g.: otuz iki [32], yetmiş bir [71]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (yüz), separated with a space, except for one hundred: yüz [100], iki yüz [200], üç yüz [300], dört yüz [400], beş yüz [500], altı yüz [600], yedi yüz [700], sekiz yüz [800], and dokuz yüz [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (bin), separated with a space, except for one thousand: bin [1,000], iki bin [2,000], üç bin [3,000], dört bin [4,000], beş bin [5,000], altı bin [6,000], yedi bin [7,000], sekiz bin [8,000], and dokuz bin [9,000].
  • Tens of thousands use the same structure, with the exception that the ten and the unit are not separated by a space (eg. on altı [16], but onaltı bin [16,000]).
  • Turkish language uses the short scale for big numbers, where every new word greater than a million is 1,000 times bigger than the previous term. Thus, bir milyar is 109 (equivalent to the US billion), and bir trilyon is 1012 (equivalent to the US trillion).
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