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Counting in Kazakh

Language overview

Forty-two 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.

Kazakh numbers list

  • 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)

Kazakh numbering rules

  • 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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Books

Kazakh: A Comprehensive GrammarKazakh: A Comprehensive Grammar
by , editors Routledge (2016)
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Colloquial KazakhColloquial Kazakh
by , editors Routledge (2015)
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Parlons Kazakh : KazakhstanParlons Kazakh : Kazakhstan
by , editors L’Harmattan (2015)
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