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Counting in Turkish

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Language overview

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.

Turkish numbering rules

  • 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].
  • Numbers up to ninety-nine are built by spelling out the ten, then the digit (e.g.: otuz iki [32], yetmiş bir [71]).
  • One hundred is written yüz, one thousand bin. Hundreds and thousands are built by telling the multiplier digit, then the hundred or thousand word (e.g.: beş yüz [500], beş bin [5,000]).
  • 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).

Books

Turkish: a comprehensive grammarTurkish: a comprehensive grammar
by , editors Routledge (2005)
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Turkish GrammarTurkish Grammar
by , editors Oxford University Press, (2001)
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Elementary TurkishElementary Turkish
by , editors Dover Publications (1986)
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Guide de conversation turcGuide de conversation turc
by , editors Assimil (2011)
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Parlons turcParlons turc
by , editors L’Harmattan (2002)
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Grammaire du turcGrammaire du turc
by , editors L’Harmattan (2000)
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Numbers list

  • 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

Turkic languages

Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Turkish, and Yakut.

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