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Counting in Caló

Language overview

Forty-two in Caló Caló, also known as Iberian Romani, is a mixed Romani–Romance language. Based on the Romance grammar with Romani lexical borrowings, it is spoken by the Spanish and Portuguese Romani, and often used as a secret language. The Caló language counts about 60,000 speakers.

Caló numbers list

  • 1 – yeque
  • 2 – dui
  • 3 – trin
  • 4 – ostar
  • 5 – panche
  • 6 – jobe
  • 7 – ester
  • 8 – otor
  • 9 – nebel
  • 10 – deque
  • 11 – yedeque
  • 12 – duideque
  • 13 – trindeque
  • 14 – ostardeque
  • 15 – panchedeque
  • 16 – jobedeque
  • 17 – esterdeque
  • 18 – otordeque
  • 19 – nebeldeque
  • 20 – bin
  • 30 – trianda
  • 40 – ostardí
  • 50 – panchardí
  • 60 – jobenta
  • 70 – esterdí
  • 80 – otorenta
  • 90 – esnete
  • 100 – gres
  • 1,000 – milé
  • one million – yeque tarquino

Caló numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific names: yeque [1], dui [2], trin [3], ostar [4], panche [5], jobe [6], ester [7], otor [8], and nebel [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, with different suffixes, except for ten, twenty and ninety: deque [10], bin [20], trianda [30], ostardí [40], panchardí [50], jobenta [60], esterdí [70], otorenta [80], and esnete [90].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the unit or the unit root, followed with the word for ten (deque), with no space: yedeque [11], duideque [12], trindeque [13], ostardeque [14], panchedeque [15], jobedeque [16], esterdeque [17], otordeque [18], and nebeldeque [19].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one and above are formed starting with the ten, directly followed with the unit, with no space (e.g.: binjobe [26], esterdíotor [78]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, directly followed by the word for hundred (grés), with no space, except for one hundred: gres [100], duisgrés [200], tringrés [300], ostargrés [400], panchegrés [500], jobegrés [600], estergrés [700], otorgrés [800], and nebelgrés [900].
  • The word for thousand is milé [1,000].
  • The word for million is tarquino.

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Mixed languages

Caló, Llanito, and Michif.

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