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Counting in Kyrgyz

Language overview

Forty-two in Kyrgyz Kyrgyz (Кыргызча, قىرعىز تئلى, Qırğızça), also spelled Kirghiz, Kirgiz, or Qirghiz, belongs to the Turkic languages family, and more precisely to the Kipchak branch (with Kazakh, Tatar, and Bashkir, among others). Official language of Kyrgyzstan, it is also a minority language in the Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, China (where it is written with an Arabic alphabet), and in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz language counts about 4.3 milions speakers. We use on this page the PAU romanization system developped by the Pamukkale University in Turkey, based on the Turkish alphabet.

Kyrgyz numbers list

  • 1 – бир (bir)
  • 2 – эки (eki)
  • 3 – үч (üç)
  • 4 – төрт (tört)
  • 5 – беш (beş)
  • 6 – алты (altı)
  • 7 – жети (jeti)
  • 8 – сегиз (segiz)
  • 9 – тогуз (toguz)
  • 10 – он (on)
  • 11 – он бир (on bir)
  • 12 – он эки (on eki)
  • 13 – он үч (on üç)
  • 14 – он төрт (on tört)
  • 15 – он беш (on beş)
  • 16 – он алты (on altı)
  • 17 – он жети (on jeti)
  • 18 – он сегиз (on segiz)
  • 19 – он тогуз (toguz)
  • 20 – жыйырма (jıyırma)
  • 30 – отуз (otuz)
  • 40 – кырк (kırk)
  • 50 – элүү (elüü)
  • 60 – алтымыш (altımış)
  • 70 – жетимиш (jetimiş)
  • 80 – сексен (seksen)
  • 90 – токсон (tokson)
  • 100 – жүз (jüz)
  • 1,000 – миң (miŋ)

Kyrgyz numbering rules

Now that you’ve had a gist of the most useful numbers, let’s move to the writing rules for the tens, the compound numbers, and why not the hundreds, the thousands and beyond (if possible).

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely нөл (nöl) [0], бир (bir) [1], эки (eki) [2], үч (üç) [3], төрт (tört) [4], беш (beş) [5], алты (altı) [6], жети (jeti) [7], сегиз (segiz) [8], and тогуз (toguz) [9].
  • Tens have specific names from ten to fifty, and names based on the multiplier digit root from sixty to ninety: он (on) [10], жыйырма (jıyırma) [20], отуз (otuz) [30], кырк (kırk) [40], элүү (elüü) [50], алтымыш (altımış) [60], жетимиш (jetimiş) [70], сексен (seksen) [80], and токсон (tokson) [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: отуз сегиз (otuz segiz) [38], жетимиш беш (jetimiş beş) [75]).
  • Hundreds are formed setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (жүз / jüz), except for one hundred: жүз (jüz) [100], эки жүз (eki jüz) [200], үч жүз (üç jüz) [300], төрт жүз (tört jüz) [400], беш жүз (beş jüz) [500], алты жүз (altı jüz) [600], жети жүз (jeti jüz) [700], сегиз жүз (segiz jüz) [800], and тогуз жүз (toguz jüz) [900].
  • Thousands are formed setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (миң / miŋ), except for one thousand: миң (miŋ) [1,000], эки миң (eki miŋ) [2,000], үч миң (üç miŋ) [3,000], төрт миң (tört miŋ) [4,000], беш миң (beş miŋ) [5,000], алты миң (altı miŋ) [6,000], жети миң (jeti miŋ) [7,000], сегиз миң (segiz miŋ) [8,000], and тогуз миң (toguz miŋ) [9,000].
  • The word for million is миллион (million) [106].
  • The word for billion is миллиард (milliard) [109].

Write a number in full in Kyrgyz

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Kyrgyz. Will you guess how to write a number in full? Enter a number and try to write it down in your head, or maybe on a piece of paper, before displaying the result.

Books

Kyrgyz for Beginners: A Comprehensive Self-Study Course Kyrgyz for Beginners: A Comprehensive Self-Study Course
by , editors Independently published (2018)
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Kyrgyz vocabulary Kyrgyz vocabulary
by , editors T&P Books Publishing Ltd (2018)
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Vocabulario Español-Kirguís Vocabulario Español-Kirguís
by , editors T&P Books Publishing Ltd (2018)
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Parlons kirghiz Parlons kirghiz
by , editors L’Harmattan (2004)
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En pays kirghize En pays kirghize
by , editors Transboréal (2006)
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Vocabulário Português-Quirguiz Vocabulário Português-Quirguiz
by , editors T&P Books Publishing Ltd (2018)
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Turkic languages

Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Crimean Tatar, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Uyghur, and Yakut.

Other supported languages

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