# Counting from 1,000 to the Billions in Indonesian

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Numbers in the millions are very often used in Indonesia—this is because like the South Korean Won, the Indonesian currency often deals in the millions.

For context, as of mid-2023, 1,000 United States Dollars is equivalent to around 131,800 Korean Won, or around 14,700,000 in Indonesian Rupiah.

This is the third post of the three-part series on how to count in Indonesian. Be sure to check out how to count from 0 to the hundreds before going through the post below! :)

1. Let's Count from 0 to 10 in Indonesian
2. How to Count from 11 to the Hundreds in Indonesian

## Counting Thousands → ... + Ribu + (...)

In Indonesian, to count in the thousands, know how to count from zero to the hundreds first, and then add the word Ribu.

e.g. 5,000 = Lima ribu
e.g. 12,000 = Dua belas ribu
e.g. 512,000 = Lima ratus dua belas ribu

An exception for this is the word for 1,000, which is read as Seribu instead of Satu Ribu.

e.g. 1,001 = Seribu satu
e.g. 1,011 = Seribu sebelas
e.g. 1,111 = Seribu seratus sebelas

Other examples:

e.g. 234,000 = Dua ratus tiga puluh empat ribu
e.g. 567,890 = Lima ratus enam puluh tujuh ribu delapan ratus sembilan puluh

## Counting Millions → ... + Juta + (...)

The word for "million" in Indonesian is juta and its usage is similar to how you'd use the word ribu. Let's explore some examples.

e.g. 1,000,000 = Satu juta
e.g. 3,000,000 = Tiga juta
e.g. 10,000,000 = Sepuluh juta
e.g. 50,700,900 = Lima puluh juta tujuh ratus ribu sembilan ratus
e.g. 864,200,000 = Delapan ratus enam puluh empat juta dua ratus ribu

## Counting Billions → ... + Milyar + (...)

Next is milyar, which means "billion".

e.g. 1,000,000,000 = Satu milyar
e.g. 14,000,000,000 = Empat belas milyar
e.g. 82,000,600,000 = Delapan puluh dua milyar enam ratus ribu

## Final Review

There we have it! If you have gone through all three of my blog posts on how to count in Indonesian, you should now know how to count from 0 to the billions. Here's a summary of the words and numbers you should remember:

0 = Nol / Kosong
1 = Satu
2 = Dua
3 = Tiga
4 = Empat
5 = Lima
6 = Enam
7 = Tujuh
8 = Delapan
9 = Sembilan
10 = Sepuluh

11 = Sebelas
12–19 = ... + Belas
20–99: = ... + Puluh + (...)

... Hundred = ... Ratus
... Thousand = ... Ribu
... Million = ... Juta
... Billion = ... Milyar

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