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This is the third post of the three-part blog post of how to count in Indonesian. Be sure to check out how to count from 0 to the hundreds before going through the lesson below! :)
Counting Thousands → ... + Ribu + (...)
To count in the thousands, simply combine what you have known from counting from 0 to the hundreds in Indonesian and 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 Seribu instead of Satu Ribu.
e.g. 1,001 'Seribu satu'
e.g. 1,011 'Seribu sebelas'
e.g. 1,111 'Seribu seratus sebelas'
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 + (...)
Being a millionaire in Indonesia isn't a big deal because the currency makes it easy to become one. But being a billionaire in Indonesia, that's definitely a different story.
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'
Why don't you practice writing out these numbers in the comment section below? I'll make corrections!
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 numbers you should remember:
0 'Nol / Kosong'
12–19: '... + Belas'
20–99: '... + Puluh + (...)'
... Hundred '... Ratus'
... Thousand '... Ribu'
... Million '... Juta'
... Billion '... Milyar'
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