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Now that you're presumably fluent in knowing how to count from 0 to 10 in Indonesian, let's take a look at how to count from 11 to the hundreds.
11 → Sebelas
In Indonesian, to say the number "eleven", say sebelas.
12 to 19 → ... + belas
To count from twelve to nineteen, simply add belas to the end of the numbers 2–9.
e.g. Dua belas / Twelve
e.g. Tiga belas / Thirteen
e.g. Empat belas / Fourteen
20 to 99 → ... + puluh + (...)
Puluh represents tens in Indonesian. Add this behind the number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and you get twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, and ninety.
- Dua puluh / Twenty
- Tiga puluh / Thirty
- Empat puluh / Forty
- Lima puluh / Fifty
- Enam puluh / Sixty
- Tujuh puluh / Seventy
- Delapan puluh / Eighty
- Sembilan puluh / Ninety
Now, if you add another number behind puluh, you'll get something like this:
e.g. Lima puluh enam / 50 + 6 = 56 / Fifty six
e.g. Tujuh puluh delapan / 70 + 8 = 78 / Seventy eight
e.g. Sembilan puluh satu / 90 + 1 = 91 / Ninety one
100 → Seratus
"A hundred" in Indonesian is seratus.
100 to 999 → ... + ratus + (...)
Ratus represents hundreds in Indonesian. Here's how you'd use it to count from the number 200 and onwards:
- Dua ratus / Two hundred
- Tiga ratus / Three hundred
- Empat ratus / Four hundred
- Lima ratus / Five hundred
- Enam ratus / Six hundred
- Tujuh ratus / Seven hundred
- Delapan ratus / Eight hundred
- Sembilan ratus / Nine hundred
Putting It All Together So Far
Once you're somewhat comfortable with the numbers we've learned so far, it's time to put together everything you know!
Let's dive straight into a few examples of how we count numbers up to the hundreds in Indonesian.
- 123 = 100 + 20 + 3 = Seratus dua puluh tiga
- 456 = 400 + 50 + 6 = Empat ratus lima puluh enam
- 780 = 700 + 80 = Tujuh ratus delapan puluh
Easy, right? If there's something you're still unsure of, feel free to leave a comment below!
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