Kurdish Language Kurdish Vocabulary: «Counting and Numbers»

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This page will teach you how to count in Kurdish Kurmanji.

Kurmanji (Kurmancî) is the most widespread Kurdish dialect, and is part of the Iranian language group in the Indo-European languages.

It is spoken in the 4 parts of Kurdistan mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Kurdish Kurmanji can be written both in the Latin alphabet and in Cyrillic alphabet.

0 to 9[edit | edit source]

Numbers from zero to nine need specific words:

  • sifir (0)
  • yek (1)
  • du/didu (2)
  • sê/sisê (3)
  • çar (4)
  • pênc (5)
  • şeş (6)
  • heft (7)
  • heşt (8)
  • neh (9)

11 to 19[edit | edit source]

Numbers from eleven to nineteen are built by putting the figure of the unit before the word for ten (deh), without spaces:

  • yanzdeh / yazde (h) (11)
  • dwanzdeh (12)
  • sêzdeh (13)
  • çardeh (14)
  • panzdeh / pazdeh (15)
  • şanzdeh / şazdeh (16)
  • hivdeh (17)
  • hijdeh (18)
  • nozdeh (19)

Dozens[edit | edit source]

Dozens have names based on the root of the multiplier digit, except for ten and twenty:

  • deh (10)
  • bîst (20)
  • sî (30)
  • çil (40)
  • pêncî (50)
  • şêst (60)
  • heftê (70)
  • heştê (80)
  • nod (90).

Hundreds[edit | edit source]

The hundreds are built by putting the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (sed) without space.

Examples:

  • pêncsed (500)
  • şeşsed (600)

Thousands[edit | edit source]

The thousands are built by putting the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (Hezar), with the exception of five thousand :

  • çar hezar (4 000)
  • pênj hezar (5 000)
  • şeş hezar (6 000)

Compound Numbers[edit | edit source]

Compound numbers are constructed by linking the ten and the unit, the hundred and ten, a thousand and hundred with the word û:

  • sî û du (32)
  • heftê û yek (71)
  • sed û yek (101)
  • hezar û dused (1 200)

There is a specific word for one hundred thousand:

  • lek (100,000)
  • kirûr (500 000)

A million[edit | edit source]

A million is translated by "milyon".


Links[edit | edit source]

Kurdish vocabulary[edit | edit source]

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/kurdish-kurmanji.php

http://polyglotclub.com/language/kurdish/post/5071

http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-Key-Phrases-in-Kurdish

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