Kijue Kiswahili

Topic Four

COUNTING IN KISWAHILI

Countng in kiswahili language is very simple One(Moja),two (mbili),three(tatu),four(nne),tano(five)

sita(six),seven(saba)eight (nane),nine(tisa),ten(kumi).

Then tens Will follow for examples”kumi”means ten,”Ishirini”means twenty,”thelathini”means thirty,”Arubaini” Means fourty,”hamsini”means fifty”,sitini”means sixty, “Sabini”means seventy,”themanini”means eighty, “tisini”means nighnty,”mia Moja”means one hundred.

Then you will go on counting by adding the normal numbers as two hundred to nine hundred like mia mbili for two hundred, “mia tatu” for three hundred”, mia nne”for four hundred”, mia tano”for five hundred”, mia sita” for six hundred”, mia Saba”for seven hundred”, mia nane”for eighty hundred”, mia tisa, “for nine hundred.

Then you go on  as the same way as how you used to count hundreds  and thousand using num, A million is also called”milioni”,then you have to tell the numbersas usual to differentiate how many millions are you talking about?

It is one million? Or two millions etc.just as how you did in counting hundreds and thousands.The following is a kiswahili numbers system.

Kiswahili Numericals Moja

  1. Moja
  2. Mbili

3.Tatu

4.Nne

  1. Tano

6.Sita

7.Saba

  1. Nane

9.Tisa

10.Kumi

  1. Kumi na Moja
  2. Kumi na mbili
  3. Kumi na Tatu

14 .Kumi na nne

  1. Kumi na tano

16.Kumi na sita

17.Kumi na Saba

  1. Kumi na nane
  2. Kumi na Tisa
  3. Ishirini

30 .Thirty

40.Forty

50.Fifty

60.Sixty

70.Seventy

80.Eighty

90.Nighty

100.Hundred

With it’s equal valence in numerical.

 

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