Numbers in Lao

How to count in Lao (ພາສາລາວ), a Tai-Kaidai language spoken in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 (໐) ສູນ (suun)
1 (໑) ຫນຶ່ງ (neung) ທີ່ນຶ່ງ (ti neung)
2 (໒) ສອງ (sawng) ສອງທີ່ (ti sawng)
3 (໓) ສາມ (saam) ສາມທີ່ (ti saam)
4 (໔) ສີ່ (see) ສີ່ທີ່ (ti see)
5 (໕) ຫ້າ (haa) ຫ້າທີ່ (ti haa)
6 (໖) ຫົກ (hok) ຫົກທີ່ (ti hok)
7 (໗) ເຈັດ (jaet) ເຈັດທີ່ (ti jaet)
8 (໘) ແປດ (bpaaet) ແປດທີ່ (ti bpaaet)
9 (໙) ເກົ້າ (gow) ເກົ້າທີ່ (ti gow)
10 (໑໐) ສິບ (sip) ສິບທີ່ (ti sip)
11 (໑໑) ສິບເອັດ (sip et)
12 (໑໒) ສິບສອງ (sip sawng)
13 (໑໓) ສິບສາມ (sip saam)
14 (໑໔) ສິບສີ່ (sip see)
15 (໑໕) ສິບຫ້າ (sip haa)
16 (໑໖) ສິບຫົກ (sip hok)
17 (໑໗) ສິບເຈັດ (sip jaet)
18 (໑໘) ສິບແປດ (sip bpaaet)
19 (໑໙) ສິບເກົ້າ (sip gow)
20 (໒໐) ຊາວ (saao)
21 (໒໑) ຊາວ​ເອັດ (saao et)
22 (໒໒) ຊາວສອງ (saao sawng)
23 (໒໓) ຊາວສາມ (saao saam)
24 (໒໔) ຊາວສີ່ (saao see)
25 (໒໕) ຊາວຫ້າ (saao haa)
26 (໒໖) ຊາວຫົກ (saao hok)
27 (໒໗) ຊາວເຈັດ (saao jaet)
28 (໒໘) ຊາວແປດ (saao bpaaet)
29 (໒໙) ຊາວເກົ້າ (saao gow)
30 (໓໐) ສາມຊາວ (saam sip)
40 (໔໐) ສີ່ສິບ (see sip)
50 (໕໐) ຫ້າສິບ (haa sip)
60 (໖໐) ຫົກສິບ (hok sip)
70 (໗໐) ເຈັດສິບ (jaet sip)
80 (໘໐) ແປດສິບ (bpaaet sip)
90 (໙໐) ເກົ້າສິບ (gow sip)
100 (໑໐໐) ຮ້ອຍຫນຶ່ງ (hawi neung), ຮ້ອຍຫນຶ່ງ (neung hawi), ລ້ອຍໜຶ່ງ (lawi neung)
1 000 (໑໐໐໐) ພັນ (pan), ຫນຶ່ງພັນ (neung pan)
10 000 (໑໐໐໐໐) ສິບ​ພັນ (sip pan), ໝື່ນ (meun)
100 000 (໑໐໐໐໐໐) ແສນ (saaen), ລ້ອຍພັນ (lawi pan)
1 000 000 (໑໐໐໐໐໐໐) ລ້ານ (laan)

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Ordinal numbers are formed by adding ທີ່ (ti) before them.

Lao uses number classifiers (ລັກສະນະນາມ - laksananam) when counting, just as in English you would say a piece of paper, a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, etc. Some common Lao classifiers include:

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