Numbers in Taiwanese (臺語)

How to count in Taiwanese, a variety of Southern Min (Min Nan) Chinese spoken mainly in Taiwan.

Key to abbreviations: col = colloquial Taiwanese, lit = literary Taiwanese.

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Numeral Pronunciation Number
khòng 0
chit (col)
it (lit)
nn̄g (col)
/ (lit)
saⁿ (col)
sam (lit)
gō͘ (col)
ngó͘ (lit)
la̍k (col)
lio̍k (lit)
chhit 7
peh/poeh (col)
pat (lit)
káu (col)
kiú (lit)
cha̍p (col)
si̍p (lit)
十一 cha̍p-it 11
十二 cha̍p-jī 12
十三 cha̍p-saⁿ 13
十四 cha̍p-sì 14
十五 cha̍p-gō͘ 15
十六 cha̍p-la̍k 16
十七 cha̍p-chhit 17
十八 cha̍p-peh 18
十九 cha̍p-káu 19
二十 jī-cha̍p 20
二十一 jī-cha̍p-it 21
二十二 jī-cha̍p-jī 22
二十三 jī-cha̍p-saⁿ 23
二十四 jī-cha̍p-sì 24
二十五 jī-cha̍p-gō͘ 25
二十六 jī-cha̍p-la̍k 26
二十七 jī-cha̍p-chhit 27
二十八 jī-cha̍p-pat 28
二十九 jī-cha̍p-káu 29
三十 saⁿ-cha̍p 30
三十一 saⁿ-cha̍p-it 31
三十二 saⁿ-cha̍p-jī 32
三十三 saⁿ-cha̍p-saⁿ 33
三十四 saⁿ-cha̍p-sì 34
三十五 saⁿ-cha̍pgō͘ 35
三十六 saⁿ-cha̍p-la̍k 36
三十七 saⁿ-cha̍p-chhit 37
三十八 saⁿ-cha̍p-pat 38
三十九 saⁿ-cha̍p-káu 39
四十 sì-cha̍p 40
五十 ngó͘-cha̍p 50
六十 la̍k-cha̍p 60
七十 chhit-cha̍p 70
八十 pat-cha̍p 80
九十 káu-cha̍p 90
一百 chit-pah 100
一千 chit-chheng 1,000
一万 [萬] chit-ban 10,000
一百万 chit-pah-ban 1 million
一亿 [億] chi-tek 100 million

Taiwanese recordings by 趙順文 & 鄭良偉. Corrections by David Chen

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