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Numbers, Counting and money in Cebuano

When counting in Cebuano, use the original bisaya for 1 to 10 and use the spanish numbers from 11 onwards. 100 onwards are interchangeable bisaya and spanish, some people would use spanish while others mix them. The pronunciation of the spanish numbers are more of a visayan style so the spelling is changed differently to show how they are commonly pronounced.  The word "buok" or "ka buok" (pieces) is often used after each number to indicate that the number of pieces is being referred to.

Money in Cebu is in pesos and is generally spoken using the spanish numbers. When money is the center of the conversation, the term "pesos" is often ommitted.

Fractions of a peso are expressed in Centavos or commonly pronounced "sentabos" and sometimes simplified to "s'tabos", example P 0.25 is baynte singko sentabos or baynte singko s'tabos.


Counting Money Old Cebuano
1 usa piso usa
2 duha dos duha
3 tulo tres tulo
4 upat kwatro upat
5 lima singko lima
6 unom sais unom
7 pito syete pito
8 walo otso / otcho walo
9 siyam noybe siyam
10 napu'o diyes / jes napulo
11 onse onse napulo'g usa
12 dose dose napulo'g duha
13 trese trese napulo'g tulo
14 katorse katorse napulo'g upat
15 kinse kinse napulo'g lima
16 dise sais dise sais napulo'g unom
17 dise syete dise syete napulo'g pito
18 dise otso / dise otcho dise otso / dise otcho napulo'g walo
19 dise noybe dise noybe napulo'g siyam
20 baynte baynte kawha-an
30 traynta traynta katlo-an
40 kwarenta kwarenta kap-atan
50 singkwenta singkwenta kalim-an
60 saisenta saisenta kan-uman
70 sitenta sitenta kapit-an
80 otsenta / otchenta otsenta / otchenta kawal-an
90 nobenta nobenta kasiyaman
100 usa k' gatos usa k' gatos usa ka gatos
200 duha k' gatos / dos sentos duha k' gatos / dos sentos duha ka gatos
300 tulo k' gatos / tres sentos tulo k' gatos / tres sentos tulo ka gatos
400 upat k' gatos / kwatro sentos upat k' gatos / kwatro sentos upat ka gatos
500 lima k' gatos / kinyentos lima k' gatos / kinyentos lima ka gatos
600 unom k' gatos / sais sentos unom k' gatos / sais sentos unom ka gatos
700 pito k' gatos / syete sentos pito k' gatos / syete sentos pito ka gatos
800 walo k' gatos / otso sentos walo k' gatos / otso sentos walo ka gatos
900 siyam k' gatos / noybe sentos siyam k' gatos / noybe sentos siyam ka gatos
1,000 usa k' libo usa k' libo usa ka libo
2,000 duha k' libo / dos mil duha k' libo / dos mil duha ka libo
3,000 tulo k' libo / tres mil tulo k' libo / tres mil tulo ka libo
4,000 upat k' libo / kwatro mil upat k' libo / kwatro mil upat ka libo
5,000 lima k' libo / singko mil lima k' libo / singko mil lima ka libo
6,000 unom k' libo / sais mil unom k' libo / sais mil unom ka libo
7,000 pito k' libo / syete mil pito k' libo / syete mil pito ka libo
8,000 walo k' libo / otso mil walo k' libo / otso mil walo ka libo
9,000 siyam k' libo / noybe mil siyam k' libo / noybe mil siyam ka libo
10,000 napu'o k' libo / diyes mil napu'o k' libo / diyes mil napulo ka libo

Sample usage:

You: How much is the fare?
Pila'y plete?

Jeepney Driver: How many are you?
Pila mo kabuok?

You: 3.
Tulo.

Jeepney Driver: 21 pesos.
Baynte uno.