How to Speak Tagalog

Lesson 4 Counting to One Thousand

In this lesson we will continue learning how to count. In a previous lesson we counted from 1 to 30. In this lesson we will count from 30 to 1000.

1. Tatlo na Pu means Thirty

TATLO means Three. PU means Ten. NA means Of. Tatlo na Pu literally means Three of Ten or Three Ten or Thirty.

We can remove one syllable by connecting TATLO and NA to make TATLONG. And then we add the PU to make TATLONG PU.

Most native Tagalogs do not say TATLONG PU. They shorten it to TATLUMPU. If you completed Lesson Two, you already understand the process of contraction in Tagalog counting. If you did not do Lesson Two, I strongly recommend you go through it because the contraction procedure there is commonly used by Tagalog speakers.


Now we can count Thirty One to Thirty Nine by appending the one digits. We do this by using AT which means AND.

Thirty One Tatlumpu at Isa Tatlumput Isa
Thirty Two

Tatlumpu at Dalawa

Tatlumpu't Dalawa

Thirty Three Tatlumpu at Tatlo Tatlumpu't Tatlo
Thirty Four Tatlumpu at Apat Tatlumpu't Apat
Thirty Five Tatlumpu at Lima Tatlumpu't Lima
Thirty Six Tatlumpu at Anim Tatlumpu't Anim
Thirty Seven Tatlumpu at Pito Tatlumpu't Pito
Thirty Eight Tatlumpu at Walo Tatlumpu't Walo
Thirty Nine Tatlumpu at Siyam Tatlumpu't Siyam

This pattern is very similar to counting from Twenty One to Twenty Nine. It will help you in mastering Tagalog if you practice both the long and short way of saying the numbers because many Tagalog phrases, not just in counting, are shortened in the same manner.


Forty Apat na Pu Apatnapu
Forty One Apat na Pu at Isa Apatnapu't Isa
Forty Two

Apat na Pu at Dalawa

Apatnapu't Dalawa

Forty Three Apat na Pu at Tatlo Apatnapu't Tatlo
Forty Four Apat na Pu at Apat Apatnapu't Apat
Forty Five Apat na Pu at Lima Apatnapu't Lima
Forty Six Apat na Pu at Anim Apatnapu't Anim
Forty Seven Apat na Pu at Pito Apatnapu't Pito
Forty Eight Apat na Pu at Walo Apatnapu't Walo
Forty Nine Apat na Pu at Siyam Apatnapu't Siyam


Fifty Lima na Pu Limampu
Fifty One Lima na Pu at Isa Limampu't Isa
Fifty Two

Lima na Pu at Dalawa

Limampu't Dalawa

Fifty Three Lima na Pu at Tatlo Limampu't Tatlo
Fifty Four Lima na Pu at Apat Limampu't Apat
Fifty Five Lima na Pu at Lima Limampu't Lima
Fifty Six Lima na Pu at Anim Limampu't Anim
Fifty Seven Lima na Pu at Pito Limampu't Pito
Fifty Eight Lima na Pu at Walo Limampu't Walo
Fifty Nine Lima na Pu at Siyam Limampu't Siyam


Sixty Anim na Pu Animnapu
Sixty One Anim na Pu at Isa Animnapu't Isa
Sixty Two

Anim na Pu at Dalawa

Animnapu't Dalawa

Sixty Three Anim na Pu at Tatlo Animnapu't Tatlo
Sixty Four Anim na Pu at Apat Animnapu't Apat
Sixty Five Anim na Pu at Lima Animnapu't Lima
Sixty Six Anim na Pu at Anim Animnapu't Anim
Sixty Seven Anim na Pu at Pito Animnapu't Pito
Sixty Eight Anim na Pu at Walo Animnapu't Walo
Sixty Nine Anim na Pu at Siyam Animnapu't Siyam


Seventy Pito na Pu Pitumpu
Seventy One Pito na Pu at Isa Pitumpu't Isa
Seventy Two

Pito na Pu at Dalawa

Pitumpu't Dalawa

Seventy Three Pito na Pu at Tatlo Pitumpu't Tatlo
Seventy Four Pito na Pu at Apat Pitumpu't Apat
Seventy Five Pito na Pu at Lima Pitumpu't Lima
Seventy Six Pito na Pu at Anim Pitumpu't Anim
Seventy Seven Pito na Pu at Pito Pitumpu't Pito
Seventy Eight Pito na Pu at Walo Pitumpu't Walo
Seventy Nine Pito na Pu at Siyam Pitumpu't Siyam


Eighty Walo na Pu Walumpu
Eighty One Walo na Pu at Isa Walumpu't Isa
Eighty Two

Walo na Pu at Dalawa

Walumpu't Dalawa

Eighty Three Walo na Pu at Tatlo Walumpu't Tatlo
Eighty Four Walo na Pu at Apat Walumpu't Apat
Eighty Five Walo na Pu at Lima Walumpu't Lima
Eighty Six Walo na Pu at Anim Walumpu't Anim
Eighty Seven Walo na Pu at Pito Walumpu't Pito
Eighty Eight Walo na Pu at Walo Walumpu't Walo
Eighty Nine Walo na Pu at Siyam Walumpu't Siyam


Ninety Siyam na Pu Siyamnapu
Ninety One Siyam na Pu at Isa Siyamnapu't Isa
Ninety Two

Siyam na Pu at Dalawa

Siyamnapu't Dalawa

Ninety Three Siyam na Pu at Tatlo Siyamnapu't Tatlo
Ninety Four Siyam na Pu at Apat Siyamnapu't Apat
Ninety Five Siyam na Pu at Lima Siyamnapu't Lima
Ninety Six Siyam na Pu at Anim Siyamnapu't Anim
Ninety Seven Siyam na Pu at Pito Siyamnapu't Pito
Ninety Eight Siyam na Pu at Walo Siyamnapu't Walo
Ninety Nine Siyam na Pu at Siyam Siyamnapu't Siyam


100 One Hundred Isang Daan Sandaan
200 Two Hundred Dalawang Daan Dalawandaan
300 Three Hundred

Tatlong Daan


400 Four Hundred Apat na Daan Apatnadaan
500 Five Hundred Limang Daan Limandaan
600 Six Hundred Anim na Daan Animnadaan
700 Seven Hundred Pitong Daan Pitondaan
800 Eight Hundred Walong Daan Walondaan
900 Nine Hundred Siyam na Daan Siyamnadaan
1000 One Thousand Isa na Libo Isang Libo

About Ray Colorado

Ray Colorado was born in the island of Mindoro, Philippines, where people speak different Filipino languages. Tagalog was his first language. He also speaks Ilocano, Bicol, English and Spanish. He learned these languages because of his father's job - Methodist Evangelist and Pastor. They moved every two years, living in places where people spoke differently. He had to learn each local language in order to survive and win new friends. He also formally studied English and Pilipino, the national language, in elementary, high school, and the University of the Philippines. He started creating Web-based Tagalog lessons in 1999. He moved to United States in 1984. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, former Lura Eden Alampay, and their three sons Marc Dexter, Maxwell Lucas, and Hexel James. He may be reached at