Telugu Numbers

Introduction

Telugu is a Dravidian language and it is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Yanam (Puducherry). Telugu is very expressive and one of the regular languages of the world. Telugu ranks third in the number of native speakers in India. It is one among the six languages designated as a classical language of India by the Government of India. It is really interesting to learn the Telugu Numbers which form an important part of the Telugu script.

 

History

In olden days people used to call Telugu with many names such as Telengu, Tenungu, Telinga. Saga Kanva is the first grammarian of Telugu and Rajeswara Sarma stated about the historicity and content of Kanva’s grammar in Sanskrit. 16th century during the rule of Krishnadevaraya (Vijayanagara Empire) is considered to be the Golden Age of Telugu. Lyrical compositions of Karnatic music are mainly done by using Telugu due to its vowel ending sounds. In 1966, The Andhra Pradesh Official Language Act declared Telugu as the Official language of the State of Andhra Pradesh which is currently divided into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
 

Numbers 1 to 10

Telugu Numbers, as in other languages start with the number Zero(0) or ‘Sunna’. All single digits except zero end with a sound oo” or ee” which is really important during pronouncing of Telugu numbers.
Numerical numbers of Telugu:
0 is the same in both English and Telugu
1 looks like zero was erased at the bottom
2 is a little like English 2 without the horizontal line
3 remains almost the same as in English 
4 is like an English 8 erased at the top
5 has the symbol depicting something like a human being
Six(6) and Nine(9) when inverted in vertical direction look the same
Seven(7) is made to twist to make  a reverse S
8 is obtained by inverting the Telugu 1 in and adding a small line
Below is the list of numbers starting from one to ten:
Number in EnglishNumber in TeluguTelugu Number NamePronunciation
0సున్నాSunna
1ఒకటిokati
2రెండుrendu
3మూడుmudu
4నాలుగుnalugu
5ఐదుaidu
6ఆరుaru
7ఏడుedu
8ఎనిమిదిenimidi
9తొమ్మిదిtommidi
10౧౦పదిpadi
 

Numbers 10 to 100

These are the set of two-digit Telugu numbers starting from 10 to 99. 10 is the smallest two-digit number and 99 being the largest two digit number. Here I would provide you simple rules to learn Telugu numbers:
Numbers 1,21,31,41,51,61,71,81,91 end with okati”
Numbers 2,12,22,32,42,52,62,72,82,92 end with endu”
Numbers 3,13,23,33,43,53,63,73,83,93 end with mudu”
Numbers 4,14,24,34,44,54,64,74,84,94 end with nalugu”
Numbers 5,25,35,45,55,65,75,85,95 end with aidu”
Numbers 6,16,26,36,46,56,66,76,86,96 end with aru”
Numbers 7,17,27,37,47,57,67,77,87,97 end with edu”
Numbers 8,18,28,38,48,58,68,78,98 end with enimidi”
Numbers 9,19,29,39,49,59,69,79,89,99 end with ommidi”
while considering these and comparing them with above table of one to ten numbers we can easily find way they are pronounced.
Now considering the Ten’s place of the digit:
Numbers 11-19 have Pad” except for 12, 19 which start with Pan”  
Numbers 20-29 have iravai”
Numbers 30-39 have Muppai”
Numbers 40-49 have Nalabhai”
Numbers 50-59 have yabhai”
Numbers 60-69 have Aravai”
Numbers 70-79 have debbai”
Numbers 80-89 have enebhai”
Numbers 90-99 have tombhai”
Below is the list of the Telugu numbers from 11 to 100:
Numbers in English
Numbers in Telugu
Telugu Numbers Name
Pronunciation
11
౧౧
పదకొండు
padakondu
12
౧౨
పన్నెండు
pannendu
13
౧౩
పదమూడు
padamudu
14
౧౪
పద్నాలుగు
padnalugu
15
 ౧౫
పదిహేను
padihenu
16
౧౬
పదహారు
padaharu
17
౧౭
పదిహేడు
padihedu
18
౧౮
పద్దెనిమిది
paddenimidi
19
౧౯
పందొమ్మిది
pandommidi
20
౨౦
ఇరవై
iravai
21
౨౧
ఇరవై ఒకటి
iravai okati
22
౨౨
ఇరవై రెండు
iravai rendu
23
౨౩
ఇరవై మూడు
iravai mudu
24
౨౪
ఇరవై నాలుగు
iravai nalugu
25
౨౫
ఇరవై ఐదు
iravai aidu
26
౨౬
ఇరవై ఆరు
iravai aru
27
౨౭
ఇరవై ఏడు
iravai edu
28
౨౮
ఇరవై ఎనిమిది
iravai enimidi
29
౨౯
ఇరవై తొమ్మిది
iravai tommidi
30
౩౦
ముప్పై
muppai
31
౩౧
ముప్పై ఒకటి
muppai okati
32
౩౨
ముప్పై రెండు
muppai rendu
33
౩౩
ముప్పై మూడు
muppai mudu
34
౩౪
ముప్పై నాలుగు
muppai nalugu
35
౩౫
ముప్పై ఐదు
muppai aidu
36
౩౬
ముప్పై ఆరు
muppai aru
37
 ౩౭
ముప్పై ఏడు
muppai edu
38
౩౮
ముప్పై ఎనిమిది
muppai enimidi
39
౩౯
ముప్పై తొమ్మిది
muppai tommidi
40
౪౦
నలభై
nalabhai
41
౪౧
నలభై ఒకటి
nalabhai okati
42
౪౨
నలభై రెండు
nalabhai rendu
43
౪౩
నలభై మూడు
nalabhai mudu
44
౪౪
నలభై నాలుగు
nalabhai nalugu
45
౪౫
నలభై ఐదు
nalabhai aidu
46
౪౬
నలభై ఆరు
nalabhai aru
47
౪౭
నలభై ఏడు
nalabhai edu
48
౪౮
నలభై ఎనిమిది
nalabhai enimidi
49
౪౯
నలభై తొమ్మిది
nalabhai tommidi
50
౫౦
యాభై
yabhai
51
౫౧
యాభై ఒకటి
yabhai okaṭt
52
౫౨
యాభై రెండు
yabhai rendu
53
౫౩
యాభై మూడు
yabhai mudu
54
౫౪
యాభై నాలుగు
yabhai nalugu
55
౫౫
యాభై ఐదు
yabhai aidu
56
౫౬
యాభై ఆరు
yabhai aru
57
౫౭
యాభై ఏడు
yabhai edu
58
౫౮
యాభై ఎనిమిది
yabhai enimidi
59
౫౯
యాభై తొమ్మిది
yabhai tommidi
60
 ౬౦
అరవై
aravai
61
౬౧
అరవై ఒకటి
aravai okati
62
౬౨
అరవై రెండు
aravai rendu
63
౬౩
అరవై మూడు
aravai mudu
64
౬౪
అరవై నాలుగు
aravai nalugu
65
౬౫
అరవై ఐదు
aravai aidu
66
౬౬
అరవై ఆరు
aravai aru
67
 ౬౭
అరవై ఏడు
aravai edu
68
౬౮
అరవై ఎనిమిది
aravai enimidi
69
౬౯
అరవై తొమ్మిది
aravai tommidi
70
౭౦
డెబ్బై
debbai
71
౭౧
డెబ్బై ఒకటి
debbai okati
72
౭౨
డెబ్బై రెండు
debbai rendu
73
 ౭౩
డెబ్బై మూడు
debbai mudu
74
౭౪
డెబ్బై నాలుగు
debbai nalugu
75
 ౭౫
డెబ్బై ఐదు
debbai aidu
76
౭౬
డెబ్బై ఆరు
debbai aru
77
౭౭
డెబ్బై ఏడు
debbai edu
78
౭౮
డెబ్బై ఎనిమిది
debbai enimidi
79
 ౭౯
డెబ్బై తొమ్మిది
debbai tommidi
80
 ౮౦
ఎనభై
enabhai
81
౮౧
ఎనభై ఒకటి
enabhai okati
82
౮౨
ఎనభై రెండు
enabhai rendu
83
౮౩
ఎనభై మూడు
enabhai mudu
84
౮౪
ఎనభై నాలుగు
enabhai nalugu
85
౮౫
ఎనభై ఐదు
enabhai aidu
86
౮౬
ఎనభై ఆరు
enabhai aru
87
౮౭
ఎనభై ఏడు
enabhai edu
88
౮౮
ఎనభై ఎనిమిది
enabhai enimidi
89
౮౯
ఎనభై తొమ్మిది
enabhai tommidi
90
౯౦
తొంభై
tombhai
91
౯౧
తొంభై ఒకటి
tombhai okati
92
౯౨
తొంభై రెండు
tombhai rendu
93
౯౩
తొంభై మూడు
tombhai mudu
94
౯౪
తొంభై నాలుగు
tombhai nalugu
95
౯౫
తొంభై ఐదు
tombhai aidu
96
౯౬
తొంభై ఆరు
tombhai aru
97
౯౭
తొంభై ఏడు
tombhai edu
98
౯౮
తొంభై ఎనిమిది
tombhai enimidi
99
౯౯
తొంభై తొమ్మిది
tombhai tomimidi
100
౧౦౦
వంద
Vanda
 

Telugu Numbers beyond 100

 While calculating in really big numbers and dealing with complex numbers which involve numbers which are more than just two-digit numbers, we use numbers beyond 100.
As in the case of two digit numbers same happens with three digit numbers:
Numbers 100-199 start with nuta” and the rest two digits are the same as previously discussed
Numbers 200-999 start with rendu, mudu, nalugu, aidu ……..  and has Vandal” for hundred as shown in the table below
For four digit numbers Thousand” in case of English is same as Veyyi” in Telugu and the rest three digits are framed as discussed above
For five digit numbers Lakh” in case of English is same as laksa” in Telugu
For seven digit numbers Crore” in case of English is same as Koti” in Telugu
 
Consider an example 276493:
In English we write it as Two lakhs seventy six thousand four hundred ninety three” 
In Telugu,
2 is in lakhs place so it is Rendu laksalu” in English it is Two Lakhs
Next is 76000 so it is debbai aru vela” in English it is seventy six thousand
Next is 493 so it is naluguvandala tombhai mudu” in English it is Four hundred ninety three
Below is the list for some more numbers which can help you out compare them as shown with the example:
 
Number in English
Number in Telugu
Telugu Number Name
Pronunciation
101
౧౦౧
నూట ఒకటి
Nuta okati
115
౧౧౫
నూట పదిహేను
Nuta padihenu
200
౨౦౦
రెండు వందలు
Rendu vandalu
500
౫౦౦
ఐదు వందలు
Aidu vandalu
850
౮౫౦
ఎనిమిదివందల యాభై
Enimidivandala yabhai
1000
౧౦౦౦
వెయ్యి
Veyyi
3500
౩౫౦౦
మూడు వేల ఐదు వందల
Mudu vela aidu vandala
10000
౧౦౦౦౦
పది వేలు
Padi velu
91250
౯౧౨౫౦
తొంభై ఒకవేల రెండు వందల యాబై
tombhai oka vela Rendu vandala yabai
100000
౧౦౦౦౦౦
ఒక లక్ష
Oka laksa
276493
౨౭౬౪౯౩
రెండు లక్షల డెబ్బై ఆరువేల నాలుగువందల తొంభై మూడు
Rendu laksalu debbai aru vela naluguvandala tombhai mudu
 1000000
౧౦౦౦౦౦౦
పది లక్షలు
Padi laksalu
10000000
౧౦౦౦౦౦౦౦
ఒక కోటి
oka koti
100000000
౧౦౦౦౦౦౦౦౦
పది కోట్లు
Padi kotlu

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