# Numerals

Quantity can be expressed with numerals and other quantity-words. They are put before the word or phrase that they qualify.

**un xing**
– one star

**duli xing**
– two stars

**tini xing**
– three stars

**shawi xing**
– few stars

**multi xing**
– many stars

**un day kurse**
– one big chair

**duli day kurse**
– two big chairs

**tini bon kurse**
– three good chairs

Ordinal numbers come after the word that they modify.

**fen un**
– the first part (part one)
**fen duli**
– the second part (part two)
**fen tini**
– the third part (part three)

The basic number words are:

- 0
**nol** - 1
**un** - 2
**duli** - 3
**tini** - 4
**chari** - 5
**limi** - 6
**sisi** - 7
**seti** - 8
**bali** - 9
**navi**

Greater numbers are simply made by putting one digit after another – exactly like they are written in the universal numerical language of mathematics.

- 10
**un nol**or**desi** - 11
**un un** - 12
**un duli** - 13
**un tini** - 20
**duli nol** - 21
**duli un** - 22
**duli duli** - 100
**un nol nol**or**honi** - 101
**un nol un**or**honi un** - 200
**duli nol nol**or**duli honi**

Numbers that are greater than 999 may use the multiples from the International System of Units. So for example kilo denotes a multiple of a thousand.

- 1 000
**kilo** - 1 000 000
**mega** - 1 000 000 000
**giga** - 1 000 000 000 000
**tera** - 10
^{15}**peta** - 10
^{18}**eksa** - 10
^{21}**zeta** - 10
^{24}**yota**

Sometimes it is known from the context how many objects are spoken about.
For example, the word **sol** (sun) normally refers to just one sun because there is only one.

## Fractions

Fractions are formed with the help of
**fen**
(fraction, part).

**uni dulfen**
– a half, ½

**uni charfen**
– a quarter, ¼

**tini charfen**
– three quarters, ¾