# Afaan Oromo/Chapter 01

Chapter 1: Numbers
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Maamila: Makorooniin jiraa?
Abba suuqi: Jira. Kan akkamii barbaadda?
Maamila: Gosa isa guddaa. Kiiloo walakkaa kenni.
Abba suuqi: Tole. Waan biraa?
Maamila: Kibiriitiin jira?
Maamila: Gatiin isaa meeqaa?
Abba suuqi: Darzana tokko qarshii shan.
Maamila: Mi'aa dha. Hin hir'atu?
Abba suuqi: Tole, qarshii afur danda'ama.
Maamila: Dimshaasha meeqa?
Abba suuqi: Afur fi torba saantima shantama qarshii kudha tokko saantima shantama dha.
Maamila: Kunoo. Galatoomi.
Abba suuqi: Atis galatoomi.

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## The Numbers in Oromo

Numbers come after the noun they modify, so that “two mangoes” is “mangoo lama”, just as “five birr” is “qarshii shan” and 200 is dhibba lama. Ordinal numbers are formed by adding the suffix -ffaa or -affaa to the number. Fractions can be expressed by saying the numerator as a cardinal number and then the denominator as an ordinal number.

### Numbers

 0 — zeeroo, duwwaa 40 — afurtama 1 — tokko 50 — shantama 2 — lama 60 — jahaatama, ja'aatama 3 — sadii 70 — torbaatama 4 — afur 80 — saddeettama 5 — shan 90 — sagaltama 6 — jaha, ja'a 100 — dhibba (tokko) 7 — torba 101 — dhibba (tokko) fi tokko 8 — saddeet 102 — dhibba (tokko) fi lama 9 — sagal ... 10 — kudhan 200 — dhibba lama 11 — kudha tokko 201 — dhibba lama fi tokko 12 — kudha lama ... ... 1000 — kumma (tokko) 20 — digdama 2000 — kuma lama 21 — digdamii tokko 2043 — kuma lamaa fi afurtamii sadii 22 — digdamii lama 5327 — kuma shan dhibba sadii fi digdamii torba ... 30 — soddoma 31 — soddomii tokko ...

### Ordinals

1st — tokkoffaa
2nd — lamaffaa
4th — arfaffaa, afraffa
5th — shanaffaa
6th — jahaffaa
7th — torbaffaa
9th — sagalaffaa
10th — kurnaffaa, kudhaffaa
11th — kudha tokoffaa

### Fractions

1/2 — walakkaa (tokko lamaffaa)
1/3 — siisoo, nuusii (tokko sadaffa)
1/4 — kurmaana, ruubi (tokko arfaffaa)