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Ordinal Numerals in Pashto Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ordinal numerals are numerals used to describe position and sequential order. Different kinds of ordinal numerals that can be used include partitive numerals, and multiplicative numerals. The following three tables define these three different kinds of ordinal numerals in Pashto. Table 1 depicts ranking ordinal numerals, Table 2 depict partitive numerals while Table 3 depicts multiplicative numerals.

Table 1: Ranking Ordinal Numerals

English Pashto
First وړومبے
Second دويم
Third دريم
Fourth څلورم
Fifth پنځم
Sixth شپږم
Seventh اووم
Eighth اتم
Ninth نهم
Tenth لسم


English Pashto
Ahmad got first position in the competition احمدپه مقابله کښے وړومبے نمبرراغے
Ahmad got second position in the competition احمدپه مقابله کښے دويم نمبرراغے
Ahmad got second position in the competition احمدپه مقابله کښے دريم نمبرراغے

Table 2: Partitive Numerals

English Pashto
Half نيم نيمه
Three fourth په څلور كښې درې
Two third درې كښې دوه برخې
One forth څلورو كښې يوه برخې
One fifth پنځو كښې يوه برخه
One sixth شپږو كښې يوه برخه
One seventh اووه كښې يوه برخه
One eight اته كښې يوه برخه
One ninth نهو كښې يوه برخه
One tenth لسو كښې يوه برخه


English Pashto
Ahmad got three fourths share of profit په څلور كښې درې  ګټے احمدده
Ahmad got one sixths share of profit شپږو كښې يوه برخه  ګټے احمدده
Ahmad got one eights share of profit اته كښې يوه برخه  ګټے احمدده


Table 3: Multiplicative Numerals

English Pashto
Single يو چند
Double دوه چنده
Triple times درے چنده
Four times څلور چنده
Five times پنځه چنده
Six times شپږ چنده
Seven times اووه چنده
Eight times اته چنده
Nine times نهه چنده
Ten times لسم چنده
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