Constructing numbers in Turkish is simple and straightforward. The rule is to line up the parts in decreasing magnitude like in English, but without putting any conjunctive words in between. For example, direct translation of 1256 from Turkish would be ´thousand two hundred fifty six´. Let´s continue to construct numbers after you take a look at the table below. The numbers from 0 to 10 definitely need to be learned without any rule, as well as 10, 20, ..., 100 and 1,0001,000,0001,000,000,000.... After that, it´s all about applying the simplestraightforward rules and practicing.
0 
sıfır 
21 
yirmi bir 
1 
bir 
22 
yirmi iki 
2 
iki 
30 
otuz 
3 
üç 
40 
kırk 
4 
dört 
50 
elli 
5 
beş 
60 
altmış 
6 
altı 
70 
yetmiş 
7 
yedi 
80 
seksen 
8 
sekiz 
90 
doksan 
9 
dokuz 
100 
yüz 
10 
on 
137 
yüz otuz yedi 
11 
on bir 
200 
iki yüz 
12 
on iki 
300 
üç yüz 
13 
on üç 
1,000 
bin 
14 
on dört 
2,000 
iki bin 
15 
on beş 
10,000 
on bin 
16 
on altı 
25,000 
yirmi beş bin 
17 
on yedi 
1,000,000 
bir milyon 
18 
on sekiz 
1,000,000,000 
bir milyar 
19 
on dokuz 


20 
yirmi 


Looking at the table above, let us see how some numbers are read in different cases:
58 > elli sekiz 
63 > altmış üç 
97 > doksan yedi 
104 > yüz dört 
148 > yüz kırk sekiz 
752 > yedi yüz elli iki 
1,765 > bin yedi yüz altmış beş 
48,392 > kırk sekiz bin üç yüz doksan iki 
305,018 > üç yüz beş bin on sekiz 
4,762,345,258 > dört milyar yedi yüz altmış iki milyon üç yüz kırk beş bin iki yüz elli sekiz 
Now, practice time. Try tofigure out the number correspondin to thefollowing (answers are below the list)
Turkish spelling 
Number 
dört 
? 
on dört 
? 
kırk dört 
? 
yüz yetmiş dört 
? 
altı yüz yirmi dokuz 
? 
yedi yüz yirmi dört 
? 
bin yedi yüz seksen beş 
? 
bir milyon üç 
? 
üç yüz yirmi sekiz 
? 
bin dokuz yüz on dokuz 
? 
iki bin dört 
? 
bin yedi yüz seksen dokuz 
? 
Correct answers in sequence are: 4, 14, 44, 174, 629, 724, 1785, 1000003, 328, 1919, 2004, 1789
Fractions
Another point to note here is how to read fractions. The most commonly used form, x.5, is read as the whole part of the number followed by buçuk. The only exception to this is the 0.5 case, which is read like the other fractions. For the other fractions, the whole part of the number is read first, and then the fractional part is read as if it is a seperate number after saying virgül . Acually virgül means comma, and this word is used for separating the whole part and the fractional part of a number. Comma is used instead of point or dot because in Turkish convention fractions are separated by comma. Here are some examples:
2.5 > iki buçuk 
274.5 > iki yüz yetmiş dört buçuk 
0.5 > sıfır virgül beş 
104.25 > yüz dört virgül yirmi beş 
14.8 > on dört virgül sekiz 
7.52 > yedi virgül elli iki 
1.705 > bir virgül yedi yüz beş 
48.012 > kırk sekiz virgül sıfır on iki 
305.008 > üç yüz beş virgül sıfır sıfır sekiz

We should also look at the translations of fraction denoting adjectives. These are:
Half > Yarım (Be careful that this is used only as an adjective, the word buçuk is used instead when you are reading numbers  half a bread is yarım ekmek, one and a half is bir buçuk)
Quarter > Çeyrek
Some sentences and prases using these adjectives would be:
Half an hour > yarım saat
Buy half a bread. > Yarım ekmek al.
Joe made a foul in the last quarter. > Joe son çeyrekte bir faul yaptı.
Sequence Numbers
Now, let us take a look at how order is indicated using the numbers. The suffix used for order is inci. Adding this at the and of any number will give the meaning of order. An important point to pay attention here, as always, is that this suffix changes according to vowel harmony.
1^{st} > birinci 
2^{nd} > ikinci (not ikiinci, one vowel falls when there is two next to each other) 
3^{rd} > üçüncü 
4^{th} > dördüncü 
5^{th} > beşinci 
6^{th} > altıncı (again, not altııncı because one of the double ı´s falls) 
7^{th} > yedinci 
10^{th} > onuncu 
25^{th} > yirmi beşinci 
50^{th} > ellinci (note the same vowel fall here) 
