Ordinal Numbers / Dates

Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers are used to describe something's position relative to others. In other words, these are an object's rankings or placings.

 ordinal numbers To turn a number into an ordinal number, add the ending -ஆவது.

The only exception is the ordinal number for 1, which is முதலாவது. Here are the first 10 ordinal numbers:

 ordinal numbers 1-10 முதலாவது first இரண்டாவது second மூன்றாவது third நான்காவது fourth ஐந்தாவது fifth ஆறாவது sixth ஏழாவது seventh எட்டாவது eighth ஒன்பதாவது ninth பத்தாவது tenth
 . = irregular

dates

The only exception to using ordinal numbers, as they are, is when naming dates such as "February 29th" or "August 13th".

 Naming a date When naming a date, the suffix "-ஆம்" is added to the number. The word "தேதி" follows the number.

The word தேதி means "date". Click learn about Thamil months and seasons. Some examples of dates (using English months):

• பெபிரூவரி இருபத்தொன்பதாம் தேதி= "February 29th"
• ஆகசட் பதிமூன்றாம் தேதி = "August 13th"