Paj-Puj: Expressing Approximate Numbers via the Suffix <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >لىغان|لىگەن</span>

Expressing Approximate Numbers via the Suffix لىغان|لىگەن

لىغان|لىگەن» قوشۇمچىسى ئارقىلىق ياسالغان مۆلچەر سان»

When added to the positive powers of ten (10, 100, 1000, etc.), the suffix لىغان|لىگەن essentially acts as a plural suffix and forms approximate numbers that express multiples of the number in question (i.e., "tens", "hundreds", "thousands", etc.). The words نەچچە، قانچە may also be placed out in front.

hundred + (plural) = hundreds
يۈز + لىگەن = يۈزلىگەن

billion + (plural) = billions
مىليارد + لىغان = مىلياردلىغان

Hundreds of people came out into the square.
.مەيدانغا نەچچە يۈزلىگەن ئادەم چىقتى


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