Ordinal numbers are used to describe something’s position relative to others. In other words, these are an object’s rankings or placings.
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|
The only exception to using ordinal numbers, as they are, is when naming dates such as “February 29th” or “August 13th”.
When naming a date, the suffix “-ஆம்” is added to the number. The word “தேதி” follows the number.
The word தேதி means “date”.
Some examples of dates (using English months):