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Numbers In Spanish: Learn How To Count From 1 To 100

June 21, 2022

Imagine yourself at a local market in Latin America.

You find out that the seller only speaks Spanish. But after learning a few words such as 'hello' and 'you are welcome,' you stopped learning more vocabulary. You never got the chance to practice the numbers in Spanish!

Now you are in the middle of a language barrier with many people waiting for their turn in line. 

I understand how frustrating it can be when you are trying to communicate with a native speaker in their language. Still, the words just don't come out. 

Learning the numbers is one of the first steps to learning a new language, as we use them daily and everywhere. 

So, in today's article, you will get a complete easy guide to learning the Spanish numbers from 1 to 1000 and start counting to avoid those challenging situations. 

 

Cardinal Spanish Numbers: An Easy Guide With Sounds

How To Say 'Numbers' In Spanish

Número: Number (Singular form)

  • ¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono? (What is your phone number?)

Números: Numbers (Plural form)

  • ¿Cuáles numeros jugaste en la lotería? (What numbers did you play for the lottery?)

Spanish Numbers 1 To 10

Remember when you learned the basic numbers in your native language? Now you have to do the same but in Spanish. Start from the basic cardinal numbers until you reach 10, then move your way to count higher numbers until you reach 1000.

spanish numbers from 1 to 10

Counting the numbers isn't hard for someone who has learned English numbers. You will see how many similarities they have!

So, how do you say the numbers from 1 to 10 in Spanish?

1- Uno

2- Dos

3- Tres

4- Cuatro

5- Cinco

6- Seis

7- Siete

8- Ocho

9- Nueve

10- Diez

Let's see their translation and pronunciation. 

Note: The pronunciations in the tables are Latin American Spanish accents, which differs from how people in Spain pronounce the names. Nevertheless, if you learn this accent, it will still be intelligible to how people in Spain speak 'Castellano.'

NumeralEnglishSpanishPronunciation/Sound
0zerocero
1oneuno
2twodos
3threetres
4fourcuatro
5fivecinco
6sixseis
7sevensiete
8eightocho
9ninenueve
10tendiez

Sometimes when you add the number 1 in front of a noun, it transforms from -' uno,' to '-un.' For example: 'un gato' (a cat.)

In addition, its ending will change depending on the gender. Masculine nouns will end in '-uno' while feminine nouns end in '-una.'

For instance, the term 'casa' (house), which is feminine form, would use 'una' instead of '-uno' or '-un.' So it would be: "Una casa' (a house). 

Numbers In Spanish From 11 To 50 

Learning the following numbers is so easy!

spanish number 20 veinte

In this category, you will notice that the numbers until 15 end in "-ce.' For these numbers, the first part is the unit, and the second is the ten. The number 11, for example, literally means: 'one ten is 11' and so on.

Furthermore, from 16 to 19, you will notice that all numbers have the base number as an ending. Ex: 19: (diecinueve - ‘nueve’ means 9!)

NumeralEnglishIn SpanishPronunciation/Sound
11elevenonce
12twelvedoce
13thirteentrece
14fourteencatorce
15fifteenquince
16sixteendieciséis
17seventeendiecisiete
18eighteendieciocho
19nighteendiecinueve
20twentyveinte

21-30

NumeralEnglishIn SpanishPronunciation/Sound
21twenty-oneveintiuno
22twenty-twoveintidós
23twenty-threeveintitrés
24twenty-fourveinticuatro
25twenty-fiveveinticinco
26twenty-sixveintiséis
27twenty-sevenveintisiete
28twenty-eightveintiocho
29twenty-nineveintinueve
30thirtytreinta

Some numbers that end in 0 are written with the ending '-enta,' such as 30 (treinta). The exceptions to this rule are the numbers 10 (diez) and 20 (veinte).

numbers in spanish 36 treinta y seis

From the number 30 onwards, it becomes even easier to count. As you stop combining the words' veinti+nueve' - 29, start separating and adding a 'y' (and). 

Formula: ten + and + units 

For example:

The number 36 is written down as: 'treinta y seis.'

(10+3) + (y) + (6)

Let's continue counting!

NumeralEnglishIn SpanishPronunciation/Sound
31thirty-onetreinta y uno
32thirty-twotreinta y dos
33thirty-threetreinta y tres
34thirty-fourtreinta y cuatro
35thirty-fivetreinta y cinco
36thirty-sixtreinta y seis
37thirty-seventreinta y siete
38thirty-eighttreinta y ocho
39thirty-ninetreinta y nueve
40fortycuarenta
41forty-onecuarenta y uno
42forty-twocuarenta y dos
43forty-threecuarenta y tres
44forty-fourcuarenta y cuatro
45forty-fivecuarenta y cinco
46Forty-sixcuarenta y seis
47forty-sevencuarenta y siete
48forty-eightcuarenta y ocho
49forty-ninecuarenta y nueve
50fiftycincuenta

Now You Can Count Until 100! 

NumeralEnglishSpanishPronunciation/Sound
51fifty-onecincuenta y uno
52fifty-twocincuenta y dos
53fifty-threecincuenta y tres
54fifty-fourcincuenta y cuatro
55fifty-fivecincuenta y cinco
56Fifty-sixcincuenta y seis
57fifty-sevencincuenta y siete
58fifty-eightcincuenta y ocho
59fifty-ninecincuenta y nueve
60sixtysesenta
cardinal spanish number 60 sesenta

 

61-70

61sixty-onesesenta y uno
62sixty-twosesenta y dos
63sixty-threesesenta y tres
64sixty-foursesenta y cuatro
65sixty-fivesesenta y cinco
66sixty-sixsesenta y seis
67sixty-sevensesenta y siete
68sixty-eightsesenta y ocho
69sixty-ninesesenta y nueve
70seventysetenta

71-90

71seventy-onesetenta y uno
72seventy-twosetenta y dos
73seventy-threesetenta y tres
74seventy-foursetenta y cuatro
75seventy-fivesetenta y cinco
76seventy-sixsetenta y seis
77seventy-sevensetenta y siete
78seventy- eightsetenta y ocho
79seventy-ninesetenta y nueve
80eightyochenta
81eighty-oneochenta y uno
82eighty-twoochenta y dos
83eighty-threeochenta y tres
84eighty-fourochenta y cuatro
85eighty-fiveochenta y cinco
86eighty-sixochenta y seis
87eighty-sevenochenta y siete
88eighty-eightochenta y ocho
89eighty-nineochenta y nueve
90ninetynoventa
ochenta 80 eighty in spanish

91-100

91ninety-onenoventa y uno
92ninety-twonoventa y dos
93ninety-threenoventa y tres
94ninety-fournoventa y cuatro
95ninety-fivenoventa y cinco
96ninety-sixnoventa y seis
97ninety-sevennoventa y siete
98ninety-eightnoventa y ocho
99ninety-ninenoventa y nueve
100one hundredcien

 

Practice Your Knowledge Of Spanish Cardinal Numbers!

Let's see some sentences involving smaller and higher numbers in real-life situations. 

  • Pedimos veinte cafés para llevar. (We ordered Twenty coffees to go.)
  • Tengo tres hijos. (I have three children.)
  • Mi gato tiene diez años. (My cat is ten years old.)
  • Un minuto, por favor. (One minute, please.)
  • Me podría dar dos cervezas, por favor? (Can I get two beers, please?)
  • Cuarenta y cinco personas asistieron al teatro hoy. (Forty-five people attended the theater today.)
  • Recibí treinta y cinco cartas. (I received thirty-five letters.)
  • Son las cinco de la tarde con seis minutes. (It's five in the afternoon, in six minutes.)
  • Tengo cincuenta días para estudiar. (I have fifty days to study.)
  • Hay veinte caballos en la pista. (There are twenty horses on the track.)
  • Hay cuarenta y tres aspirantes. (There are forty-three applicants.)

 

Learn More Spanish With Ling App!

Now that you know how to count Spanish numbers, you are ready to speak them out loud. Your next step is to practice these numbers to count in your everyday life. The more you speak Spanish, the better. Start by counting simple objects in your room to using the numbers when paying abroad. 

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