Spanish Numbers

By optilingo

Learn how to count in Spanish. This free online Spanish lesson covers Spanish numbers, including both Spanish cardinals and Spanish ordinals.

Understanding grammar will help you on your way to foreign language fluency. When learning the Spanish language, it’s important to know that how to count because soon or later, you will have to talk about numbers.

Just like in English, numbers are a critical part of communicating in Spanish [The Best Way to Speak Spanish]. From time to streets to money, you are going to need to know numbers. This is pretty much straight memorization, which can help you create regular sessions working with Spanish while you are working on pronunciation.

Number

Spanish Name

 

Number

Spanish Name

0

cero

26

veintiséis

1

uno

27

veintisiete

2

dos

28

veintiocho

3

tres

29

veintinueve

4

cuatro

30

treinta

5

cinco

40

cuarenta

6

seis

50

cincuenta

7

siete

60

sesenta

8

ocho

70

setenta

9

nueve

80

ochenta

10

diez

90

noventa

11

once

100

cien

12

doce

101

ciento uno

13

trece

110

ciento diez

14

catorce

200

doscientos

15

quince

300

trescientos

16

dieciséis

400

cuatrocientos

17

diecisiete

500

quinientos

18

dieciocho

600

seiscientos

19

diecinueve

700

setecientos

20

veinte

800

ochocientos

21

veintiuno

900

novecientos

22

veintidós

1000

mil

23

veintitrés

10000

diez mil

24

veinticuatro

1 million

un millón

25

veinticinco

1 billion

mil millones

Just like in English, the first 20 numbers are the most difficult because the amount of repetition is minimal. Once you reach 20, Spanish and English are similar because you say the tens place, the word and the letter “i” (pronounced ee in Spanish), then the ones place – 21 is veintiuno, 22 is veintidós – the repetition makes it easy. This is not the case with the first 20 numbers, which all tend to be unique, so it is important for you to memorize them and really work on them. Once you reach the hundreds, it is like English in that you only say the numbers, but now you substitute the suffix “-to” instead of“i” as in previous examples – ciento cuatro (104) and ciento quince (115).

Ordinal Numbers

Once you know how to count, you will need to start memorizing the ordinal numbers. These are the numbers you use to identify place: the first stair, the second street, the seventh apple. The following provide the first 19 ordinal numbers.

Ordinal Number

Spanish Name

 

Ordinal Number

Spanish Name

First

primero

Eleventh

undécimo

Second

segundo

Twelfth

duodécimo

Third

tercero

Twentieth

vigésimo

Fourth

cuarto

Thirtieth

trigésimo

Fifth

quinto

Fortieth

cuadragésimo

Sixth

sexto

Fiftieth

quincuagésimo

Seventh

séptimo

Sixtieth

sexagésimo

Eighth

octavo

Seventeenth

septuagésimo

Ninth

noveno

Eighteenth

octogésimo

Tenth

décimo

Ninetieth

nonagésimo