numbers.jpg

Numbers in Spanish

Numbers from 1 to 1000


Learning numbers is a key stage in your Spanish learning journey. Numbers enable us to interact in a wide variety of situations, for example: describing your surroundings, asking for information, talking about the time or simply to go shopping!

White numbers on red background


Numbers in Spanish are very straightforward and they are similar to English in their formation.

Let's start with the basic ones (here's a video for pronunciation).

1-20

1 - uno

2 - dos

3 - tres

4 - cuatro

5 - cinco

6 - seis

7 - siete

8 - ocho

9 - nueve

10 - diez

11 - once

12 - doce

13 - trece

14 - catorce

15 - quince

16 - dieciséis

17 - diecisiete

18 - dieciocho

19 - diecinueve

20 - veinte


20-30

From 21 we use the stem "veinti-" plus another number:

21 - veintiuno

22 - veintidós

23 - veintitrés

24 - veinticuatro

25 - veinticinco

26 - veintiséis

27 - veintisiete

28 - veintiocho

29 - veintinueve


30-99

Now, for the multiples of ten you need to add a letter "y" (and).

For example, 31 would be "treinta y uno", literally meaning: Thirty and one

30 - treinta

31 - treinta y uno

32 - treinta y dos

33 - treinta y tres

and so on, you repeat the same pattern with the rest.

40 - cuarenta

50 - cincuenta

60 - sesenta

70 - setenta

80 - ochenta

90 - noventa


You are at 100 (cien) now! 🎉

When we express numbers higher than 100 we say "ciento"

101 - ciento uno

102 - ciento dos

103 - ciento tres

and so on...


For higher numbers, use the rules learnt previously regarding the multiples of ten.

Example:

145 - ciento cuarenta y cinco

123 - ciento veintitrés

178 - ciento setenta y ocho


Now, here are the rest of the hundreds. Pay special attention to 500, 700 and 900.

200 - doscientos

300 - trescientos

400 - cuatrocientos

500 - quinientos

600 - seiscientos

700 - setecientos

800 - ochocientos

900 - novecientos


And now you have reached 1000 (mil)! 🎉


Now all you need to do is to combine all the structures learnt previously, observe the examples:

864 - ochocientos sesenta y cuatro.

503 - quinientos tres

166 - ciento sesenta y seis

223 - doscientos veintitrés

77 - setenta y siete


Activity ✍️


Write the following numbers. The answers are at the end.

47 ......................................

137 ......................................

456 ......................................

33 ......................................

532 ......................................

159 ......................................

786 ......................................

999 ......................................

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

47 - cuarenta y siete

137 - ciento treinta y siete

456 - cuatrocientos cincuenta y seis

33 - treinta y tres

532 - quinientos treinta y dos

159 - ciento cincuenta y nueve

786 - setecientos ochenta y seis

999 novecientos noventa y nueve


Happy learning!

All Posts