Wondering how to say your age in Spanish? Or how to say the number 25? Or maybe you want to know how to order one or two coffees in a Spanish cafe? That’s when you need to know your Spanish numbers – los números!

Yes, friend, learning Spanish numbers is very important. Whether you’re describing something, counting, or just buying something from a store, you’ll need them!

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place! Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about numbers in Spanish!

In this article we’ll cover:

- Spanish numbers 1-100
- Spanish number 1-20
- Spanish numbers – The twenties
- Spanish numbers from 31-99

- Spanish numbers – The hundreds
- Spanish numbers – The thousands
- Spanish numbers – The millions
- When to use the Spanish numbers
- Practice time
- Final words

We promise that by the end of this guide, you will know all you need to about numbers in Spanish and when to use them.

Let’s get started!

## Spanish numbers 1-100

Important: The Spanish numbers we’re going to learn in this guide are also known as Cardinal numbers. We cover Ordinal numbers in a separate post.

Cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers serve different purposes in language and represent different types of quantities.

Cardinal numbers, as the name suggests, are used to count or show quantity. They answer the question “how many?”. For example, one, two, three, and so on are cardinal numbers. In Spanish, these are “uno”, “dos”, “tres”, etc.

On the other hand, ordinal numbers are used to show position or order in a set. They answer the question “in what order?”. Examples include first, second, third, etc. In Spanish, these are “primero”, “segundo”, “tercero”, etc.

In essence, if you are counting items (like apples, days, or cars), you’ll use cardinal numbers. If you’re indicating position or order (like in a race, a sequence, or a list), you’ll use ordinal numbers.

First, we’ll learn the Spanish numbers from 1 to 100. After that, we’ll learn the numbers that go up by tens, from 20 to 100. We need to learn these numbers first before we go further.

Numbers | Number in spanish | Numbers | Number in spanish | |

0 | Cero | 15 | Quince | |

1 | Uno | 16 | Dieciséis | |

2 | Dos | 17 | Diecisiete | |

3 | Tres | 18 | Dieciocho | |

4 | Cuatro | 19 | Diecinueve | |

5 | Cinco | 20 | Veinte | |

6 | Seis | 21 | Veintiuno | |

7 | Siete | 30 | Treinta | |

8 | Ocho | 40 | Cuarenta | |

9 | Nueve | 50 | Cincuenta | |

10 | Diez | 60 | Sesenta | |

11 | Once | 70 | Setenta | |

12 | Doce | 80 | Ochenta | |

13 | Trece | 90 | Noventa | |

14 | Catorce | 100 | Cien |

### Spanish number – The twenties

So from the Spanish numbers **21** to the **29,** the root of the words changes from veinte to **veinti+a number from 1-9**, let’s check it next

Numbers | Number in spanish |

21 | Veintiuno |

22 | Veintidós |

23 | Veintitrés |

24 | Veinticuatro |

25 | Veinticinco |

26 | Veintiséis |

27 | Veintisiete |

28 | Veintiocho |

29 | Veintinueve |

*Note**: 22-veintidós, 23-veintitrés and 26-veintiséis numbers in spanish have an accent.*

### Spanish numbers from 31-99

For numbers from 31 to 99 in Spanish, there’s a simple pattern. You just need to say the tens number (like 20, 30, 40) plus “y” (which means “and”) plus a number from 1 to 9. It’s like saying “thirty and one” and so on.

Let’s look at this next.

Numbers | Number in spanish |

31 | Treinta y uno |

42 | Cuarenta y dos |

54 | Cincuenta y cuatro |

67 | Sesenta y siete |

75 | Setenta y cinco |

88 | Ochenta y ocho |

99 | Noventa y nueve |

## Spanish numbers – The hundreds

The hundred numbers in spanish, are pretty easy, you just have to use **the base number **+ **cientos, **example: 200, **dos+cientos**

There are some variations in 100 – cien, 900 – **nove**cientos, 500 – **quinientos** and 700 – **sete**cientos

Numbers | Number in spanish |

The base number + Cientos | |

100 | Cien |

200 | Doscientos |

300 | Trescientos |

400 | Cuatrocientos |

500 | Quinientos |

600 | Seiscientos |

700 | Setecientos |

800 | Ochocientos |

900 | Novecientos |

Making numbers in Spanish follows a pattern. We have a trick for you to understand it better. In the next chart, you will see this pattern in detail.

*Note: Cien** changes to **ciento** from 101 to 199:*

Patterns chart | ||

1 | 0 | 3 |

Ciento | tres | |

1 | 1 | 0 |

Ciento | diez | |

1 | 3 | 2 |

Ciento | treinta | Y dos |

2 | 3 | 4 |

Doscientos | treinta | Y cuatro |

4 | 6 | 0 |

Cuatrocientos | sesenta | |

9 | 9 | 9 |

Novecientos | noventa | Y nueve |

Got it?

Easy huh?

Now let’s check the next chart with more *examples.*

Numbers | Number in spanish |

112 | Ciento doce |

157 | Ciento cincuenta y siete |

210 | Doscientos diez |

324 | Trescientos veinticuatro |

459 | Cuatrocientos cincuenta y nueve |

587 | Quinientos ochenta y siete |

770 | Setecientos setenta |

1000 | Mil |

## Spanish numbers – The thousands

Here, things get even easier. The word for “thousand” in Spanish is “mil”. So, you just say the base number and then “mil”. Let’s check this out in the next chart.

Numbers | Number in spanish |

The base number + Mil | |

1000 | Mil |

2000 | Dos mil |

3000 | Tres mil |

4000 | Cuatro mil |

5000 | Cinco mil |

6000 | Seis mil |

7000 | Siete mil |

8000 | Ocho mil |

9000 | Nueve mil |

10000 | Diez mil |

Again, there’s a pattern for making bigger numbers. In the next chart, you’ll see this pattern clearly.

Patterns chart | |||

1 | 0 | 3 | 0 |

Mil | treinta | ||

1 | 1 | 0 | 0 |

Mil | cien | ||

1 | 3 | 2 | 5 |

Mil | trescientos | veinticinco | |

2 | 5 | 4 | 6 |

Dosmil | quinientos | cuarenta | y seis |

8 | 1 | 0 | 0 |

Ochocientos | cien |

Here we have more combinations and *examples:*

Numbers | Number in spanish |

2021 | Dos Mil veintiuno |

5970 | Cinco mil novecientos setenta |

8500 | Ocho mil quinientos |

9999 | Nueve mil novecientos noventa y nueve |

## Spanish number – The millions

Here, “1 million” is “un millón” in Spanish, which is a bit different. For all other numbers, we use “millones” like “2 million” is “dos millones”, “3 million” is “tres millones”, and so on. It follows the same pattern we’ve seen before.

So, the structure is the base number plus “millones”.

Let’s look at this next.

Numbers | Number in spanish |

The base number + Millones | |

1’000,000 | Un millón |

2’000,000 | Dos millones |

3’000,000 | Tres millones |

4’000,000 | Cuatro millones |

50’000,000 | Cincuenta millones |

68’000,000 | Sesenta y ocho millones |

72’000,500 | Setenta y dos millones quinientos |

812’150,000 | Ochocientos doce millones ciento cincuenta mil |

900’852,120 | Novecientos millones ochocientos cincuenta y dos mil ciento veinte |

Now you know how to count in Spanish! You don’t have to learn all of it, just take what you need!

But since this is a complete guide about Spanish numbers, we have more to share. Let’s look at when you’ll need to use these numbers in Spanish next:

## When to Use Spanish Numbers

As we mentioned before, the numbers in Spanish are called cardinal numbers. We use these numbers when talking about time, dates, age, and how many adjectives there are.

Let’s look at each of these in more detail next.

### Spanish numbers – The time

To tell the time, using the numbers in Spanish is pretty easy. In Spanish, you just use **Ser** (son – es) and then the **articles** (la – las) and the cardinal number, examples

- It is
**three**o’clock

Son las**tres**

- It is
**five**o’clock

Son las**cinco**

- It is
**one**in the afternoon

Es la**una**de la tarde

*Note:** It is one – Es la una, is the only exception to use ser (es) and the article (la) in singular and masculine, the rest of hours you always use ser (son) and the article (las) in plural and masculine*

### Spanish numbers – Dates

For talking about the dates always is used the **article** *el* in singular and masculine and then the cardinal number, *examples:*

- Today is the january
**12th**

Hoy es el**doce**de enero

- Tomorrow is september
**1st**

Mañana es el**primero**de septiembre

*Note**: The only exception is the first of the month, for which you always use **el** primero.*

### Spanish numbers – Age

To talk about the age in spanish you have to use the verb **tener** and the cardinal number, *examples:*

- I am
**twenty-nine**years old

Yo tengo**veintinueve**años

- Maria has
**forty-seven**years old

Maria tiene**cuarenta y siete**años

### Number as Nouns or Adjectives

The cardinal numbers can serve as a **noun **or** adjective **too, *examples:*

- The neighbor’s two dogs

Los dos perros del vecino

- My three friends

Mis tres amigas

It is important to note that when you use the spanish numbers with an adjective only the **gender** has to match, *examples:*

- The two hundred houses of the village

Las doscientas casas del pueblo

- The four-hundred bicycles of the competition

Las cuatrocientas bicicletas de la competencia

The **number **** One- Uno**, converts to

**in masculine and**

*un***in feminine,**

*una**examples*

- I have one car

Yo tengo un carro

- The thirty-one cars in the parking space

Los treinta y un carros del parqueadero

- She has one house

Ella tiene una casa

- The twenty-one houses in the neighborhood

Las veintiuna casas del vecindario

Now you have everything you need to know about the numbers in Spanish, my friend.

## Final words

That’s all!

Well done, you made it through!

With this complete guide and some practice, you’ll master Spanish numbers. We know it’s a lot to take in right now. Just keep this guide handy and look at it whenever you need to.

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