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Numbers in Spanish

By 21 May, 2020June 15th, 2020EIN

When learning Spanish, the numbers in Spanish is a basic vocabulary. These are terms that present some changes compared to English; but they are not a problem for learning. From Escuela de Idiomas Nerja, a Spanish academy in Malaga, located in Nerja, Spain, we help you learn this basic vocabulary in our escuela de español.

Learn Spanish language is complicated due to flexible syntax and multiple ways of referring to a concept.

Cardinals Numbers in Spanish

The cardinal numbers in Spanish follow the same pattern from number 15, although up to number 29 there are certain rules that it is recommended to learn to speak Spanish correctly, in addition to writing it. Also, the numbers in Spanish, only the cardinals, have no gender or plural and are not shortened with º or ª.


When the cardinal one and its compounds are put, in adjective function, before a masculine noun, they always take the apocapated form “un”: un libro (a book), ventiún soldados (twenty-one soldiers) and ciento un opositores (one hundred and one opponents).

The apocope of the feminine form is also normal when the numeral precedes a feminine noun that begins with / a / tonic: un águila (an eagle) or veintiún hachas (twenty-one axes). Only the apocope is correct before nouns.

Commas and full stops: meanwhile in English it is normal to split every 3 digits of a whole number with a comma and mark the decimal point with a full stop, in Spanish this convention is reversed.

For example: 1,256.78 will be written in spanish, 1.256,78

  • one: uno
  • two: dos
  • three: tres
  • four: cuatro
  • five: cinco
  • six: seis
  • seven: siete
  • eight: ocho
  • nine: nueve
  • ten: diez
  • eleven: once
  • twelve: doce
  • thirteen: trece
  • fourteen: catorce
  • fifteen: quince
  • sixteen: dieciséis
  • seventeen: diecisiete
  • eighteen: dieciocho
  • nineteen: diecinueve
  • twenty: veinte
  • twenty-one: veintiuno
  • twenty-two: veintidós
  • twenty-three: veintitrés
  • twenty-four: veinticuatro
  • twenty-five: veinticinco
  • twenty-six: veintiséis
  • twenty-seven: veintisiete
  • twenty-eight: veintiocho
  • twenty-nine: veintinueve
  • thirty: treinta
  • thirty-one: treinta y uno
  • thirty-two: treinta y dos
  • thirty-three: treinta y tres
  • thirty-four: treinta y cuatro
  • thirty-five: treinta y cinco
  • thirty-six: treinta y seis
  • thirty-seven: treinta y siete
  • thirty-eight: treinta y ocho
  • thirty-nine: treinta y nueve
  • forty: cuarenta
  • forty-one: cuarenta y uno
  • forty-two: cuarenta y dos
  • forty-three: cuarenta y tres
  • forty-four: cuarenta y cuatro
  • forty-five: cuarenta y cinco
  • forty-six: cuarenta y seis
  • forty-seve: cuarenta y siete
  • forty-eight: cuarenta y ocho
  • forty-nine:cuarenta y nueve
  • fifty: cincuenta
  • fifty-one: cincuenta y uno
  • fifty-two: cincuenta y dos
  • fifty-three: cincuenta y tres
  • fifty-four: cincuenta y cuatro
  • fifty-five: cincuenta y cinco
  • fifty-six: cincuenta y seis
  • fifty-seven: cincuenta y siete
  • fifty-eight: cincuenta y ocho
  • fifty-nine: cincuenta y nueve
  • sixty: sesenta
  • sixty-one: sesenta y uno
  • sixty-two: sesenta y dos
  • sixty-three: sesenta y tres
  • sixty-four: sesenta y cuatro
  • sixty-five: sesenta y cinco
  • sixty-six: sesenta y seis
  • sixty-seven: sesenta y siete
  • sixty-eight: sesenta y ocho
  • sixty-nine: sesenta y nueve
  • seventy: setenta
  • seventy-one: setenta y uno
  • seventy-two: setenta y dos
  • seventy-three: setenta y tres
  • seventy-four: setenta y cuatro
  • seventy-five: setenta y cinco
  • seventy-six: setenta y seis
  • seventy-seve: setenta y siete
  • seventy-eight: setenta y ocho
  • seventy-nine: setenta y nueve
  • eighty: ochenta
  • eighty-one: ochenta y uno
  • eighty-two: ochenta y dos
  • eighty-three: ochenta y tres
  • eighty-four: ochenta y cuatro
  • eighty-five: ochenta y cinco
  • eighty-six: ochenta y seis
  • eighty-seven: ochenta y siete
  • eighty-eight: ochenta y ocho
  • eighty-nine: ochenta y nueve
  • ninety: noventa
  • ninety-one: noventa y uno
  • ninety-two: noventa y dos
  • ninety-three: noventa y tres
  • ninety-four: noventa y cuatro
  • ninety-five: noventa y cinco
  • ninety-six: noventa y seis
  • ninety-seven: noventa y siete
  • ninety-eight: noventa y ocho
  • ninety-nine: noventa y nueve
  • one hundred: cien

Ordinal Numbers in Spanish

Unlike cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers do have gender, changing the final letter for a / a / in case of refererise to feminine.


The forms of 1st and 3rd are slightly irregular when they come before a singular masculine noun. These are “primer” and “tercer” in some cases.

For example: El primer lugar (The first place) y el tercer niño (The third child).

Ordinals numbres 1 – 9 & tens

  • First: primero
  • Second: segundo
  • Third: tercero
  • Fourth: cuarto
  • Fifth: quinto
  • Sixth: sexto
  • Seventh: séptimo
  • Eighth: octavo
  • Nineth: noveno
  • tenth: décimo
  • twentieth: vigésimo
  • thirtieth: trigésimo
  • fortieth: cuadragésimo
  • fiftieth: quincuagésimo
  • sixtieth: sextagésimo
  • seventieth: septuagésimo
  • eightieth: octogésimo
  • nineties: nonenagésimo

Ordinals numbers 1-100

Ordinal numbers in Spanish are formed using the tens + the first 9 ordinal numbers, for example:

  • 14: decimonoveno
  • 28: vigésimooctavo
  • 32: trigésimo segundo
  • 41: cuadragésimo primero


Ordinal numbers in Spanish are written in a single word up to 30.

And only the 11th and 12th have an irregular writing, correspondingly undécimo and duoodécimo.

Other terms in Spanish: Good Morning in Spanish. Hi in Spanish, Hello in Spanish, Morning in Spanish, Days of the week in Spanish

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