Numbers in Spanish (1 to 100 to 1000): Easy guide on how to use cardinal numbers

The NUMBERS in Spanish: How to Use Them Correctly in ANY Situation 🔢 [SPANISH LESSON 10]

Regardless of whether you want to talk about dates, age, money, phone numbers, or number in any other context or for any purpose, this information will prove useful for you to know cómo usar los números (how to use the numbers in Spanish!).

1. Basic questions about Spanish numbers

When I travel, I like to know at least some basic questions and how to respond to them. Learning the numbers will help you a lot in asking and understanding those questions:

  • ¿Cuánto cuesta? (How much is it?)
  • ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)
  • ¿Cuál es tu número telefónico? (What is your phone number?)

These questions will be very helpful… specially the last one if you just met someone and you really want their phone number. In that case, you should say your number correctly or understand when they tell you their number.

2. The numbers in Spanish

Probably, the trickiest part is learning the numbers 0 to 20 first, as they have particular names and you must learn them as they are. However, after 20, everything gets easier.

  • CERO (zero)the difference lies in pronunciation: letter C should be pronounced like letter S
  • UNO (one) – it will always come out as UNO if it’s on its own, but you should make adjustments when used next to noun: UN PERRO (if masculine) or UNA PERRA (if femenine)
  • DOS (two)
  • TRES (three)
  • CUATRO (four)
  • CINCO (five)
  • SEIS (six)
  • SIETE (seven)
  • OCHO (eight)
  • NUEVE (nine)
  • DIEZ (ten)
  • ONCE (eleven)
  • DOCE (twelve)
  • TRECE (thirteen)
  • CATORCE (fourteen)
  • QUINCE (fifteen)
  • DIECISÉIS (sixteen)
  • DIECISIETE (seventeen)
  • DIECIOCHO (eighteen)
  • DIECINUEVE (nineteen)
  • VEINTE (twenty)

3. Learn Spanish numbers after 20

The numbers from 21 to 29 are similar to those in English in terms of how the words are built: Twenty-One, Twenty-Two… which becomes veintiuno, veintidós and so on…

From 30 on, one says treinta (thirty) or cuarenta (forty) plus either number from one to ten, depending on which number you are referrring to:

  • 31 is TREINTA Y UNO
  • 42 is CUARENTA Y DOS
  • 86 is OCHENTA Y SEIS

Y así sucesivamente (and so on)…

4. Spanish lessons about numbers after 100

Well, the number 100 by itself is CIEN, similar to the English words “centenary” and “percent”, both of which come from the Latin word “centum” for a hundred. However, to pronounce the rest of the numbers, the word CIEN this word changes to CIENTO.

  • 101 is ciento uno; 102 is ciento dos; 103 is ciento tres

Same for two hundred to nine hundred. Additionally, same as in English, we should say the number first and then the word “Hundred” – this time, in plural:

  • 200 – doscientos
  • 300 – trescientos
  • 400 – cuatrocientos
  • 500 – quinientos
  • 600 – seiscientos
  • 700 – setecientos
  • 800 – ochocientos
  • 900 – novecientos

5. Spanish numbers 1 to 100 in context

At this point, you are able to reply to either of the questions we mentioned towards the beginning. ¿Recuerdas? (Remember?)

  • ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)
    Yo tengo 21 años. (I am 21 years old.)
  • ¿Cuánto cuesta? (How much does it cost?)
    Eso cuesta 98 dólares. (That cost 98 dollars)
  • ¿Cuál es tu número telefónico?
    (Try saying your phone number out loud in Spanish!)

As you can see, the name of the numbers won’t change even if they are put together – same as in English. So, that makes it easier to read!

numbers in spanish explained by female teacher

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There you go! Now you know the numbers in Spanish and you may now use answer useful questions!

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