The Numbers in Spanish

From 0 to 10:

Every number is different and you just need to learn each one individually:

0cero
1uno
2dos
3tres
4cuatro
5cinco
6seis
7siete
8ocho
9nueve
10diez

 

From 11 to 15:

Every number is still different, but at least there is a trick: all off them end in “ce”.

11once
12doce
13trece
14catorce
15quince
From 16 to 19:

They are still written in one word, and it’s always “dieci_____”:

16dieciséis
17diecisiete
18dieciocho
19diecinueve

 

From 20 to 29:

20 is written “veinte”, and the rest are still written in one word, and it’s always “veinti____

20veinte
21veintiuno
22veintidós
23veintitrés
24veinticuatro
25veinticinco
26veintiséis
27veintisiete
28veintiocho
29veintinueve

 

From 30 to 99:

You need to learn the words for 30, 40, 50 etc.

When there are also ones in the number, it’s written in 3 words. For example 35 = “thirty and five” = treinta y cinco.

30treinta
31treinta y uno
32treinta y dos
40cuarenta
43cuarenta y tres
50cincuenta
60sesenta
70setenta
80ochenta
90noventa
99noventa y nueve

 

Exactly 100:

The word “cien” only when it’s exactly one hundred, without tens or units.

100cien



From 101 to 999

You need to learn the word for every hundred. If there are tens and ones, there is no “y” after the hundreds.

101ciento uno
110ciento diez
146ciento cuarenta y seis
200doscientos
280doscientos ochenta
300trescientos
388trescientos ochenta y ocho
400cuatrocientos
500quinientos
600seiscientos
700setecientos
800ochocientos
900novecientos
999novecientos noventa y nueve

 

From 1.000 to 1.999:

it’s always “mil” plus the rest of the number. No “y” after the thousands either:

1.000mil
1.003mil tres
1.040mil cuarenta
1.872mil ochocientos setenta y dos

 

From 2.000 to 999.999:

The trick is to divide it mentally in two numbers: the number before the point, and the number after the point.

Say those numbers using the system you have learn until this point.

And just add the word “mil” separating the two numbers:

2.000dos mil
2.001dos mil uno
2.480dos mil cuatrocientos ochenta
4.300cuatro mil trescientos
37.000treinta y siete mil
37.600treinta y siete mil seiscientos
125.125ciento veinticinco mil ciento veinticinco
472.346cuatrocientos setenta y dos mil trescientos cuarenta y seis
999.999novecientos noventa y nueve mil novecientos noventa y nueve

 

From one million on:

You just have to say how many millions there are plus whatever comes next. No “y” after the millions either:

1.000.000un millón
2.000.000dos millones
3.500.000tres millones quinientos mil
55.248.248cincuenta y cinco millones doscientos cuarenta y ocho mil doscientos cuarenta y ocho

 

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