Numbers and Counting

Basic numbers from zero to ten:

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

To count from eleven to nineteen, we add the suffix “-ce” to the corresponding number:

11 – once
12 – doce
13 – trece
14 – catorce
15 – quince
16 Рdiecis̩is
17 – diecisiete
18 – dieciocho
19 – diecinueve

To count in multiples of ten, we add the suffix “-enta” to the corresponding number:

20 – veinte
30 – treinta
40 – cuarenta
50 – cincuenta
60 – sesenta
70 – setenta
80 – ochenta
90 – noventa

To count beyond ninety-nine, we use the “hundred” and “thousand” units:

100 – cien
200 – doscientos
300 – trescientos
400 – cuatrocientos
500 – quinientos
600 – seiscientos
700 – setecientos
800 – ochocientos
900 – novecientos
1000 – mil

To express numbers between 101 and 199, we use “ciento” plus the corresponding digit:

101 – ciento uno
115 – ciento quince
199 – ciento noventa y nueve

To express numbers between 200 and 999, we use the corresponding hundred unit plus the corresponding digit:

218 – doscientos dieciocho
356 – trescientos cincuenta y seis
891 – ochocientos noventa y uno

To express numbers between 1000 and 999,999, we use the “thousand” unit plus the corresponding number:

1001 – mil uno
3456 – tres mil cuatrocientos cincuenta y seis
987654 – novecientos ochenta y siete mil seiscientos cincuenta y cuatro

Remember that the Spanish language separates numbers by using a comma (,) instead of a period (.) as used in English.

Now, let’s practice counting in Spanish from zero to 1000!

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