Numbers in Spanish: How to count from 1 to 1000+ in Spanish (2023)

Numbers in Spanish: How to count from 1 to 1000+ in Spanish (1)

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Do you want to know about Spanish numbers and how to count from 1 to 100 in Spanish?

In this article, I share everything you need to know about numbers in Spanish. I describe what Spanish numbers are, examples of how to use them, and much more.

  • Spanish for numbers 1-10
  • 1 – 100 spanish numbers
  • Counting spanish numbers 1 – 1000+
  • Billions and trillions in Spanish (You are not what you think you are)
  • How do you pronounce numbers in spanish?
  • Spanish for "One": Un, Uno or Una?
  • Spanish for 100: one hundred or one hundred?
  • Separation of numbers in Spanish: ¿punto o coma?
  • How do you say "... and a half" in Portuguese?
  • ordinal numbers in spanish
  • Usage examples of numbers in Spanish
  • Spanish numbers: how to learn them?

In case you're wondering how to say "numbers" in Spanish, it'sPay.The Spanish word for "number" isNumber.

So let's learn something.Pay, starting with the Spanish cardinal numbers!

Spanish for numbers 1-10

Let's start with the basics. Here are the Spanish cardinal numbers from 1 to 10:


Numbers in Spanish: How to count from 1 to 1000+ in Spanish (2)

1 – 100 spanish numbers

Now let's go with the numbers from 1 to 100 in Spanish. After reading them, I'll tell you some tricks to remember them.

1 same2 of3 three4 (four5 cinco
6 six7 (seven8 years9 novo10 dias
11 once12 lindo13 passports14 gatos15 quinces
16 (sixteen17 seventeen18 eighteen19 nineteen20 (twenty
21 twenty one22 twenty-two23 twenty three24 twenty-four25 twenty-five
26 twenty six27 twenty seven28 twenty eight29 twenty-ninethirty thirty
31 thirty one32 thirty-two33 thirty-three34 thirty four35 thirty five
36 thirty six37 thirty seven38 thirty eight39 thirty nine40 forty
41 forty one42 forty two43 forty three44 forty four45 forty five
46 forty six47 forty seven48 forty eight49 forty nine50 fifty
51 fifty one52 fifty two53 fifty three54 fifty four55 fifty five
56 fifty six57 fifty seven58 fifty eight59 fifty nine60 sixty
61 sixty one62 sixty two63 sixty three64 sixty four65 sixty five
66 sixty six67 sixty seven68 sixty eight69 sixty nine70 seventy
71 seventy one72 seventy two73 seventy three74 seventy four75 seventy five
76 seventy six77 seventy seven78 seventy eight79 seventy nine80 eighty
81 eighty one82 eighty-two83 eighty three84 eighty four85 eighty five
86 eighty six87 eighty seven88 eighty eight89 eighty nine90 ninety
91 ninety one92 ninety two93 ninety three94 ninety four95 ninety five
96 ninety six97 ninety seven98 ninety eight99 ninety nine100 cem

Look around you and try to spot the patterns. I recommend you follow these steps to get all the numbers in your head:

  1. Learn numbers from 1 to 15. There are no correct patterns, you just need to learn them:one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen.
  2. Learn the numbers for multiples of ten:twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety. Some tips to remember:
    • Excepttwenty, all end in- Things
    • Excepttwenty(again) they all have a clear relationship to the corresponding smaller number: four <-> forty, eight <-> eighty etc.

You can fill in the blanks with a simple formula:

(Video) Spanish Numbers From 1 to 1,000 with 9 Examples of Common Uses!

  • For numbers 16 through 19, take the rightmost digit and say "ten + y + (digit)". For example, 17 = "ten + y + seven" = "ten and seven", which contractsseventeen. This is similar to the English 16 "six-ten", i.e. "sixteen".
  • For numbers greater than twenty, simply take the "tens" number (twenty, thirty, etc.) and the "ones" number (one, two, etc.) and stick with it.j("e") in the middle. For example, 31 = "thirty-one" = thirty-one.
  • The only thing to note is that the numbers 21 through 29 are contracted into a single word, so instead of "twenty-four" "twenty-four".

Finally, don't forget:

  • null -null(this one should be easy to remember!)
  • 100 -hundreds(notice the link with english words like "Pennyury” o “proPenny“.)

Learn Spanish fast? Then take a look at our favorite Spanish course,SpanishPod101. Contains fun and easy-to-follow Spanish number lessons.

Counting spanish numbers 1 – 1000+

Use for numbers from 100 to 199hundreds:

  • 101 -hundred one
  • 129 –a hundred and twenty nine
  • 195 –one hundred ninety five

(Note that you don't need to add anythingjafterhundreds- Eshundred one, nohundred one.)

For the numbers 200 to 999, you must first learn the multiples of 100.

  • 200 -two hundred
  • 300 -three hundred
  • 400 -four hundred
  • 500 -five hundred
  • 600 -sechshundert
  • 700 -seven hundred
  • 800 -Eight hundred
  • 900 –nine hundred

These numbers have a masculine and feminine form, so they must agree with the noun:

  • seven hundredApeople– “seven hundred people”
  • voluntaryobooks= "eight hundred books"

The only two new words you need to learn areMil(1.000) ea million(1.000.000).

Note: 1,000 isMil, nomil. Fora millionyou can't leave them outY.

The only time you'll seemilis in numbers likeforty one thousand(41,000). you must put aYin this number to distinguish itForty thousand(40.000).

Forming new numbers using one thousand and one million is also quite easy:

  • 1.000 –Mil
  • 1.001 –a thousand and one(not "one thousand and one"!)
  • 1.686 –one thousand six hundred and eighty six
  • 2.001 –two thousand and one
  • 20.000 –twenty thousand
  • 100.000 –hundred thousand
  • 483.382 –four hundred and eighty three thousand three hundred and eighty two
  • 1.000.000 –a million
  • 6.492.000 –six million four hundred ninety-two thousand

Finally, note that when you usea millionomillionswith a noun you must useVon. "A Million Books" is an example.a million books. Literally "one millionVonBooks".

Billions and trillions in Spanish (You are not what you think you are)

What do you think of Spanish words?thousand millionsYthousand millionsto mean? Did you guess "billions" and "billions"? Unfortunately, things are not so simple.

In English-speaking countries, one "trillion" equals one billion (1,000,000,000) and one "trillion" equals one billion (1,000,000,000,000). In other words, each "step up" implies a multiplication by 1,000.

Not everyone does this! Our method is called the "short scale" numbering system. But many countries in the world, including most Spanish-speaking countries, use the "long term" system.

In this system, a "billion" is aMillionMillions, and a "trillion" is a million trillion. Instead of multiplying by a thousand each time, you multiply by a million.

(Video) Spanish numbers : how to count from 1 to 1000+

Spanish words likethousand millionsdon't match their English counterparts as you might expect:

  • a million– one million = 1,000,000
  • thousand millions(or “millions”) – billion = 1,000,000,000
  • A trillion– one trillion = 1,000,000,000,000
  • thousand trillion- one quadrillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000
  • A trillion- one trillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000

(By the way, historically American English used the short scale system, while British English used the long scale system. This is no longer the case: all English dialects now use the short scale system.)

How do you pronounce numbers in spanish?

So how do you say numbers in Spanish? If you have trouble pronouncing the words, listen to this video:

Spanish for "One": Un, Uno or Una?

Spanish doesn't differentiate between "eins" and "ein" the way English does.A bookcan mean "a book" or "a book".

If you think about it, these two phrases mean the same thing; the only difference is the intonation.

but the wordaschanges to match the gender of the noun it describes. Before a feminine noun becomesA. This is omitted before a masculine noun.oand easy to useY.

Some examples:

  • A book– “a book/a book”. Ignore the "o".asbecause it is followed by a masculine noun.
  • a table– “a table/a table”. To changeasAAbecause it is followed by a feminine noun.
  • I have one- "I have one".Asremains unchanged because it is not followed by a noun.
  • "Doubts?" "Only one."- "Doubts?" "single". In this case useAwhy do you mean aquestions("question"), which is a feminine word.

Spanish for 100: one hundred or one hundred?

The number 100 can also be translated into Spanish in this wayhundredsohundreds. What is the difference?

you should usehundredsif you have exactly one hundred of something:

  • one hundred people- one hundred people
  • one hundred books– one hundred books

To usehundredsas part of a larger number, such ashundred onefor "one hundred and one".

Separation of numbers in Spanish: ¿punto o coma?

In English, it is customary to separate large numbers every three digits with a comma to improve readability. Therefore, instead of writing "1048710123901", we write "1,048,710,123,901".

We also mark the comma with a dot, so "half" is "0.5".

Take care! In Spanish-speaking countries, as in many other parts of the world, these conventions are reversed. They use a comma for decimals and divide large numbers with dots. Or put a space between every three digits.

So my two examples above would be written as "1,048,710,123,901" (or "1 048 710 123 901") and "0.5".

How do you say "... and a half" in Portuguese?

In English, we often abbreviate number names like "...and a half", "...and a third" and so on.

(Video) Spanish Numbers 1,000 - 1,000,000: One thousand to one million (números en español)

So instead of saying "two thousand five hundred", an English speaker might say "two thousand five hundred". Instead of "one million five hundred thousand", they could say "one million and a half".

I often notice that Spaniards make mistakes when they speak English. They got the "one and a half" in the wrong place; instead of (for example) "one and a half million", they say "one and a half million". That's because they translate directly from what they would say in Spanish:one and a half million.

Try not to make the opposite mistake when speaking Spanish. To sayone and a half million, noone and a half million.

ordinal numbers in spanish

So far I've only talked about it.cardinalNumbers: one, two, three, etc. You must learn them tooOrdinal-Numbers: first, second, third, fourth, etc.

Here are the top ten:


Ordinal numbers are adjectives that must agree with the noun. But unlike most Spanish adjectives, they willBeforethe noun, not after:

  • the second book– “the second book”
  • the first flowers- "the first flowers"

keep in mind thatFirstYthirdOmit the “o” before a masculine singular noun:

  • the first day- "the first day"
  • the third son- "the third son"

To form ordinal numbers above 10, you need to learn the numbers for multiples of 10:

the sixtieththe sixtieth
the ninetieththe ninetieth

Then fill in the blanks by combining the numbers from the two tables above, for example22to "22".

Remember ifbothParts of the number must match the noun: "person 22" would bethe twenty-second person.

For the numbers "11" through "19", it is more common to write them as one word rather than two. Aseleventhto "11".

Usage examples of numbers in Spanish

You've learned the numbers, but how to use them? After all, there are many cases where we use numbers every day. Things like time, date, our age, etc.

Here are some examples to get you started:

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  • 1:10 -One and ten
  • 3:25 -three twenty five


  • September 10th -September tenth
  • January, 1st -first of January

To alter:

  • 10 years -ten years (to be).
  • 37 years -(be) thirty-seven

As adjectives:

  • Two books -Two books
  • 300 flores -three hundred flowers


  • $ 2,20 –two [dollars] and twenty [cents]
  • $ 15,50 –fifteen [dollars] and fifty [cents]


  • 3 + 3 = 6 –three plus three is six
  • 10 – 2 = 8 –ten minus two is eight

Spanish numbers: how to learn them?

Here's a fun story about numbers in Spanish:

In 2008, football player Chad Johnson legally changed his last name to Ochocinco. This new nickname was a reference to his shirt number: 85. The problem, as you already know, is thateight fivedoes not mean "eighty-five". The correct spanish iseighty five. It is unknown if Chad was aware of this mistake when making the name change. (He changed his last name to "Johnson" in 2012.)

After reading this article, you won't make that mistake again.

Below you can learn101 basic words in spanishstart talking quickly. ANYSpice up your Spanish with synonyms.

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What are the Spanish numbers for 1000? ›

1,000 – mil. 1,001 – mil uno (not “mil y uno”!) 1,686 – mil seiscientos ochenta y seis. 2,001 – dos mil uno.

How to say 100 200 300 in Spanish? ›

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How many 1's are there from 1 to 1000? ›

The answer is there are 301 ones in the integers from 1 to 1000.

How do you write 1000 in words? ›

Therefore, 1000 in words is written as One thousand.

How long does it take to learn 1000 Spanish words? ›

In our research, we looked at 15 million questions over a period of six months, and we found that a user typically learns a word after 51 seconds of study, or about 9 question attempts. At this rate, a person will learn 1,000 new words in just under 15 hours of study.

What is the hundreds of 1000? ›

One thousand equals to ten hundreds.

10x100 = 1000. Therefore, 10 times 100 = 1000. Thus, 1 thousand contains 10 hundreds.

How do you say 1 1000th? ›

You can say (pronounce) any of the following, because they are mathematically the same:
  1. A thousandth.
  2. One one-thousandth.
  3. One out of a thousand.
  4. . 1 percent ("point one percent" or "one one-tenth of a percent")
  5. per thousand or one per thousand.
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How do you separate thousands in Spanish? ›

Use a space, not a comma, to separate thousands and millions in figures. You may still see a point in large figures as this was the previous style. Use a comma instead of a decimal point to show decimals in Spanish.


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