Spanish Numbers (0-20)
Knowing how to count in Spanish will go a long way toward helping you communicate. Whether you're eating out, going shopping or just trying to figure out where to go, being able to understand basic Spanish numbers and use them is essential. Spanish cardinal numbers 1-100 use the same numerals as English numbers. However, starting with 1,000, the comma is replaced with a period, and vice versa. Below you can click on any button to hear the phrase, then repeat the phrase out loud.
UnoSpanish numbers are in a way, like adjectives. They tell us "how many" of a specific noun there are, but unlike real adjectives, numbers aren't required to match the noun in gender – except for uno (one)--and any of its derivatives--and ciento (100) and any derivatives of uno. Uno is only used when counting. When placed in front of a singular masculine noun or a singular feminine noun, it changes to un and una, respectively. Review the following examples.
CienFor numbers greater 100, cien changes to ciento. It also changes according to the gender of the noun it modifies (cientos, cientas). Review the following examples.
one hundred one
ciento y uno
I want to buy one hundred cars.
Queiro comprar cien coches.
I want to buy two hundred cars.
Queiro comprar doscientos coches.
There are more than two hundred cockroaches in this hotel.
Hay más que doscientas cucarachas en este hotel.
Numbers 0-15 and multiples of 10Spanish numbers 0 through 15 and multiples of 10 (20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc.) have unique forms that must be memorized.