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.
English
Spanish
zero
0
cero
one
1
uno
two
2
dos
three
3
tres
four
4
cuatro
five
5
cinco
six
6
seis
seven
7
siete
eight
8
ocho
nine
9
nueve
ten
10
diez
eleven
11
once
twelve
12
doce
thirteen
13
trece
fourteen
14
catorce
fifteen
15
quince
sixteen
16
diecieséis
seventeen
17
diecisiete
eighteen
18
dieciocho
nineteen
19
diecinueve
twenty
20
veinte
one hundred
100
cien
one thousand
1,000
mil
1.000
one million
1,000,000
un millón
1.000.000

Uno

Spanish 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.

one book
un libro
one window
una ventana
twenty-one thousand
veintiún mil
twenty-one napkins
veintiuna servilletas

Cien

For 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
cien
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 10

Spanish numbers 0 through 15 and multiples of 10 (20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc.) have unique forms that must be memorized.