Learning the numbers in Spanish is simple and practical – each and every time you shop you’ll be able to practice Spanish numbers
One of the most useful things you can learn are how to pronounce the numbers in Spanish. At some point in a Spanish speaking country you’ll be faced with shopping and if you understand nothing else, knowledge of the numbers in Spanish will help you both asking for products and understanding their price.
Spanish numbers from 0 to 99
Cardinal numbers are used for quantity (one, two, three), as opposed to ordinal numbers, which are used for order (first, second, third). Note that the pattern used in the teens and twenties is different to 30 and above, and that numbers ending in 1 follow the gender of the following noun; if the noun is masculine uno shortens to un; veintiuno becomes veintiÃºn in the masculine to preserve the emphasis on the u; if feminine uno becomes una.
31. Treinta y uno
32. Treinta y dos
99. Noventa y nueve
Spanish numbers from 100 to 999
The ending of the 100s agrees with the gender of following noun, for example doscientos becomes doscientas.
101. Ceinto uno
102. Ceinto dos
103. Ceinto tres
110. Ciento diez
999. Novecientos noventa y nueve
1000 and above
2000. Dos mil
3298. Tres mil doscientos noventa y ocho
10000. Diez mil
100000. Cien mil
1000000. Un millÃ³n
2000000. Dos millones
Note that in Spanish it is usual to use a comma to denote a decimal number and and period to mark thousands. Therefore 1,5 signifies one point five (one and a half) and 1.000 signifies one thousand. This doesn’t apply to all territories such as Puerto Rico where the US system is used instead.