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Learn Spanish: Spanish Ordinal and Cardinal Number System

This learn Spanish grammar lesson is on Spanish cardinal and ordinal numbers. It's pretty simple, just a case of having to memorize the Spanish words for each.

Cardinal Numbers

 

0. zero 26. veintiséis 101. ciento uno
1. uno 27. veintisiete 102. ciento dos
2. dos 28. veintiocho 103. ciento tres
3. tres 29. veintinueve 104. ciento cuatro
4. cuatro 30. treinta 105. ciento cinco
5. cinco 31. treinta y uno 142. ciento cuarenta y dos
6. seis 32. treinta y dos 200. doscientos
7. siete 33. treinta y tres 300. trescientos
8. ocho 34. treinta y cuatro 375. trescientos setenta y cinco
9. nueve 35. treinta y cinco 400. cuatrocientos
10. diez 36. treinta y seis 500. quinientos
11. once 37. treinta y siete 600. seiscientos
12. doce 38. treinta y ocho 612. seiscientos doce
13. trece 39. treinta y nueve 700. sete cientos
14. catorce 40. cuarenta 800. ochocientos
15. quince 41. cuarenta y uno 900. nove cientos
16. dieciséis 42. cuarenta y dos 907. novecientos siete
17. diecisiete 53. cincuenta y tres 999. novecientos noventa y nueve
18. dieciocho 54. cincuenta y cuatro 1000. mil
19. diecinueve 65. sesenta y cinco
20. veinte 66. sesenta y seis
21. veintiuno 77. setenta y siete
22. veintidós 78. setenta y ocho
23. veintitrés 89. ochenta y nueve
24. veinticuatro 99. noventa y nueve
25. veinticinco 100. cien

Notes:

When counting generically use "uno." For example, uno, dos, tres ...

However, in front of a masculine noun, the number "one" becomes "un." For example:

un reloj
one watch

un gato
one cat (male)

un chico
one boy

The number "one" becomes "una" before a feminine noun.

una mujer
one woman

una perra
one dog (female)

una película
one movie

Note that "y" is used only in numbers 31-99, 131-199, 231-299, 331-399, etc. It is not used to separate hundreds from tens.

Correct: ciento ochenta y cinco
Incorrect: ciento y ochenta y cinco

This is also true for the numbers 200, 300, 400, etc.

doscientos libros
doscientas plumas
cuatrocientos señores
cuatrocientas señoras

When you have exactly 100 of something, and the number is used with the noun, use the shortened form "cien."

cien zapatos
cien libros
cien chicas
cien tablas

One more thing. In Spanish, instead of using a comma to indicate thousands, a period is used, and the comma is used as a decimal point. Think opposite!

English
1,543.67

Spanish
1.543,67

Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal Numbers

Números Ordinales

1st

first

primero/a

2nd

second

segundo/a

3rd

third

tercero/a

4th

fourth

cuarto/a

5th

fifth

quinto/a

6th

sixth

sexto/a

7th

seventh

séptimo/a

8th

eight

octavo/a

9th

ninth

noveno/a

10th

tenth

décimo/a

11th

eleventh

undécimo/a

12th

twelfth

duodécimo/a

13th

thirteenth

decimotercero/a

14th

fourteenth

decimocuarto/a

15th

fifteenth

decimoquinto/a

16th

sixteenth

decimosexto/a

17th

seventeenth

decimoséptimo/a

18th

eighteenth

decimoctavo/a

19th

nineteenth

decimonoveno/a

20th

twentieth

vigésimo/a

21st

twenty-first

vigésimo/a primero/a

22nd

tenty-second

vigésimo/a segundo/a

30th

thirtieth

trigésimo/a

40th

fourtieth

cuadragésimo/a

50th

fiftieth

quincuagésimo/a

60th

sixtieth

sexagésimo/a

70th

seventieth

septuagésimo/a

80th

eightieth

octogésimo/a

90th

ninetieth

nonagésimo/a

100th

hundredth

centésimo/a