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The Numbers from One to One Hundred in Spanish

Learning the numbers from one to one hundred in Spanish is a very straightforward task. In fact, our friends at El Aula Azul created a very useful video to aid us with the basics.


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While you will see that it isn't really necessary to memorize every digit from one to one hundred, we'll give you a couple of tips to keep in mind. Let's learn the numbers in Spanish!


One to Ten (1 to 10)

These you do need to memorize, and the numbers from one to ten are as follows: uno (1), dos (2), tres (3), cuatro (4), cinco (5), seis (6), siete (7), ocho (8), nueve (9), and diez (10). We suggest that you practice them by saying them out loud a number of times. Let's see how to pronounce these numbers:


Uno. Dos. Tres. Cuatro. Cinco. Seis. Siete. Ocho. Nueve. Y diez.

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. And ten.

Captions 2-11, El Aula Azul Los Números del 1-100

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Eleven through Twenty-Nine (11 to 29)

The numbers from eleven through twenty-nine also require some memorization, specifically those from eleven through fifteen, which are as follows: once (11), doce (12), trece (13), catorce (14), and quince (15). Let's learn how to say them:


Once. Doce. Trece. Catorce. Quince.

Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Fifteen.

Captions 13-17, El Aula Azul Los Números del 1-100

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You will then notice that there is a basic pattern to form the following digits: simply take diez (10) or veinte (20) and follow them with y plus the corresponding single digit to form your desired number. For example, if ten is diez, and six is seis, then sixteen will be "diez y seis." Similarly, if twenty is veinte and four is cuatro, then twenty-four must be "veinte y cuatro." Right? Well, almost!


A little trick will help you to learn to spell the names of the numbers sixteen through nineteen as well as twenty-one through twenty-nine correctly. Although those numbers were previously spelled as two words, their modern spellings are now preferred: Sixteen is written "dieciséis," nineteen is "diecinueve," twenty-nine is "veintinueve," and so on.


The pattern is that, while the numbers sixteen through nineteen employ the prefix dieci (rather than diez y) followed by six through nine, the digits twenty-one through twenty-nine use "veinti" (not "veinte y") plus the numbers one through nine. Voilá! The number sixteen is therefore spelled dieciséis while twenty-four is veinticuatro. Let's see some of these numbers:


Dieciséis. Diecisiete. Dieciocho. Diecinueve.

Sixteen. Seventeen. Eighteen. Nineteen.

Captions 18-21, El Aula Azul Los Números del 1-100

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And some more:


Veintiuno, veintidós, veintitrés.

Twenty one, twenty two, twenty three.

Captions 25-27, El Aula Azul Los Números del 1-100

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Thirty to One Hundred (30 to 100)

The good news is that, after treinta (30), the previous spelling returns, and you can once again use the basic pattern: thirty-one is "treinta y uno," forty-eight is "cuarenta y ocho," etc. All that are left to memorize are the numbers corresponding to las decenas (the multiples of ten), in other words: veinte (20), treinta (30), cuarenta (40), cincuenta (50), sesenta (60), setenta (70), ochenta (80), noventa (90), and cien (100)


Our trusty pattern can then be utilized to figure out any other number in between: cuarenta y uno (41), sesenta y dos (62), ochenta y ocho (88), noventa y cuatro (94), etc. Let's listen to some of these numbers:


Treinta. Treinta y uno, treinta y dos. Treinta y tres. Cuarenta. Cuarenta y uno, cuarenta y dos.

Thirty. Thirty one, thirty two. Thirty three. Forty. Forty one, forty two.

Captions 28-32, El Aula Azul Los Números del 1-100

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Do you want to practice a little bit? Try to write the following numbers in Spanish: 24, 37, 49, 65, 77, 81 and 96. We hope you enjoy learning the numbers in Spanish, and don't forget to send us your comments and suggestions


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