Spanish Numbers 1-50: How To Count, Spell, and Pronounce (Full List + Flash Cards)

Learning the Spanish Language can be one of the great joys of your life, but it can also be one of the most challenging subject areas for some students.

If you’re having trouble learning and memorizing Spanish Numbers, take heart! This blog post will help you learn and study the numbers, and hopefully retain this knowledge even after you’ve finished your Spanish Course.

In the beginning of your Spanish learning journey, you learn the things that you need to know in everyday life, like days of the week, colors, and basic numbers (los números). As you get to more advanced levels, you can start to learn the big numbers, along with more complicated concepts.

Knowing the Spanish numbers 1-50 enables you to express so many important facts and personal information: Your age, height, weight, phone number, address, number of children, amounts of money, statistics, percentages, bible verses, telling time, etc.

If you’re looking for a complete list of numbers in Spanish from one to fifty, you’re in the right place.

In this post, we cover Spanish Cardinal Numbers 1-50, Spanish Ordinal Numbers, Spanish Fractions, and more.

We will start with a list of números cardinales, which denote quantity.

Numbers are a key part of communicating in any language, especially when traveling.

Spanish Numbers List

You probably know the Spanish words for the numbers one through ten just by hearing them throughout your life:

1 – uno (Pronunciation: oo no)

2 – dos (Pronunciation: doh-s)

3 – tres (Pronunciation: tray-s)

4 – cuatro (Pronunciation: kwa-tro)

5 – cinco (Pronunciation: seen-ko)

6 – seis (Pronunciation: say-s)

7 – siete (Pronunciation: see-eh-tay)

8 – ocho (Pronunciation: oh-cho)

9 – nueve (Pronunciation: noo-ay-vay)

10 – diez (Pronunciation: dee-ays)

Large numbers can get a little trickier. The good news is that often there are patterns that you can follow, just like in English. One of the best ways to learn numbers is to memorize these patterns.

Here are the rest of the numbers.

11 once (Pronunciation: own-say)

12 doce (Pronunciation: doh-say)

13 trece (Pronunciation: tray-say)

14 catorce (Pronunciation: ka-tor-say)

15 quince (Pronunciation: keen-say)

16 dieciséis (Pronunciation: dee-ays-see-say-s)

17 diecisiete (Pronunciation: dee-ays-see-see-eh-tay)

18 dieciocho (Pronunciation: dee-ays-see-see-oh-cho)

19 diecinueve (Pronunciation: dee-ays-see-see-nu-ay-vay)

20 veinte (Pronunciation: bayn-tay)

21 veintiuno

22 veintidós

23 veintitrés

24 veinticuatro

25 veinticinco

26 veintiséis

27 veintisiete

28 veintiocho

29 veintinueve

30 treinta

31 treinta y uno (correct pronunciation: treh-een-tah ee oo no)

32 treinta y dos

33 treinta y tres (treh-een-tah ee tres)

34 treinta y cuatro

35 treinta y cinco

36 treinta y seis (treh-een-tah ee saze)

37 treinta y siete

38 treinta y ocho

39 treinta y nueve

40 cuarenta (Pronunciation: kwa-ren-ta)

41 cuarenta y uno

42 cuarenta y dos

43 cuarenta y tres

44 cuarenta y cuatro

45 cuarenta y cinco

46 cuarenta y seis

47 cuarenta y siete

48 cuarenta y ocho

49 cuarenta y nueve

50 cincuenta (Pronunciation: sink-kwon-tah)

51 cincuenta y uno (Pronunciation: sink-kwen-tah ee oo no)

52 cincuenta y dos

53 cincuenta y tres

54 cincuenta y cuatro

55 cincuenta y cinco

56 cincuenta y seis

57 cincuenta y siete

58 cincuenta y ocho

59 cincuenta y nueve

If you’re interested in learning the Spanish for numbers 60-100, here they are:

60 sesenta

61 sesenta y uno (Pronunciation: seh-sehn-tah ee oo no)

62 sesenta y dos (Pronunciation: seh-sehn-tah ee dos)

63 sesenta y tres (Pronunciation: seh-sehn-tah ee tres)

64 sesenta y cuatro

65 sesenta y cinco

66 sesenta y seis

67 sesenta y siete

68 sesenta y ocho

69 sesenta y nueve

70 setenta

71 setenta y uno

72 setenta y dos

73 setenta y tres

74 setenta y cuatro

75 setenta y cinco

76 setenta y seis

77 setenta y siete

78 setenta y ocho

79 setenta y nueve

80 ochenta

81 ochenta y uno

82 ochenta y dos

83 ochenta y tres

84 ochenta y cuatro

85 ochenta y cinco

86 ochenta y seis

87 ochenta y siete

88 ochenta y ocho

89 ochenta y nueve

90 noventa

91 noventa y uno

92 noventa y dos

93 noventa y tres

94 noventa y cuatro

95 noventa y cinco

96 noventa y seis

97 noventa y siete

98 noventa y ocho

99 noventa y nueve

Knowing numbers will help you if you travel in a Spanish-speaking country.

100 cien

101 ciento uno


For more numbers in Spanish, check out The Giant List of Spanish Numbers 1-1000+.

How to Practice with Flash Cards

If you’re having trouble learning numbers in Spanish, it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of some of the online games, spanish number games, flash cards and other study tools available to you – for free!

For example, Quizlet is a fantastic resource for practicing numbers and other Spanish vocabulary words. In fact, you can find free resources there for any target language you are practicing.

On Quizlet, you can search for Flashcard Sets created by students who have come before you, studying the very same thing. Pro Tip: Look for flashcard sets that have been created by Spanish teachers. If the flashcard set was created by another student, there may be errors.

Once you click on a flashcard set, you can participate in a variety of games that will help you learn the words.

To practice Spanish Numbers 1-50, try this Quizlet Flashcard Set.

Once inside this Flashcard Set, click on “Learn” to answer multiple choice questions about the Spanish numbers.

Click on “Write” to practice writing the numbers.

Click on “Spell” to practice listening comprehension and spelling.

Click on “Test” to give yourself a practice quiz about the vocabulary words.

Click on “Match” & “Gravity” to play fun, fast-paced games that will help you learn the words.

Quizlet will keep track of your score in each section so you can monitor your progress as you learn. You’ve got this!

If you prefer pen and paper, here is a printable worksheet you can practice with. This teacher offers fill-in-the-blanks, a word search, crossword puzzles, and more.

Helpful Tips

Here are some helpful tips when using numbers in Spanish:

  • All spanish numbers are singular, masculine nouns.
  • Whether to use un/una depends on the gender of the noun. If you are describing one singular, masculine noun such el libro you would use “un”. The Spanish translation of un libro is either “a book” or “one book.”
  • A note about pronunciation of native speakers: There are different ways to pronounce the letters c and z. In Latin America, the letters c and z are pronounced as S, while in Spain you will hear a TH sound.
  • When you get into the thousands and above, you should know that Spanish speakers use decimal points instead of commas. For example, 1.000 = 1,000
  • To learn about short scale and long scale numbers like 1.000.000 (un millón) (un billón) and above, check out The Giant List of Spanish Numbers 1-1000+

Ordinal numbers define a thing’s position in a series or, in this case, a race.

Spanish Ordinal Numbers

Spanish Ordinal Numbers are numbers that define a person, place, or thing’s position in a series. In English, we say “first,” “second,” or “third.” 

Here is a list of ordinal numbers in Spanish:

First: primero

Example: primer lugar = first place

Second: segundo

Example: Es el segundo libro / Direct translation: It is the second book.

Third: tercero

Fourth: cuarto

Fifth: quinto

Sixth: sexto

Seventh: séptimo, sétimo

Eighth: octavo

Ninth: noveno

Tenth: décimo

Important Note: When used as an adjective, ordinal numbers must agree with the number of the noun and the gender of the noun. The following examples illustrate this point.

Masculine forms:

el segundo chico (el chico is a masculine noun)

Feminine forms:

la segunda vez (la vez is a feminine noun)

la tercera ventana (la ventana is a feminine noun)

Another important note is that when primero and tercero come before a singular masculine noun, the o is dropped.


el primer caso (the first case)

Plural form: los primeros casos (the first cases)

el tercer piso (the third floor). 

This change is known as apocopation.

Short Scale & Large Scale Numbers

Throughout history, two forms developed for naming large numbers: short scale and long scale. Here are the short scale and long scale names of the following numbers.


Short Scale: One billion

Long Scale: One thousand million


Short Scale: One trillion

Long scale: One billion

United States was the first to use the short scale in the American English they spoke, and by the 1970’s, the British English of Great Britain switched from long-scale to short-scale, and other English-speaking countries followed suit. 

However, the rest of Europe and most Spanish-speaking countries still use the long scale.

That is why, in Spanish, the following numbers would be:

8 billion = Ocho mil millones

2 trillion = 2 billones

It is possible to find short scale large numbers in Spanish, but long scale numbers are used most of the time.

Spanish Fractions:

For the fractions “half” and “third”, you use the following words:

half: la/una mitad

third: el/un tercio

For the fractions “fourth” through “tenth”, you use the masculine form of the ordinal numbers listed above:

cuarto (fourth, quarter)

quinto (fifth)

sexto (sixth)


sétimo (seventh)

octavo (eighth)

noveno (ninth)

décimo (tenth). 

Here are some examples with their direct translations:

Ella quiso la mitad de la comida. She wanted half of the food.

Es un tercio del precio. It’s a third of the price.

Dos sextos es igual a un tercio. Two sixths is the same as one third.

Need extra practice? Check out this spanish numbers worksheet. You can also use Quizlet to help you practice. This website also gives you access to spanish worksheets that will help you with numbers.

About the Author

Captured on January 5 2019 by little x little photography in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Calie Herbst was a Spanish teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools for 10 years before running Milwaukee With Kids full time. She has lived and traveled in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, & Nicaragua.

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