16 Oct Cardinal Numbers in Spanish I (0 – 99)
numbers in Spanish
Hola! Today, we are going to talk about Spanish numbers from 0 to 99! In this post you will find some curiosities and you will learn Spanish numbers with the activity at the end!
The Numbers in the Spanish alphabet are represented by “Arabic numerals”, so called because they were introduced to the West by the Arabs. Numbers can also be represented by words.
In Arabic numerals, any number can be represented through a combination of just ten symbols known as digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Let’s see some curiosities about the Spanish cardinal numbers.
- Between numbers cero (0) and cien (100), only the numbers dieciséis (16), veintidós (22), veintitrés (23) and veintiséis (26) are accentuated.
- Compound numbers between once (11) and veintinueve (29) are written with one word.
- All tens between veinte (20) and noventa (90) are flat words.
- With numbers ending in uno (1), we have to do the gender match, when the number acts as an adjective and is accompanied by a noun.
And when it is male sigular, we must suppress the final «o»: un
- ¿Cuántos zapatos perdiste? (How many shoes did you lose?)
Yo perdí solamente un (
uno) zapato (I lost just one shoe) / Yo perdí uno (I just lost one)
- ¿Cuántas zapatillas perdiste? (How many sneaker did you lose?)
Yo perdí solamente una zapatilla (I lost just one sneaker) / Yo perdí una (I just lost one)
- ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)
Tengo veintiún (
veintiuno)años (I’m twenty one years old ) / Tengo veintiuno (I’m twenty one)
Now let’s learn the numbers in Spanish. 👍🏼👍🏼
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