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Numbers 11-100

Up Numbers 1-10 Numbers 11-100 Telling the time

This lesson continues to teach numbers in Spanish. We'll go further than the previous lesson, and learn the numbers up to one hundred.

Numbers 11 - 30

As in the previous lesson, you'll learn best by speaking the numbers out aloud. Read through them several times, until you feel confident enough to write them down without looking. The numbers 11-20 require memorization, but you'll notice a pattern forming with the numbers 21-29. 

The pattern is that the numbers 20 start with veinti, followed by the number 1-9.  For example, twenty five is veinticinco.

When you think you've learnt them, write the numbers 11-30 down on a piece of paper, and compare results. Remember too the accents on ventidós and veintitrés.

11 once 21 veintiuno
12 doce 22 veintidós
13 trece 23 veintitrés
14 catorce 24 veinticuatro
15 quince 25 veinticinco
16 dieciséis 26 veintiséis
17 diecisiete 27 veintisiete
18 dieciocho 28 veintiocho
19 diecinueve 29 veintinueve
20 veinte 30 treinta

Okay. Let's repeat the numbers 10-20. Say it aloud.

diez, once, doce, trece, catorce, quince, dieciséis, diecisiete, dieciocho, diecinueve, veinte 

Now, count backwards with me.

vente, diecinueve, dieciocho, dicisiete, dieciséis, quince, catorce, trece, doce, once, diez

Numbers 30-100

Once you're sure about the numbers 1-30, the rest becomes easy. You only need to remember the numbers 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100, and combine it with the numbers 1-9. We say forty-five in English, and cuarenta y cinco in Spanish. Pretty simple isn't it!

30 treinta 70 setenta
40 cuarenta 80 ochenta
50 cincuenta 90 noventa
60 sesenta 100 cien

So, the number sesenta y nueve is 60 + 9=69. This is very straightforward, so you don't need to memorize every digit from 1-100. 

Exercises

1. Answer the following math questions (we're counting up to one hundred, so you may need a calculator) [answers]

 dieciséis + veintitrés = ....... y .....
 setenta y nueve + once = .......
 dieciocho + cuatro  = .........
 cuarenta y seis + cincuenta y tres = ....... y .....
 treinta y ocho +  veinticuatro  = ....... y ...
 noventa y nueve + uno  = ....

2. Now answer the following subtraction questions (there aren't any negative numbers) [answers]

 cien menos trece = ....... y .....
 ochenta menos sesenta  = ......
 veintiséis menos cuatro = .........
 setenta menos diez = .......

Up Numbers 1-10 Numbers 11-100 Telling the time

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