Form numbers past 100

366785100, 200, and 500 euro bills850104

Los números 101-1000+

We’ve already learned to count to 100:

Play Audio98 noventa y ocho
Play Audio99 noventa y nueve
Play Audio100 cien

Play Audio101 ciento uno

Note how the pattern changes slightly: we’re not using y anymore. That’s just to separate the tens place from the ones place. So “one hundred one,” not “one hundred and one.”

Play Audio102 ciento dos
Play Audio110 ciento diez
Play Audio120 ciento veinte
Play Audio134 ciento treinta y cuatro (the y is separating the tens place from the ones place)

Play Audio200 doscientos
Play Audio300 trescientos
Play Audio400 cuatrocientos
Play Audio500 quinientos
Play Audio600 seiscientos
Play Audio700 setecientos
Play Audio800 ochocientos
Play Audio900 novecientos

Play Audio1000 mil (Note: Not “un mil,” just “mil“)

Play Audio1500 mil quinientos
Play Audio2000 dos mil
Play Audio4000 cuatro mil
Play Audio100.000 cien mil

1.000.000 un millón
11.000.000 once millones

Note: you must use mil to talk about years (this is different from the English way of splitting years into two-digit clusters)

  • (in) Play Audio1950 = (en) mil novecientos cincuenta
  • (in) Play Audio1821 = (en) mil ochocientos veintiuno
  • 2019 = dos mil diecinueve

Another note: Most Spanish-speaking countries use a comma to mark the decimal point, and a period or dot to mark the thousands position in long numbers. This is beginning to change somewhat as the English way of punctuating numbers is spreading via the Internet. So you’ll need to be careful not to mistake decimals for thousands!

Play Audio$123.456,78 = ciento veintitrés mil cuatrocientos cincuenta y seis dólares con setenta y ocho centavos

¡Inténtalo! (Try It!)

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