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Spanish Numbers – Part 1

There are two types of numerals in Spanish: cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers. The cardinal numbers or números cardinals are the numbers that correspond to series: uno (one), dos (two), tres (three), cuatro (four), etc. The second group, the ordinal numbers are numbers referred to the order in series: primero (first), segundo (second), tercero (third), cuarto (fourth), etc.   In this post we will study them and we will see that the numerals can be adjectives and pronouns. For instance:   – Tengo dos hermanos Read More +

Spanish Numerals – Part 2

In Spanish, hundreds agree in gender with a following noun:   Doscientas mujeres (two hundred women) Docientos hombres (two hundred men) Thousands:   1000 mil. 2000 dos mil. 3000 tres mil. 10.000 diez mil. 100.000 cien mil. 500.000 quinientos mil. 159.748 ciento cincuenta y nueve mil setecientos cuarenta y ocho. 1.000.000 un millón. 1.500.000 un millón quinientos mil. 25.667.477 veinticinco millones seiscientos sesenta y siete mil cuatrocientos setenta y siete. The word -mil- is invariable when plural thousands are being expressed. But can appear in Read More +

Spanish Numerals – Part 3

Collective numbers and fractions in Spanish The collective numbers are nouns that represent a certain number of people or objects. They are much more common in Spanish than in English. Most of the English numerical collective nouns have equivalents in Spanish: – a pair of pants (un par de pantalones) – a trio of singers (un trío de cantantes) – a dozen eggs (una docena de huevos) – a score of niños (una veintena de children) You should know that most of the Spanish collective Read More +