In the ninth class of our Absolute Beginner Spanish course we are going to learn the **Spanish cardinal numerals from 0 to 100**.

## Cardinal numerals

Cardinal numerals are, in plain English, the **normal numbers**, that is, *not* the ordinal numbers such as first, second, etc.

### From 0 to 10

Each of these numbers need to be learned by heart, as they are the most basic ones and will be the foundations for bigger numbers.

- cero
- uno
- dos
- tres
- cuatro
- cinco
- seis
- siete
- ocho
- nueve
- diez

### From 11 to 19

In this group we have two kinds of numbers: those which you also need to learn by heart (11-15) and those which are formed by *diez (diec‑)* + *y (‑i‑)* + *unit* (16-19).

- once
- doce
- trece
- catorce
- quince
- dieciséis
- diecisiete
- dieciocho
- diecinueve

### From 20 to 100

What you have to take into account here is that you should **learn the tens** (20, 30, 40…) totally by heart. Then, **21-29 are slightly irregular** and written in one word. After that, everything is completely regular: *ten* + *y* + *unit*.

- veinte
- veintiuno
- veintidós
- veintitrés
- veinticuatro
- veinticinco
- veintiséis
- veintisiete
- veintiocho
- veintinueve
- treinta
- treinta y uno
- treinta y dos

Notice the **diphthong in the root of veinte and treinta**. It won’t appear from now on:

- cuarenta
- cincuenta
- sesenta
- setenta
- ochenta
- noventa
- cien

### Tens + units

Starting from 30, it is supereasy to make numbers such as 38, 46, 72 or 99. You just have to use the following pattern: *ten + y + unit* (three different words). And that’s it!

For example, it would be *treinta y ocho*, *cuarenta y seis*, *setenta y dos* and *noventa y nueve*.

There are bigger numbers, and we will study them. But for now, this is good enough!