Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Hola! Hello, and welcome to Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases, brought to you by SpanishPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Mexico. You'll be surprised at how far a little Spanish will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by SpanishPod101.com and there you'll find the accompanying PDF lesson note and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!
Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases Lesson 19: Counting to 100 in Mexican Spanish
In this lesson we’re going to continue with counting from 11 to 100.
Let’s just quickly review 0-10.
0 cero
1 un
una if the thing you’re counting is feminine
2 dos
3 tres
4 cuatro
5 cinco
6 seis
7 siete
8 ocho
9 nueve
10 diez
Now let’s continue with 11 to 20.
11 once
(slow) on-ce
once
12 doce
(slow) do-ce
doce
13 trece
(slow) tre-ce
trece
14 catorce
(slow) ca-tor-ce
catorce
15 quince
(slow) quin-ce
quince
16 dieciseis
(slow) di-e-ci-seis
diecises
17 diecisiete
(slow) di-e-ci-si-e-te
diecisiete
18 dieciocho
(slow) di-e-ci-o-cho
dieciocho
19 diecinueve
(slow) di-e-ci-nu-e-ve
diecinueve
20 veinte
(slow) ve-in-te
veinte
You probably noticed that from the number 16 to 19, the beginning of the words sound similar. Dieci implies “ten”which is diez, and the word “and” which is y. The spelling changes in both words, to get the word dieciseis - D-I-E-C-I-S-E-I-S, diecisiete, and so on. That would literally means “ten and six”, “ten and seven”, and so on. This will help you remember those numbers.
After that, we have the numbers for 20, 30, 40, and so on. Let's look at 20 first.
20 veinte
(slow) ve-in-te
veinte
30 treinta
(slow) tre-in-ta
treinta
40 cuarenta
(slow) cu-a-ren-ta
cuarenta
50 cincuenta
(slow) cin-cuen-ta
cincuenta
60 sesenta
(slow) se-sen-ta
sesenta
70 setenta
(slow) se-ten-ta
setenta
80 ochenta
(slow) o-chen-ta
ochenta
90 noventa
(slow) no-ven-ta
noventa
Finally, we have cien, which is “one hundred.”
100 cien
(slow) cien
cien
Now that we’ve learned the tens, let’s learn counting the numbers that are in between.
21 is veintiuno, and is composed of the words:
veinte - “twenty”
y - “and”
and
uno - “one”.
The whole number veintiuno is literally translated as “twenty and one”, and is the number 21.
Let’s make a sentence using this number now.
“I am 21 years old.”
Yo tengo veintiún años.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Yo ten-go ve-in-ti-ún a-ños.
Once again:
Yo tengo veintiún años.
First we have yo which means "I".
Next we have tengo meaning “have”
(slow) ten-go
tengo
The next word, veintiún, as we learned before, means “twenty-one”.
This word is spelled a little bit differently, to fit into the context of the sentence. This happens often in Spanish, but don’t worry, you will get used to it little by little.
In this case, we know that uno means “one”, and since we are “counting” the years a person has lived, we use un, just like we learned in the last lesson, un hombre, “one man”.
Another change you might notice if you see this written down is the accent over the letter u (ú). In Spanish, there are specific rules that indicate when to write an accent and when to omit it. Again, you don't need to worry about that now.
The last word, años, means "years."
(slow) a-ños
años
Altogether, we have
Yo tengo veintiún años.
Let’s try saying another number in Spanish, “fifty–three.” “Fifty” is cincuenta and “three” is tres. Putting them together, we have cincuenta y tres: “fifty-three.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) cin-cu-en-ta y tres.
And once more:
cincuenta y tres.
As you can see, in this case we have three separate words, instead of combining them into one. After the number thirty, which is treinta, you will write them separately.
Let’s use cincuenta y tres to say “I have fifty-three pesos”:
Tengo cincuenta y tres pesos.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Ten-go cin-cu-en-ta y tres pe-sos.
And at natural speed:
Tengo cincuenta y tres pesos.
Tengo is translated as “I have”. Here, the “I” was omitted.
We just learned that cincuenta y tres means “fifty-three”.
The next word is pesos, the Mexican currency.
(slow) pe-sos
pesos
The whole sentence, then, is -
Tengo cincuenta y tres pesos.
To close out today's lessons, we’d like you to practice what you have just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so !buena suerte! which means “Good luck!” in Spanish.
“I am twenty-one years old.”
(3 secs) Yo tengo veintiún años.
(slow) Yo ten-go ve-in-ti-ún a-ños.
Yo tengo veintiún años.
“I have fifty-three pesos”
(3 secs) Tengo cincuenta y tres pesos.
(slow) Ten-go cin-cu-en-ta y tres pe-sos.
Tengo cincuenta y tres pesos.
Alright! That's going to do it for this lesson. Remember to stop by SpanishPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF lesson note. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment! Hasta luego.

3 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters. Got a complicated question? Try asking your teacher using My Teacher Messenger.

SpanishPod101.comVerified
Monday at 6:30 pm
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello Listeners! How do you say 99 in Spanish?

SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 1:57 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Michael,


Muy bien! Sigamos asi! 👍

Let us know if you have any question or doubt.


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Michael
Thursday at 9:47 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Noventa y nueve