How to Count up to 10 in Spanish

"Numbers" are often the first vocabulary words that people trying to learn a second language try to pronounce. Here is a comprehensive guide to counting from one to ten in the Spanish language.

Steps

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    Learn the pronunciation of the alphabet. Within the parentheses of this article, there is a guide using English words to help mimic the sound of particularly difficult pronunciations.
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    One. Uno. "OO - NO" ("OO" like nOOdle)
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    Two. Dos. "DOH - S"
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    Three. Tres. "TRAY - S"
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    Four. Cuatro. "QU - ARE - TRO" ("TRO" like inTRO)
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    Five. Cinco. "SCENE - CO" or "TH - EN - CO" ("EN" like ENroute)
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    Six. Seis. "SAY - S"
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    Seven. Siete. "SEE - EH - TAY"
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    Eight. Ocho. "OH - CH - OH"
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    Nine. Nueve. "N - WHEY - VAH" ("VAH" like VAgue)
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    Ten. Diez. "DEE - EH - Z" or "DEE - EH - TH"

Tips

  • Go into a shop which specializes in Spanish books. Try one out, it can really help!
  • If you have a friend or relative who speaks Spanish, Try to ask them.
  • Practice makes perfect! Try reciting the numbers everyday.
  • Listening to music in Spanish also helps. Try tuning in to a Spanish radio station.
  • Try to speak in a Spanish accent. Watch a Spanish movie or television station and you will hear what the accent sounds like.

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Categories: Spanish