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Learning Spanish can be easy if you schedule regular, daily time to practice the words out loud and memorize them. If you follow the sounds of the words listed below, your pronunciation will be very close to the actual Spanish words.
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In Lesson 1, we covered the numbers 1-10. The numbers 11-21 are just a little bit different. Notice that there are separate words for 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. The numbers 16 through 19 are ten plus 6, 7, 8 and 9.
After you reach the number 20, all of the numbers have the word “y”, which means “and” between them. For example “twenty AND one” is veinte y uno. See pronunciations below.
Eleven, once (ohn-say)
Twelve, doce (doh-say)
Thirteen, trece (tray-say)
Fourteen, catorce (kah-tor-say)
Fifteen, quince (keen-say)
Sixteen, diez y seis (dyays-ay-sayees)
Seventeen, diez y siete (dyays-ay-syay-tay)
Eighteen, diez y ocho (dyays-ay-ocho)
Nineteen, diez y nueve (dyays-ay-nway-vay)
Twenty, veinte (vayeen-tay)
Twenty one, veinte y uno, (vayeen-tay ee oo-noh)
Twenty two, veinte y dos
Twenty three, veinte y tres
Twenty four, veinte y cuatro
Twenty five, veinte y cinco
Twenty six, veinte y seis
Twenty seven, veinte y siete
Twenty eight, veinte y ocho
Twenty nine, veinte y nueve
Thirty, treinta (trayeen-tah)
Practice these words daily, repeating at least 3 times each. Repetition is the secret to learning a language quickly.
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