Numbers in English

A Cardinal Number is a number that says how many of something there are, such as one, two, three, four, five and so on.

Examples:

  • I'm ten years old.

  • I have got four dogs.

Listening & speaking

Cardinal numbers:

-1 minus one

0 zero
1 one
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five
6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine

 

10 ten
11 eleven
12 twelve
13 thirteen
14 fourteen
15 fifteen
16 sixteen
17 seventeen
18 eighteen
19 nineteen

20 twenty
21 twenty-one
22 twenty-two
23 twenty-three
24 twenty-four
25 twenty-five
26 twenty-six
27 twenty-seven
28 twenty-eight
29 twenty-nine

30 thirty
31 thirty-one
32 thirty-two
33 thirty-three
34 thirty-four
35 thirty-five
36 thirty-six
37 thirty-seven
38 thirty-eight
39 thirty-nine

40 forty
41 forty-one
42 forty-two
43 forty-three
44 forty-four
45 forty-five
46 forty-six
47 forty-seven
48 forty-eight
49 forty-nine

50 fifty
51 fifty-one
52 fifty-two
53 fifty-three
54 fifty-four
55 fifty-five
56 fifty-six
57 fifty-seven
58 fifty-eight
59 fifty-nine

60 sixty
61 sixty-one
62 sixty-two
63 sixty-three
64 sixty-four
65 sixty-five
66 sixty-six
67 sixty-seven
68 sixty-eight
69 sixty-nine

70 seventy
71 seventy-one
72 seventy-two
73 seventy-three
74 seventy-four
75 seventy-five
76 seventy-six
77 seventy-seven
78 seventy-eight
79 seventy-nine

80 eighty
81 eighty-one
82 eighty-two
83 eighty-three
84 eighty-four
85 eighty-five
86 eighty-six
87 eighty-seven
88 eighty-eight
89 eighty-nine

90 ninety
91 ninety-one
92 ninety-two
93 ninety-three
94 ninety-four
95 ninety-five
96 ninety-six
97 ninety-seven
98 ninety-eight
99 ninety-nine

/ˈmaɪ.nəs wʌn/

/ˈzɪr.oʊ/

/wʌn/

/tuː/

/θriː/

/fɔːr/

/faɪv/

/sɪks/

/ˈsev.ən/

/eɪt/

/naɪn/

/ten/

/əˈlev.ən/

/twelv/

/θɝːˈtiːn/

/ˌfɔːrˈtiːn/

/ˌfɪfˈtiːn/

/ˌsɪkˈstiːn/

/ˌsev.ənˈtiːn/

/ˌeɪˈtiːn/

/ˌnaɪnˈtiːn/

/ˈtwen.t̬i/, /ˈtweni/

/ˈtwentiˈwʌn/, /ˈtweniˈwʌn/

/ˈθɝː.t̬i/

/ˈfɔːr.t̬i/

/ˈfɪf.ti/

/ˈsɪk.sti/

/ˈsev.ən.t̬i/

/ˈeɪ.t̬i/

/ˈnaɪn.t̬i/

Place value:

ones /wʌnz/

tens /tenz/

hundreds /ˈhʌn.drədz/

thousands /ˈθaʊzəndz/

ten thousands /ten ˈθaʊzəndz/

hundred thousands /ˈhʌndrəd ˈθaʊzəndz/

millions /ˈmɪljənz/

1,234,567

Large numbers:

  • You should add the word  „and”  between hundreds and tens/ones in pronunciation, however, you don't have to write it down, e.g.,

101 - one hundred (and) one /wʌn ˈhʌn.drəd ən wʌn/

100 a/one hundred

107 one hundred (and) seven

200 two hundred

1,000 a/one thousand

1,249 a thousand, two hundred (and) forty-nine

100,000 a/one hundred thousand

240,000 two hundred (and) forty thousand

1,000,000 a/one million

1,000,000,000 a/one billion

1,000,000,000,000 a/one trillion

/ə ˈhʌn.drəd/ or /wʌn ˈhʌn.drəd/

/ə ˈθaʊ.zənd/ or /wʌn ˈθaʊ.zənd/

/ə ˈmɪl.jən/ or /wʌn ˈmɪl.jən/

/ə ˈbɪl.jən/ or /wʌn ˈbɪl.jən/

/ə ˈtrɪl.jən/ or /wʌn ˈtrɪl.jən/

3,254,111

three million, two hundred (and) fifty-four thousand, one hundred (and) eleven

/θriː ˈmɪl.jən, tuː ˈhʌn.drəd ən ˈfɪf.ti-fɔːr ˈθaʊ.zənd, wʌn ˈhʌn.drəd ən əˈlev.ən/

Expressions:

How many? (Countable)

How many kids do you have?

How much? (Uncountable)

How much does it cost?

How old are you?

I'm twenty-two years old.

What's your phone number?

My phone number is...

Vocabulary:

number /ˈnʌm.bɚ/

unit /ˈjuː.nɪt/

figure /ˈfɪɡ.jɚ/

to count /kaʊnt/