Ordinal numbers in Spanish

Here are some tables with ordinal numbers in Spanish, their English meanings, and the corresponding numeric values. Note that in Spanish, ordinal numbers agree in gender and number with the noun they modify. For example, “primer” and “primero” are used for masculine singular nouns, while “primera” is used for feminine singular nouns.

Abbreviation of ordinal numbers in Spanish

In Spanish, ordinal numbers can be abbreviated using the following rules:

  1. Take the cardinal number (e.g., “quinto” for “fifth”).
  2. Remove the final vowel from the cardinal number (e.g., “quint”).
  3. Add the appropriate abbreviation symbol to the figures: “º” for masculine singular and “ª” for feminine singular.

Here are some examples of abbreviated ordinal numbers:

  • “Quinto” (Fifth) becomes “5º” (5th) for masculine singular.
  • “Quinta” (Fifth) becomes “5ª” (5th) for feminine singular.
  • “Vigésimo” (Twentieth) becomes “20º” (20th) for masculine singular.
  • “Vigésima” (Twentieth) becomes “20ª” (20th) for feminine singular.
  • “Nonagésimo” (Ninetieth) becomes “90º” (90th) for masculine singular.
  • “Nonagésima” (Ninetieth) becomes “90ª” (90th) for feminine singular.

These abbreviated forms are commonly used in various contexts, such as dates, legal documents, and written communication, to represent ordinal numbers succinctly.

These tables provides the masculine singular forms for simplicity:

1st to 20th

Ordinal Number (Spanish)English MeaningNumeric Value
Primer / PrimeroFirst1st
SegundoSecond2nd
TerceroThird3rd
CuartoFourth4th
QuintoFifth5th
SextoSixth6th
SéptimoSeventh7th
OctavoEighth8th
NovenoNinth9th
DécimoTenth10th
UndécimoEleventh11th
DuodécimoTwelfth12th
DecimoterceroThirteenth13th
DecimocuartoFourteenth14th
DecimoquintoFifteenth15th
DecimosextoSixteenth16th
DecimoséptimoSeventeenth17th
DecimoctavoEighteenth18th
DecimonovenoNineteenth19th
VigésimoTwentieth20th

21st to 40th

Ordinal Number (Spanish)English MeaningNumeric Value
Vigésimo primeroTwenty-First21st
Vigésimo segundoTwenty-Second22nd
Vigésimo terceroTwenty-Third23rd
Vigésimo cuartoTwenty-Fourth24th
Vigésimo quintoTwenty-Fifth25th
Vigésimo sextoTwenty-Sixth26th
Vigésimo séptimoTwenty-Seventh27th
Vigésimo octavoTwenty-Eighth28th
Vigésimo novenoTwenty-Ninth29th
TrigésimoThirtieth30th
Trigésimo primeroThirty-First31st
Trigésimo segundoThirty-Second32nd
Trigésimo terceroThirty-Third33rd
Trigésimo cuartoThirty-Fourth34th
Trigésimo quintoThirty-Fifth35th
Trigésimo sextoThirty-Sixth36th
Trigésimo séptimoThirty-Seventh37th
Trigésimo octavoThirty-Eighth38th
Trigésimo novenoThirty-Ninth39th
CuadragésimoFortieth40th

41st to 60th

Ordinal Number (Spanish)English MeaningNumeric Value
Cuadragésimo primeroForty-First41st
Cuadragésimo segundoForty-Second42nd
Cuadragésimo terceroForty-Third43rd
Cuadragésimo cuartoForty-Fourth44th
Cuadragésimo quintoForty-Fifth45th
Cuadragésimo sextoForty-Sixth46th
Cuadragésimo séptimoForty-Seventh47th
Cuadragésimo octavoForty-Eighth48th
Cuadragésimo novenoForty-Ninth49th
QuincuagésimoFiftieth50th
Quincuagésimo primeroFifty-First51st
Quincuagésimo segundoFifty-Second52nd
Quincuagésimo terceroFifty-Third53rd
Quincuagésimo cuartoFifty-Fourth54th
Quincuagésimo quintoFifty-Fifth55th
Quincuagésimo sextoFifty-Sixth56th
Quincuagésimo séptimoFifty-Seventh57th
Quincuagésimo octavoFifty-Eighth58th
Quincuagésimo novenoFifty-Ninth59th
SexagésimoSixtieth60th

61st to 80th

Ordinal Number (Spanish)English MeaningNumeric Value
Sexagésimo primeroSixty-First61st
Sexagésimo segundoSixty-Second62nd
Sexagésimo terceroSixty-Third63rd
Sexagésimo cuartoSixty-Fourth64th
Sexagésimo quintoSixty-Fifth65th
Sexagésimo sextoSixty-Sixth66th
Sexagésimo séptimoSixty-Seventh67th
Sexagésimo octavoSixty-Eighth68th
Sexagésimo novenoSixty-Ninth69th
SeptuagésimoSeventieth70th
Septuagésimo primeroSeventy-First71st
Septuagésimo segundoSeventy-Second72nd
Septuagésimo terceroSeventy-Third73rd
Septuagésimo cuartoSeventy-Fourth74th
Septuagésimo quintoSeventy-Fifth75th
Septuagésimo sextoSeventy-Sixth76th
Septuagésimo séptimoSeventy-Seventh77th
Septuagésimo octavoSeventy-Eighth78th
Septuagésimo novenoSeventy-Ninth79th
OctogésimoEightieth80th

81st to 100th

Ordinal Number (Spanish)English MeaningNumeric Value
Octogésimo primeroEighty-First81st
Octogésimo segundoEighty-Second82nd
Octogésimo terceroEighty-Third83rd
Octogésimo cuartoEighty-Fourth84th
Octogésimo quintoEighty-Fifth85th
Octogésimo sextoEighty-Sixth86th
Octogésimo séptimoEighty-Seventh87th
Octogésimo octavoEighty-Eighth88th
Octogésimo novenoEighty-Ninth89th
NonagésimoNinetieth90th
Nonagésimo primeroNinety-First91st
Nonagésimo segundoNinety-Second92nd
Nonagésimo terceroNinety-Third93rd
Nonagésimo cuartoNinety-Fourth94th
Nonagésimo quintoNinety-Fifth95th
Nonagésimo sextoNinety-Sixth96th
Nonagésimo séptimoNinety-Seventh97th
Nonagésimo octavoNinety-Eighth98th
Nonagésimo novenoNinety-Ninth99th
CentésimoOne Hundredth100th

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