Numbers in English

Learn numbers in English

Knowing numbers in English is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in English. Learning to count in English may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where English is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in English.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in English?

West Germanic language of the Indo-European family, English is the official language of 53 countries, of which the USA, Great-Britain, Australia and Canada. It counts about 400 million speakers as first language.

List of numbers in English

Here is a list of numbers in English. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in English from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in English. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in English.

  • 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
  • 30) thirty
  • 40) forty
  • 50) fifty
  • 60) sixty
  • 70) seventy
  • 80) eighty
  • 90) ninety
  • 100) one hundred
  • 1,000) one thousand
  • one million) one million
  • one billion) one billion
  • one trillion) one trillion

Numbers in English: English numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The English is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in English you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in English with ease.

The way numbers are formed in English is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in English. Also, learning how to number in English yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like English at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in English

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, as well as numbers from ten to twelve, namely zero [0], one [1], two [2], three [3], four [4], five [5], six [6], seven [7], eight [8], nine [9], ten [10], eleven [11], and twelve [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the digits three to nine, adding the -teen suffix at the end: thirteen [13], fourteen [14], fifteen [15], sixteen [16], seventeen [17], eighteen [18], and nineteen [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the -(t)y suffix at the end of the multiplier digit root, with the exception of ten: ten [10], twenty [20], thirty [30], forty [40] (and not fourty), fifty [50], sixty [60], seventy [70], eighty [80], and ninety [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with a hyphen.
  • All the three-digit numbers are constructed by stating the hundreds, then adding the and word, then the tens and the digits (e.g.: two hundred and sixty-five [265]). Using the coordination and is a matter of choice, as whereas some writers prefer using it, The Chicago Manual of Style’s preference is to omit it.
  • Hundred (100), thousand (1,000) and million (1,000,000) are always singular (e.g.: six hundred and thirty-five [635]).
  • When directly added to hundred and thousand, the and word is added before tens and units (e.g.: seven hundred and three [703], or five thousand and two [5,002]).
  • Numbers in different languages