Numbers In English: Counting To 1000

Here is your ultimate guide on how to count to 1000 in English. It’s actually quite simple — once you have the formula down for 1-10, apply it across the board.

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Number 100 in English (and Number 10 in English)

“100” is pronounced ONE HUNDRED in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 1 = one
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 10 = ten

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 100 = ONE HUNDRED
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 1,000 = one thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 10,000 = ten thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 100,0000 = one hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 1,000,000 = one million

Here is how the number 100 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: cien or ciento

French: cent

Latin: centum

German: hundert

Russian: Сто (Sto)

Arabic: مائة

Chinese: bai

Japanese: hyaku

Portuguese: cem

Greek: ekato

Sino-Korean: 구십

Italian: cento
Hebrew:
me’a

Number 90 in English

“90” is pronounced NINETY in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 9 = nine
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 90 = ninety

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 900 = nine hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 9,000 = nine thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 90,000 = ninety thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 900,0000 = nine hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 9,000,000 = nine million

Here is how the number 90 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: noventa

French: quatre-vingt-dix

Latin: nonaginta

German: neunzig

Russian: девяносто (devyanosto)

Arabic: تسعين (tisein)

Chinese: jiu-shi

Japanese: kyuu-zyuu

Portuguese: noventa

Greek: enenenta

Sino-Korean: 구십 (gusib)

Italian: novanta
Hebrew:
tish’im

Number 80 in English

“80” is pronounced EIGHTY in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 8 = eight
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 80 = eighty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 800 = eight hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 8,000 = eight thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 80,000 = eighty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 800,0000 = eight hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 8,000,000 = eight million

Here is how the number 80 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: ochenta

French: quatre-vingts

Latin: octoginta

German: achtzig

Russian: восемьдесят (vosem’desyat)

Arabic: ثمانون (thamanun)

سبعون

Chinese: ba-shi

Japanese: hati-zyuu

Portuguese: oitenta

Greek: ogdoenta

Sino-Korean: 여든 (yeodeun)

Italian: ottanta
Hebrew:
shmonim

Number 70 in English

“70” is pronounced SEVENTY in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 7 = seven
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 70 = seventy

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 700 = seven hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 7,000 = seven thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 70,000 = seventy thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 700,0000 = seven hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 7,000,000 = seven million

Here is how the number 70 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: setenta

French: soixante-dix

Latin: septuaginta

German: siebzig

Russian: семьдесят (sem’desyat)

Arabic:

سبعون

Chinese: qi-shi

Japanese: siti-zyuu

Portuguese: setenta (Cardinal)

Greek: ebdomenta

Sino-Korean: 칠십 (chilsib)

Italian: settanta
Hebrew:
shiv’im

The Number 60 in English

“60” is pronounced SIXTY in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 6 = six
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 60 = sixty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 600 = six hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 6,000 = six thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 60,000 = sixty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 600,0000 = six hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 6,000,000 = six million

Here is how the number 60 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: sesenta

French: soixante

Latin: sexaginta

German: sechzig

Russian: шестьдесят (shizdisyat)

Arabic: ستون (sittun)

Chinese: liu-shi

Japanese: roku-zyuu

Portuguese: sessenta (Cardinal) sexagesimo (Ordinal)

Greek: exenta

Sino-Korean: 육십

Italian: sessanta
Hebrew: shishim

0” is pronounced SIXTY in the English language. In our series of posts on common numbers, here is a quick guide to how to use the number 60 in English and how it translates across other widely spoken languages.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 6 = six
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 60 = sixty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 600 = six hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 6,000 = six thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 60,000 = sixty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 600,0000 = six hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 6,000,000 = six million

Here is how the number 50 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: sesenta

French: soixante

Latin: sexaginta

German: sechzig

Russian: шестьдесят (shizdisyat)

Arabic: ستون (sittun)

Chinese: liu-shi

Japanese: roku-zyuu

Portuguese: sessenta (Cardinal) sexagesimo (Ordinal)

Greek: exenta

Sino-Korean: 육십

Italian: sessanta
Hebrew:
shishim

The Number 50 in English

“50” is pronounced FIFTY in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 5 = five
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 50 = fifty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 500 = five hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 5,000 = five thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 50,000 = fifty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 500,0000 = five hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 5,000,000 = five million

Here is how the number 50 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: cincuenta

French: cinquante

Latin: quinquaginta

German: funfzig

Russian: пятьдесят

Arabic: khamsun خمسون

Chinese: wu-shi

Japanese: go-zyuu

Portuguese: cinquenta

Sino-Korean: 오십 Hanja: 五十
Hebrew:
chamishim

Greek: penenta

Italian: cinquanta

The Number 40 in English

“40” is pronounced FORTY in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 4 = four
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 40 = forty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 400 = four hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 4,000 = four thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 40,000 = forty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 400,0000 = four hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 4,000,000 = four million

Here is how the number 40 in English translates across different languages:

Spanish: cuarenta

French: quarante

German: vierzig

Russian: sorok

Arabic: ٤٠ arba’un (أربعون)

Chinese: si-shi

Japanese: si-zyuu

Portuguese: Cardinal: quarentaOrdinal: quadragésimo

Sino-Korean: 사십
Hebrew:
arba’im

Greek: saranta

Italian: quaranta

The number 30 in English

“30” is pronounced “THIRTY” in the English language.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 3 = three
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 30 = thirty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 300 = three hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 3,000 = three thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 30,000 = thirty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 300,0000 = three hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 3,000,000 = three million

This article focuses on the number 30 in English, and what it translates as in a number of other common languages. Here we go!

Spanish: Treinta

French: Trente

Latin: Triginta

German: dreiBig

Russian: тридцать

Arabic: thalathun

Japanese: san-zyuu

Mandarin Chinese: san-shi

Portuguese: trinta, trigésimo

Korean: 삼십 samship (Sino-Korean)

Greek: trianta

Hebrew: shloshim

Number 20 in English

In English, the number “20” is pronounced TWENTY.

If a number has one digit, then the number is in the ones. 2 = two
If a number has two digits, then the number is in the tens. 20 = twenty

If a number has three digits, then the number is in the hundreds. 200 = two hundred
If a number has four, digits, then the number is in the thousands. 2,000 = two thousand

If a number has five digits, then the number is in the ten thousands. 20,000 = twenty thousand

If a number has six digits, then the number is in the hundred thousands. 200,0000 = two hundred thousand

If a number has between seven and nine digits, then the number is in the millions: 2,000,000 = two million

Here is how the number 20 in English translates into other common languages:

Spanish: veinte

French: vingt

Latin: viginti

German: zwanzig

Russian: двадцать  [dvat-sat’]

Arabic: a3sharoon

Chinese: er-shi

Japanese: ni-zyuua3sharoon

Portuguese: vinte

Korean: 이십 eeship (Sino-Korean), 스물 seumul (Native Korean)
Hebrew:
esrim

Greek: είκοσι

Italian: venti

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