# Large numbers in Spanish – 200-1000

In our previous post, we discussed how to form large numbers in Spanish – between 100-200.

Today, we look at the next set of numbers – between 200-1000.

To count numbers which end in hundreds, the plural form of ciento is used.

The plural form of ciento = cientos. We use it along with the appropriate number.

Examples:
200 – doscientos (2 = dos, 100s = cientos)
300 - trescientos
400 - cuatrocientos
500 - quinientos not cincociento
600 - seiscientos
700 - setecientos not sieteciento
800 - ochocientos
900 - novecientos not nuevecientos

Did you notice that we do not add a ‘y’ in between. Also note that the forms for 500, 700, and 900 are slightly irregular.

Now let us look at some more examples:
201 -  doscientos uno (200 + 1)
302 -  trescientos dos  (300 + 2)
403 - cuatrocientos tres (400 + 3)
251 - doscientos cincuenta y uno (200 + 50 + y + 1)
561 - quinientos sesenta y uno (500 + 60 + y + 1)
999 - novecientos noventa y nueve (900 + 90 + y + 9)

The ‘y’ is added between the tens and units place for all numbers between 31-99.

Note that numbers such as 200, 300, 400 and so on, have masculine and feminine forms.

200 girls = doscientas niñas
200 boys = doscientos niños

To revise numbers between 1-99, go through our lesson on CultureAlley
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# Large numbers in Spanish | Numbers 100 to 200 in Spanish

We learned cardinal numbers upto 99 in lesson 16 on CultureAlley. A recap of the lesson is embedded at the end of this post. Through a series of 3 posts, we will learn how to form large numbers in Spanish. Starting with 100 going upto thousands.

Today we will learn how to form numbers between 100 and 200

## Numbers 100 to 200 in Spanish

100 = Ciento
Note: When used to indicate exactly 100 of something, ‘ciento’ gets shortened to ‘cien’.
Example: 100 bottles  = Cien botellas

But when we use 100 to form larger numbers, we use ‘ciento’. Let us look at some examples

101 = ciento uno ( 100 (ciento) + 1 (uno) )

111 = ciento once ( 100 (ciento) + 11 (once) )

120 = ciento veinte ( 100 (ciento) + 20 (veinte) )

127 = ciento veintisiete ( 100 (ciento) + 27 (veintisiete) )

131 = ciento treinta y uno ( 100 (ciento) + 30 (treinta) + y + 1 (uno) )

156 = ciento cincuenta y seis ( 100 (ciento) + 50 (cincuenta) + y + 6 (seis) )

199 = ciento noventa y nueve ( 100 (ciento) + 90 (noventa) + y + 9 (nueve) )

Did you notice a pattern?

1. ‘y’ is not used to separate numbers from  from 101 till 130  (eg: 119 = ciento diecinueve not ciento y diecinueve)
2. For all numbers starting from 131, we use ‘y’ to separate the digit at the ones place (eg: 132 = ciento treinta y dos). Note that in this case as well, ‘y’ is not used before ‘treinta’ or the tens place

So the pattern is:

#### From 101 till 130: ciento + tens digit + ones digit From 131 till 199: ciento + tens digit + y + ones digit

In the next post, we will learn how to form numbers between 200-999. Stay tuned!