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How to Talk about Years in Spanish

How to Talk about Years in Spanish

Talking about years (años ) is pretty straightforward in Spanish, since years are said just like any cardinal number. Let's take a look at some examples!

years in English

What's in a Year?

Unlike English, there really aren't any special rules for saying the years in Spanish. You just pronounce them as you would if you were talking about a quantity or a price, for example.

Let's take a look!

NumberSpanish
0
cero
 
110
ciento diez
 
240
doscientos cuarenta
 
311
trescientos once
 
427
cuatrocientos veintisiete
 
518
quinientos dieciocho
 
657
seiscientos cincuenta y siete
 
789
setecientos ochenta y nueve
 
867
ochocientos sesenta y siete
 
916
novecientos dieciséis
 
1000
mil
 
1010
mil diez
 
1178
mil ciento setenta y ocho
 
1210
mil doscientos diez
 
1347
mil trescientos cuarenta y siete
 
1492
mil cuatrocientos noventa y dos
 
1589
mil quinientos ochenta y nueve
 
1600
mil seiscientos
 
1777
mil setecientos setenta y siete
 
1810
mil ochocientos diez
 
1950
mil novecientos cincuenta
 
1999
mil novecientos noventa y nueve
 
2000
dos mil
 
2009
dos mil nueve
 
2017
dos mil diecisiete
 
2018
dos mil dieciocho
 

Here are some examples:

¿En qué año naciste? - En mil novecientos ochenta y nueve.
What year were you born? - In nineteen eighty-nine.
 
¿Cuándo empezó la Revolución mexicana? - En mil novecientos diez.
When did the Mexican Revolution begin? - In nineteen ten.
 

BC in Spanish is antes de Cristo  o a. C. and AD is después de Cristo  o d. C..

Looking for more information on talking about dates in Spanish? Check out our article on talking about dates in Spanish.

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