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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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