Unit 0

# Cardinals numbers 0-10

## Introduction

Numbers [números] can be represented by digits or words and generally express quantity (cardinal numbers) or order in a sequence (ordinal numbers).

Cardinal numbers [números cardinales] are used to indicate the quantity of something.

## Form

Cardinal numbers are placed before nouns when they accompany them, and some of them vary in gender and number.

Cardinal numbers from 0 to 10 have the following forms:

• 0 – cero;
• 1 – uno/un o una;
• 2 – dos;
• 3 – tres;
• 4 – cuatro;
• 5 – cinco;
• 6 – seis;
• 7 – siete;
• 8 – ocho;
• 9 – nueve;
• 10 – diez.

## Example

1. Tengo dos coches blancos;
2. Tu bebé pesa ocho kilos;
3. Ella tiene diez años;
4. Estamos a siete de agosto;
5. Son las seis menos cinco;
6. La historia comenzó en el año uno D.C.

## Use

Cardinal numbers are used to indicate:

1. number of people, animals or things;
2. measurements, weights, and distances;
3. age;
4. dates;
5. hours;
6. years.

## Summary

Cardinal numbers are used to talk about a number of people, animals or things. They usually appear before nouns. In Spanish, the numbers from 1 to 10 are:

• 0 – cero
• 1 – uno/un o una
• 2 – dos
• 3 – tres
• 4 – cuatro
• 5 – cinco
• 6 – seis
• 7 – siete
• 8 – ocho
• 9 – nueve
• 10 – diez

For example:
— «un coche.» = 1 coche.

— «dos coches.» = 2 coches.

Check the contents of the {Form} section. Then move on to the {Example} section, which shows you the usage in context.

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