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Count From 1-20 in Spanish

Counting to 20 in Spanish is a great thing to tackle when you first begin learning the language. You’ll notice that they follow a pattern, just like in English.

Here’s how to count to 20 in Spanish:

  • 1 = uno
  • 2 = dos
  • 3 = tres
  • 4 = cuatro
  • 5 = cinco
  • 6 = seis
  • 7 = siete
  • 8 = ocho
  • 9 = nueve
  • 10 = diez
  • 11 = once
  • 12 = doce
  • 13 = trece
  • 14 = catorce
  • 15 = quince
  • 16 = dieciséis
  • 17 = diecisiete
  • 18 = dieciocho
  • 19 = diecinueve
  • 20 = veinte

Getting comfortable with counting in Spanish may take some time. But remember, you don’t have to tackle them all at once. And here’s another tip: if you already speak another major European language, learning Spanish is most likely within reach. Because English, just as Italian and French, has deep roots in Latin, these languages all share thousands of words with contemporary Spanish. These shared words are called cognates and have significant similarities in spelling and/or pronunciation. That’s why you’ll often find English terms like the word “nose” that sound remarkably similar in French (nez), Italian (naso), and Spanish (naris).

While practicing counting in Spanish, you may have noticed that Spanish has a straight forward system of pronunciation. Unlike English, there are only a few irregularities. The standard Spanish alphabet is also a near-exact match to English. It just has 29 letters instead of the 26 you’re used to. The three new letters are: ch (chay), ll (elle); and ñ (eñe).

Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you the language, not just how to count in Spanish, or merely the words. What makes it effective is that we prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life. So, it’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. It helps you get ready to handle situations with confidence.

Learn Spanish Words and Phrases

In addition to learning to count in Spanish, there are some basic words and phrases you’ll want to focus on first. Mastering these basics can put you on the path to everyday conversation in Spanish. Here’s a more complete list of the basic words and phrases:

  • Sí = Yes
  • No = No
  • ¿Quién? = Who?
  • ¿Qué? = What?
  • ¿Por qué? = Why?
  • ¿Dónde? = Where?
  • Hola = Hello
  • Me gusta = I like
  • No me gusta = I don’t like
  • Adiós = Goodbye
  • Por favor = Please
  • Gracias = Thank you
  • Lo siento = Sorry
  • Salud = Bless you

Practicing The Spanish Language

Practice is essential no matter how you learn Spanish. While it is possible to learn some basic Spanish by setting aside just a few minutes each day, being confident enough to have conversations in Spanish may take longer depending on how much time you have to devote to study and practice.

Here are a few ways you may want to think about incorporating Spanish language learning into your daily routine.


You might find that searching online and finding a few phrases isn’t too difficult, but is not a particularly effective method for learning to speak Spanish confidently. There is also no feedback on your pronunciation so you may struggle to be understood by native speakers.


Language learning programs such as ours are designed to teach you through immersive methods. At Rosetta Stone, our award-winning mobile app and software will teach you the Spanish language through these immersive methods that combine audio and visual cues with vocabulary acquisition for contextualized learning. Our mobile app makes it possible to learn the Spanish language anytime, anywhere with a program that syncs across devices.


Learning Spanish in a classroom is the most traditional approach to language learning. However, there is a large time commitment and frequently a significant cost associated with classroom learning. Online learning programs offer ease of engagement and consistency at a fraction of the cost.


Immersing yourself in a language is one of the best ways to accelerate your understanding. Try watching a Spanish soap opera with the subtitles turned off. Or listen to Spanish music or a podcast in the car on your commute to work. Hearing the pronunciations and being exposed to the cultural nuances can help you pick up the language more quickly even if you don’t understand all that is being said.


One of the best ways to get a deeper understanding of the language and receive plenty of practice with having conversations is to partner up with someone. At Rosetta Stone, we have an online community of language learners enabling you to find other Spanish speakers to practice with and a new world of conversational opportunities.

Rosetta Stone’s Success

Research on learning a language highlights that learning a language is mostly a matter of practice and contextualizing your learning. This is exactly how Rosetta Stone's Dynamic Immersion® methodology works. Our methodology teaches you how to use the Spanish language in everyday life, which readies you for success and confidence when using your new language.

With a language learning program that understands the importance of practice and pronunciation, you will be set up to succeed from the very beginning. Our program has brief, 10 minute lessons that allow you to fit daily practice easily in your schedule. This allows practice to become a daily habit. When learning a new language, frequency is more important and effective than the length of your sessions. And by taking advantage of the Rosetta Stone mobile app, fitting in your daily practice is more convenient than ever.

Receiving instant feedback on your pronunciation attempts is a critical component to develop the skills to accurately speak the Spanish language. Using our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine, we compare your voice to native speakers and give you immediate feedback on your pronunciation efforts. This real-time feedback allows you to adjust and fine-tune your accent in real-time. TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak the Spanish language.

The Rosetta Stone Program

By following our program, and continuing with the discipline of your daily practice, you’ll be speaking the Spanish language like a native in no time. Our benefits go well beyond Spanish for beginners and are lifelong assets.

  • We make it so you learn more than just how to count in Spanish, or just a handful of Spanish words– you learn the Spanish language. Our Dynamic Immersion® method teaches new words and phrases based on the context in which they’re used, so you’ll be prepared to thrive in real-world conversations that don’t follow a script. You’ll learn everything from words and phrases to conversational Spanish skills.
  • We help you develop your Spanish speaking skills with our TruAccent® speech recognition technology. Each time you speak, our speech recognition technology will help you fine-tune your pronunciation because there’s no point in knowing the words if people can’t understand what you’re saying.
  • We’ll make sure that what you learn “sticks.” With repetition and teaching patterns of the language, you’ll learn new material–and revisit some you’ve already covered–all at precisely the right intervals. We also “kick start” your ability to learn in context, which makes connections between what you’re seeing and what you’re saying.

It’s time to get you talking in Spanish . Discover why millions of people have used Rosetta Stone to enjoy learning the Spanish language with confidence.

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