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Why don’t we learn basic Spanish numbers earlier?

I know a few numbers in Spanish (1-10) but I want to learn more numbers earlier. You don’t learn numbers in Spanish until you are more experienced. Can’t there be basic numbers earlier? Like just 1-15 or something?

February 25, 2018



I would guess there are very few Americans who can't count 1-10 in Spanish even if they've never taken a Spanish course. (Actually, I should probably amend that to Americans under 60.)

When I needed to know a word I didn't learn in Duolingo, I looked it up. It's a good idea to start using multiple resources right away. Duolingo can only teach you so much.


And of course Duolingo is just for Americans, isn't it?

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    I agree. The Chinese the numbers are super early (the third lesson of the tree) but it'd be super helpful to learn to count in Spanish before jumping into verbs, sentences, etc.


    I would advise anyone to try the spanishdict numbers quiz - https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/numbers-in-spanish-0-100

    Go through it a few times before the duolingo lesson and use duo for revision. I don't think it even matters if you've done any other lessons, the numbers are pretty easy to pick up at any point.


    Thank you so much! This is exactly what I have been yearning for.


    noventa = ninety / noventa y uno = ninety one / ciento veinti tres = one hundred twenty three / quinientos = five hundred / seiscientos = six hundred / novecientos noventa y nueve = nine hundred ninety nine... dos mil dieciocho 2018 ... dos mil diecinueve.... dos mil veinte.... dos mil veintiuno


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