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How would you say ordinal numbers, like 1st, 2nd and 3rd, if you were speaking Spanish?

# Math: Who's On First!

In this Spanish Difficult Review quiz you will begin working with math. Specifically, the ordinal numbers such as who’s on first. In the Spanish Easy Review quiz series, as well as the Spanish Medium Review quiz series, you learned how to count from zero (0) all the way through the billions. When counting with numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., those numbers are known as cardinal numbers. However, not everything is counted using cardinal numbers.

Think of the game of baseball. It does not have 1 base, 2 base and 3 base. Rather, it has first base, second base and third base. First, second and third are numbers that are referred to as ordinal number. Ordinal basically refers to the order of thing.

1.
She ran the race for the SIXTEENTH time.
séptimo
duodécimo
decimosexto
decimoséptimo
The ordinal number sixteenth in Spanish is decimosexto.
2.
The governor waited until the ELEVENTH hour to stay the execution.
undécimo
decimoctavo
decimonoveno
décimo
The ordinal number eleventh in Spanish is undécimo.
3.
If at FIRST you don’t succeed – try, try again!
cuarto
quinto
tercero
primero
The ordinal number first in Spanish is primero.
4.
Tax Returns in the U.S. are due on the FIFTEENTH of April.
decimocuarto
decimoséptimo
decimoquinto
decimotercero
The ordinal number fifteenth in Spanish is decimoquinto.
5.
Did you know that many high-rise buildings do not have a THIRTEENTH floor?
decimoctavo
decimotercero
decimosexto
decimonoveno
The ordinal number thirteenth in Spanish is decimotercero.
6.
Neil was able to get to SECOND base!
segundo
sexto
cuarto
tercero
The ordinal number second in Spanish is segundo.
7.
Have you ever heard the song, The TWELFTH of Never?
noveno
vigésimo
segundo
duodécimo
The ordinal number twelfth in Spanish is duodécimo.
8.
Their concert seats were in the EIGHTH row.
decimoctavo
sétimo
octavo
quinto
The ordinal number eighth in Spanish is octavo.
9.
Ellen climbed the stairs all the way up to the TWENTIETH floor.
décimo
vigésimo
decimonoveno
tercero
The ordinal number twentieth in Spanish is vigésimo.
10.
Melinda came in THIRD at the Spelling Bee contest.
decimotercero
séptimo
tercero
undécimo
The ordinal number third in Spanish is tercero.
Author:  Christine G. Broome