51 in Spanish


Welcome to 51 in Spanish, our post which answers the question what is 51 in Spanish for both, cardinal as well as ordinal numbers in writing and speech. If you have been looking for fifty-first in Spanish, or if you googled for how do you say fifty-one in Spanish, then you have come to the right website, too. Reading our article to the end, you will learn how to say and write 51 like the people of Spain and Mexico for example.

Fifty-one in Spanish

The cardinal number fifty-one has three forms in Spanish: One for the noun, one for the masculine adjective or pronoun, and one for the feminine adjective or pronoun.

Fifty-one in Spanish is:

  • cincuenta y uno   cincuenta y uno (substantive)
  • cincuenta y un   cincuenta y un (masculine adjective / pronoun)
  • cincuenta y una   cincuenta y una (feminine adjective / pronoun)


A cardinal like cincuenta y uno is part of speech or writing used to count, indicate the size of a group or set, et cetera. Check out these examples:

  • Fifty-one = cincuenta y uno / cincuenta y un / cincuenta y una
  • Fifty-one men = cincuenta y un hombres
  • Fifty-one women = cincuenta y una mujeres
  • Fifty-one thousand dollars = cincuenta y un mil dólares
  • Fifty-one crazy ideas = cincuenta y una ideas locas

As you can see, cincuenta y uno does adapts to gender as explained on our homepage.

Note that fifty-first in Spanish can be located three paragraphs further below. Next we answer how do you say fifty-one in Spanish for two dialects.

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How do you say 51 in Spanish?

Here, we are going to show you how to say 51 in Spanish using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), an alphabetic system of phonetic notation which uses the Latin alphabet:

  • In Spanish of Spain, 51 is pronounced θiŋˈkwenta j ˈuno, e.g. for fifty-one dollars you say θiŋˈkwenta j un ˈðolaɾes
  • In Mexican Spanish fifty-one is pronounced siŋˈkwenta j un: siŋˈkwenta j un ˈðolaɾes
  • In Spanish as spoken in Spain, for fifty-one people you say θiŋˈkwenta j ˈuna peɾˈsonas
  • In Spanish as spoken in Mexico, 51 people is pronounced siŋˈkwenta j ˈuna peɾˈsonas

There is a great many of countries where Spanish is spoken or is the official language; therefore, the actual pronunciation of 51 depends on the particular dialect under consideration.

For detailed information about the rules for building simple and compound cardinals such as 51 read our article Numbers in Spanish, located in the header menu.

In the next section we elaborate of the spelling of 51 in Spanish.

How do you Spell 51 in Spanish?

Taking all of the above into account, you already know the answer to how do you spell 51 in Spanish language. 51 in Spanish spelling is cincuenta y uno.

In case the phonetic spelling of 51 has caught your attention, then have a look at the reference section at the bottom of our home page to learn more about the phonetic alphabet.

Chances are that you are also interested in the linguistics and grammar aspects of the numeral cincuenta y uno, which can be attributive or pronominal, as shown below.

In the case of fifty-one women (cincuenta y una mujeres), the use of the numeral is pronominal.

In the sentence “I saw fifty-one” (“Vi a cincuenta y uno”), cincuenta y uno serves as a pronoun.

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In the following part we are going to discuss the Spanish equivalents of 51st and fifty-first, the ordinal numbers which characterize importance, size, chronology, etc.

Fifty-first in Spanish

In Spanish, all ordinal numbers including fifty-first represent a position or rank in a sequential order. Fifty-first in Spanish can be a pronoun or adjective; usually it’s an adjective though.

Fifty-first takes on 5 forms as follows. Let’s start with that fifty-first in Spanish has a masculine and feminine form to adapt to the succeeding noun, or to function as pronoun:

  • quincuagésimo primer   quincuagésimo primer as masculine pronoun, singular
  • quincuagésimo primero   quincuagésimo primero + masculine noun, singular
  • quincuagésima primera   quincuagésima primera + feminine noun or as feminine pronoun, (both singular)

For example:

  • The fifty-first = el quincuagésimo primero / la quincuagésima primera
  • The fifty-first man = el quincuagésimo primer hombre
  • The fifty-first woman = la quincuagésima primera mujer

Important: In day-to-day speech ordinal numbers as big as 51 are hardly ever used. Rather, they are replaced by cardinal numbers following the noun.

For example, instead of quincuagésimo primer paso (step) or quincuagésima primera galaxia (galaxy) we usually say paso doce and galaxia doce, respectively.

Because the ordinal number quincuagésimo primer is an adjective or pronoun, it does not only adapt to gender, but in addition to the singular also has a plural form.

The plural is built by appending s to the singular pronominal form:

quincuagésimo primero → quincuagésimos primeros   quincuagésimos primeros

quincuagésima primera → quincuagésimas primeras   quincuagésimas primeras

If you can come up with a meaningful example for quincuagésimos primeros / quincuagésimas primeras, either as adjective or pronoun, then let us know and we will gladly publish it here.

Fifty-first in Spanish Pronunciation

In Spain, the numeral quincuagésimo primero is pronounced as follows:

  • quincuagésimo primero = kiŋkwaˈxesimo pɾiˈmeɾo
  • quincuagésimo primer = kiŋkwaˈxesimo pɾiˈmeɾ
  • quincuagésimos primeros = kiŋkwaˈxesimos pɾiˈmeɾos
  • quincuagésima primera = kiŋkwaˈxesima pɾiˈmeɾa
  • quincuagésimas primeras = kiŋkwaˈxesimas pɾiˈmeɾas

In Mexico, the numeral quincuagésimo primero is pronounced as indicated below:

  • quincuagésimo primero = kiŋkwaˈxesimo pɾiˈmeɾo
  • quincuagésimo primer = kiŋkwaˈxesimo pɾiˈmeɾ
  • quincuagésimos primeros = kiŋkwaˈxesimos pɾiˈmeɾos
  • quincuagésima primera = kiŋkwaˈxesima pɾiˈmeɾa
  • quincuagésimas primeras = kiŋkwaˈxesimas pɾiˈmeɾas

51st in Spanish

51st in Spanish is 51.º, 51.er (followed by a masc., singular noun) or 51.ª (ª denotes feminine). The dot after the suffix is often omitted: 51º, 51er or 51ª. By way of illustration:

51º = 51st
51st man = 51er hombre
51st woman = 51ª mujer

Historically, ordinal indicators have been underlined, thus 51o, 51er, 51a and 51.o, 51.er as well as 51.a are also valid. Plural ordinal indicators take on an s, e.g. 51.os.

Do not confuse 51ª with 51a, the latter is the superscript lower-case a. Likewise, make sure to understand the difference between 51º, 51° (degrees) and 51˚(ring diacritic).

If your device isn’t equipped with the º and ª keys, copy them from here, enter the keyboard combination corresponding to your OS, or make use of superscript as last resort.

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What is 51 in Spanish?

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51 in Spanish

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