52 in Spanish


Welcome to 52 in Spanish, our post which answers the question what is 52 in Spanish for both, cardinal as well as ordinal numbers in writing and speech. If you have been looking for fifty-second in Spanish, or if you googled for how do you say fifty-two 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 52 like the people of Spain and Mexico for example.

Fifty-two in Spanish

The cardinal number fifty-two only has one form in Spanish. As noun, adjective or pronoun 52 as cardinal number in Spanish is cincuenta y dos.

Click the speaker to hear the pronunciation of cincuenta y dos


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

  • Fifty-two = cincuenta y dos
  • Fifty-two men = cincuenta y dos hombres
  • Fifty-two women = cincuenta y dos mujeres
  • Fifty-two thousand dollars = cincuenta y dos mil dólares
  • Fifty-two crazy ideas = cincuenta y dos ideas locas

As you can see, cincuenta y dos does not adapt to gender as explained on our homepage.

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

How do you say 52 in Spanish?

Here, we are going to show you how to say 52 in Spanish using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), an alphabetic system of phonetic notation which uses the Latin alphabet:

  • In Spanish of Spain, 52 is pronounced θiŋˈkwenta i ðos, e.g. for fifty-two dollars you say θiŋˈkwenta i ðos ˈðolaɾes
  • In Mexican Spanish fifty-two is pronounced siŋˈkwenta i ðos: siŋˈkwenta i ðos ˈðolaɾes
  • In Spanish as spoken in Spain, for fifty-two people you say θiŋˈkwenta i ðos peɾˈsonas
  • In Spanish as spoken in Mexico, 52 people is pronounced siŋˈkwenta i ðos peɾˈsonas

There is a great many of countries where Spanish is spoken or is the official language; therefore, the actual pronunciation of 52 depends on the particular dialect under consideration.

For detailed information about the rules for building simple and compound cardinals such as 52 read our article Numbers in Spanish, located in the header menu.

In the next section we elaborate of the spelling of 52 in Spanish.

How do you Spell 52 in Spanish?

Taking all of the above into account, you already know the answer to how do you spell 52 in Spanish language. 52 in Spanish spelling is cincuenta y dos.

In case the phonetic spelling of 52 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 dos, which can be attributive or pronominal, as shown below.

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

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

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In the following part we are going to discuss the Spanish equivalents of 52nd and fifty-second, the ordinal numbers which characterize importance, size, chronology, etc.

Fifty-second in Spanish

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

Fifty-second takes on 4 forms as follows. Let’s start with that fifty-second in Spanish has a masculine and feminine form to adapt to the succeeding noun, or to function as pronoun:

  • quincuagésimo segundo + masculine noun or as masculine pronoun, (both singular)
  • quincuagésima segunda + feminine noun or as feminine pronoun, (both singular)

For example:

  • The fifty-second = el quincuagésimo segundo / la quincuagésima segunda
  • The fifty-second man = el quincuagésimo segundo hombre
  • The fifty-second woman = la quincuagésima segunda mujer

Important: In day-to-day speech ordinal numbers as big as 52 are hardly ever used. Rather, they are replaced by cardinal numbers following the noun.

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

Because the ordinal number quincuagésimo segundo 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 segundo → quincuagésimos segundos

quincuagésima segunda → quincuagésimas segundas

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

Fifty-second in Spanish Pronunciation

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

  • quincuagésimo segundo = kiŋkwaˈxesimo seˈɣundo
  • quincuagésimos segundos = kiŋkwaˈxesimos seˈɣundos
  • quincuagésima segunda = kiŋkwaˈxesima seˈɣunda
  • quincuagésimas segundas = kiŋkwaˈxesimas seˈɣundas

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

  • quincuagésimo segundo = kiŋkwaˈxesimo seˈɣundo
  • quincuagésimos segundos = kiŋkwaˈxesimos seˈɣundos
  • quincuagésima segunda = kiŋkwaˈxesima seˈɣunda
  • quincuagésimas segundas = kiŋkwaˈxesimas seˈɣundas

52nd in Spanish

52nd in Spanish is 52.º (º denotes masculine) or 52.ª (ª denotes feminine), yet, these days, the dot after the suffix is often omitted: 52º or 52ª. By way of illustration:

52nd man = 52º hombre
52nd woman = 52ª mujer

Historically, ordinal indicators have been underlined, thus 52o / 52a and 52.o / 52.a are also valid. Plural ordinal indicators take on an s, e.g. 52.os.

Do not confuse 52ª with 52a, the latter is the superscript lower-case a. Likewise, make sure to understand the difference between 52º, 52° (degrees) and 52˚(ring diacritic).

If your input 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 52 in Spanish?

If you don’t know what’s 52 in Spanish as cardinal or ordinal, then carefully read our article once more. Other frequently searched terms in the context of Spanish 52 include:

  • 52 Spanish
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  • Spanish for 52
  • Spanish fifty-two

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52 in Spanish

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