55 in Spanish


Welcome to 55 in Spanish, our post which answers the question what is 55 in Spanish for both, cardinal as well as ordinal numbers in writing and speech. If you have been looking for fifty-fifth in Spanish, or if you googled for how do you say fifty-five 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 55 like the people of Spain and Mexico for example.

Fifty-five in Spanish

The cardinal number fifty-five only has one form in Spanish. As noun, adjective or pronoun 55 as cardinal number in Spanish is cincuenta y cinco.

Click the speaker to hear the pronunciation of cincuenta y cinco


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

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

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

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

How do you say 55 in Spanish?

Here, we are going to show you how to say 55 in Spanish using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), an alphabetic system of phonetic notation which uses the Latin alphabet:

  • In Spanish of Spain, 55 is pronounced θiŋˈkwenta i ˈθiŋko, e.g. for fifty-five dollars you say θiŋˈkwenta i ˈθiŋko ˈðolaɾes
  • In Mexican Spanish fifty-five is pronounced siŋˈkwenta i ˈsiŋko: siŋˈkwenta i ˈsiŋko ˈðolaɾes
  • In Spanish as spoken in Spain, for fifty-five people you say θiŋˈkwenta i ˈθiŋko peɾˈsonas
  • In Spanish as spoken in Mexico, 55 people is pronounced siŋˈkwenta i ˈsiŋko peɾˈsonas

There is a great many of countries where Spanish is spoken or is the official language; therefore, the actual pronunciation of 55 depends on the particular dialect under consideration.

For detailed information about the rules for building simple and compound cardinals such as 55 read our article Numbers in Spanish, located in the header menu.

In the next section we elaborate of the spelling of 55 in Spanish.

How do you Spell 55 in Spanish?

Taking all of the above into account, you already know the answer to how do you spell 55 in Spanish language. 55 in Spanish spelling is cincuenta y cinco.

In case the phonetic spelling of 55 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 cinco, which can be attributive or pronominal, as shown below.

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

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

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In the following part we are going to discuss the Spanish equivalents of 55th and fifty-fifth, the ordinal numbers which characterize importance, size, chronology, etc.

Fifty-fifth in Spanish

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

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

  • quincuagésimo quinto + masculine noun or as masculine pronoun, (both singular)
  • quincuagésima quinta + feminine noun or as feminine pronoun, (both singular)

For example:

  • The fifty-fifth = el quincuagésimo quinto / la quincuagésima quinta
  • The fifty-fifth man = el quincuagésimo quinto hombre
  • The fifty-fifth woman = la quincuagésima quinta mujer

Important: In day-to-day speech ordinal numbers as big as 55 are hardly ever used. Rather, they are replaced by cardinal numbers following the noun.

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

Because the ordinal number quincuagésimo quinto 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 quinto → quincuagésimos quintos

quincuagésima quinta → quincuagésimas quintas

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

Fifty-fifth in Spanish Pronunciation

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

  • quincuagésimo quinto = kiŋkwaˈxesimo ˈkinto
  • quincuagésimos quintos = kiŋkwaˈxesimos ˈkintos
  • quincuagésima quinta = kiŋkwaˈxesima ˈkinta
  • quincuagésimas quintas = kiŋkwaˈxesimas ˈkintas

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

  • quincuagésimo quinto = kiŋkwaˈxesimo ˈkinto
  • quincuagésimos quintos = kiŋkwaˈxesimos ˈkintos
  • quincuagésima quinta = kiŋkwaˈxesima ˈkinta
  • quincuagésimas quintas = kiŋkwaˈxesimas ˈkintas

55th in Spanish

55th in Spanish is 55.º (º denotes masculine) or 55.ª (ª denotes feminine), yet, these days, the dot after the suffix is often omitted: 55º or 55ª. By way of illustration:

55th man = 55º hombre
55th woman = 55ª mujer

Historically, ordinal indicators have been underlined, thus 55o / 55a and 55.o / 55.a are also valid. Plural ordinal indicators take on an s, e.g. 55.os.

Do not confuse 55ª with 55a, the latter is the superscript lower-case a. Likewise, make sure to understand the difference between 55º, 55° (degrees) and 55˚(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 55 in Spanish?

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55 in Spanish

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