56 in Spanish


Welcome to 56 in Spanish, our post which answers the question what is 56 in Spanish for both, cardinal as well as ordinal numbers in writing and speech. If you have been looking for fifty-sixth in Spanish, or if you googled for how do you say fifty-six 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 56 like the people of Spain and Mexico for example.

Fifty-six in Spanish

The cardinal number fifty-six only has one form in Spanish. As noun, adjective or pronoun 56 as cardinal number in Spanish is cincuenta y seis.

Click the speaker to hear the pronunciation of cincuenta y seis


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

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

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

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

How do you say 56 in Spanish?

Here, we are going to show you how to say 56 in Spanish using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), an alphabetic system of phonetic notation which uses the Latin alphabet:

  • In Spanish of Spain, 56 is pronounced θiŋˈkwenta i ˈseis, e.g. for fifty-six dollars you say θiŋˈkwenta i ˈseis ˈðolaɾes
  • In Mexican Spanish fifty-six is pronounced siŋˈkwenta i ˈseis: siŋˈkwenta i ˈseis ˈðolaɾes
  • In Spanish as spoken in Spain, for fifty-six people you say θiŋˈkwenta i ˈseis peɾˈsonas
  • In Spanish as spoken in Mexico, 56 people is pronounced siŋˈkwenta i ˈseis peɾˈsonas

There is a great many of countries where Spanish is spoken or is the official language; therefore, the actual pronunciation of 56 depends on the particular dialect under consideration.

For detailed information about the rules for building simple and compound cardinals such as 56 read our article Numbers in Spanish, located in the header menu.

In the next section we elaborate of the spelling of 56 in Spanish.

How do you Spell 56 in Spanish?

Taking all of the above into account, you already know the answer to how do you spell 56 in Spanish language. 56 in Spanish spelling is cincuenta y seis.

In case the phonetic spelling of 56 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 seis, which can be attributive or pronominal, as shown below.

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

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

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In the following part we are going to discuss the Spanish equivalents of 56th and fifty-sixth, the ordinal numbers which characterize importance, size, chronology, etc.

Fifty-sixth in Spanish

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

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

  • quincuagésimo sexto + masculine noun or as masculine pronoun, (both singular)
  • quincuagésima sexta + feminine noun or as feminine pronoun, (both singular)

For example:

  • The fifty-sixth = el quincuagésimo sexto / la quincuagésima sexta
  • The fifty-sixth man = el quincuagésimo sexto hombre
  • The fifty-sixth woman = la quincuagésima sexta mujer

Important: In day-to-day speech ordinal numbers as big as 56 are hardly ever used. Rather, they are replaced by cardinal numbers following the noun.

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

Because the ordinal number quincuagésimo sexto 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 sexto → quincuagésimos sextos

quincuagésima sexta → quincuagésimas sextas

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

Fifty-sixth in Spanish Pronunciation

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

  • quincuagésimo sexto = kiŋkwaˈxesimo ˈseksto
  • quincuagésimos sextos = kiŋkwaˈxesimos ˈsekstos
  • quincuagésima sexta = kiŋkwaˈxesima ˈseksta
  • quincuagésimas sextas = kiŋkwaˈxesimas ˈsekstas

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

  • quincuagésimo sexto = kiŋkwaˈxesimo ˈseksto
  • quincuagésimos sextos = kiŋkwaˈxesimos ˈsekstos
  • quincuagésima sexta = kiŋkwaˈxesima ˈseksta
  • quincuagésimas sextas = kiŋkwaˈxesimas ˈsekstas

56th in Spanish

56th in Spanish is 56.º (º denotes masculine) or 56.ª (ª denotes feminine), yet, these days, the dot after the suffix is often omitted: 56º or 56ª. By way of illustration:

56th man = 56º hombre
56th woman = 56ª mujer

Historically, ordinal indicators have been underlined, thus 56o / 56a and 56.o / 56.a are also valid. Plural ordinal indicators take on an s, e.g. 56.os.

Do not confuse 56ª with 56a, the latter is the superscript lower-case a. Likewise, make sure to understand the difference between 56º, 56° (degrees) and 56˚(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 56 in Spanish?

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56 in Spanish

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