Numbers In Words

Numbers in words are written usually with the help of the English alphabet. For example, 100,000 in words is written as 1 Lakh or One hundred thousand with spelling. Numbers to words can be written for all the natural numbers, based on the place value of digits, such as ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and so on.

Worldwide, English is the most common language used specifically for education. Therefore, we will learn here to convert numbers to words in the English language. Writing the numbers in words means, help us to spell the numbers. Earlier, Roman numerals were used to represent the numbers by Romans such as 1-I, 2-II, 3-III, 4-IV, and so on.

The numbers are the basics of Mathematics. Every concept we learn in Maths have numbers included in them. They are used for various types of calculations. There are different types of numbers, which students can learn in the Number system. These numbers can be represented in the form of words, standard form, in place value and face value form.

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How to Write Numbers in words?

To write any number in the form of words, we have to check the place value. Let us learn this by observing the below steps.

  • The place value of ones place a number from 1 to 9 is written in words as, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine.
  • The least number which is at tens place is 10, which is written in words as ten.
  • The numbers from 11 to 19 are written in words as, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen and nineteen. And the next number is twenty.
  • After twenty, the numbers follow the pattern in such a way that they are written in words as thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety and so on.
  • The preceding numbers are linked with these words and mentioned from one to nine. For example, twenty-one, twenty-two, etc.

Let us know out how to write any given number in words with the help of an example.

Example: Write 33 in words.

Solution: In number 33, one’s place is occupied with 3, so there are 3 ones, and tens place is also occupied with 3, so there are 3 tens. So 3 tens and 3 ones are equal to 33. Or we can write, 33 as ‘thirty-three’ in words.

Numbers to Words Conversion

The below table contains numbers from 1 to 100 in English words.

1 One 21 Twenty-one 41 Forty-one 61 Sixty-one 81 Eighty-one
2 Two 22 Twenty-two 42 Forty-two 62 Sixty-two 82 Eighty-two
3 Three 23 Twenty-three 43 Forty-three 63 Sixty-three 83 Eighty-three
4 Four 24 Twenty-four 44 Forty-four 64 Sixty-four 84 Eighty-four
5 Five 25 Twenty-five 45 Forty-five 65 Sixty-five 85 Eighty-five
6 Six 26 Twenty-six 46 Forty-six 66 Sixty-six 86 Eighty-six
7 Seven 27 Twenty-seven 47 Forty-seven 67 Sixty-seven 87 Eighty-seven
8 Eight 28 Twenty-eight 48 Forty-eight 68 Sixty-eight 88 Eighty-eight
9 Nine 29 Twenty-nine 49 Forty-nine 69 Sixty-nine 89 Eighty-nine
10 Ten 30 Thirty 50 Fifty 70 Seventy 90 Ninety
11 Eleven 31 Thirty-one 51 Fifty-one 71 Seventy-one 91 Ninety-One
12 Twelve 32 Thirty-two 52 Fifty-two 72 Seventy-two 92 Ninety-two
13 Thirteen 33 Thirty-three 53 Fifty-three 73 Seventy-three 93 Ninety-three
14 Fourteen 34 Thirty-four 54 Fifty-four 74 Seventy-four 94 Ninety-four
15 Fifteen 35 Thirty-five 55 Fifty-five 75 Seventy-five 95 Ninety-five
16 Sixteen 36 Thirty-six 56 Fifty-six 76 Seventy-six 96 Ninety-six
17 Seventeen 37 Thirty-seven 57 Fifty-seven 77 Seventy-seven 97 Ninety-seven
18 Eighteen 38 Thirty-eight 58 Fifty-eight 78 Seventy-eight 98 Ninety-eight
19 Nineteen 39 Thirty-nine 59 Fifty-nine 79 Seventy-nine 99 Ninety-nine
20 Twenty 40 Forty 60 Sixty 80 Eighty 100 Hundred

In the same way, students can write the numbers from 101 to 1000 in words. A few sample questions are given below for practice. Try to write these numbers in words on your own.

Numbers in words 1 to 1000

In the above section, we learned how to write numbers from 1 to 100, in words. Now, to write 1 to 1000 in words, we need to repeat the terms for every 100th number. For example, 101 can be written as one-hundred one and 199 as One-hundred Ninety-nine, etc.

After 199, 200 comes which is spelt as two-hundred. Again from 201 to 299, the numbers after the hundredth term are repeated such as two-hundred one to two-hundred ninety-nine. In the same way, we can write the numbers till 999, i.e. nine-hundred ninety-nine.

After 999, 1000 is spelt as one-thousand or merely thousand. Below table is given for your reference, using this you can write the complete numbers till one thousand.

Numbers Words
100 Hundred
200 Two-Hundred
300 Three-Hundred
400 Four-Hundred
500 Five-Hundred
600 Six-Hundred
700 Seven-Hundred
800 Eight-Hundred
900 Nine-Hundred
1000 One-Thousand or Thousand


455 – Four hundred fifty five

345 – Three forty five

111 – One hundred eleven

333 – Three hundred thirty three

Higher Numbers

Number Form Alphabetical Form Other Names
1000 Thousand Thousand
10000 Ten thousand Ten thousand
100,000 One Hundred Thousand One Lakh
1,000,000 One Thousand Thousand One Million
10,000,000 Ten Thousand Thousand Ten Million


  1. Write 114 in words
  2. Write 500 in words
  3. Write 786 in words
  4. Convert 193 to words
  5. Write the spelling of 876 in English

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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

How to write the numbers in words?

Writing numbers in words mean to spell the numbers in alphabetical form. For example, 123 is spelt as one hundred twenty three. By knowing the word number from 1 to 10 we can spell other numbers as well.
1-one, 2-two, 3-three, 4-four, 5-five, 6-six, 7-seven, 8-eight, 9-nine, 10-ten.

How to write 1000000 in words?

1,000,000 is written in words as One thousand thousand. It is also spelt as 10 lakhs or 1 million.

What do you mean by standard form of numbers?

Standard form of numbers means writing too large numbers or too small numbers in a simplest form or exponent form. It is represented by writing the number in decimal form between 1 to 10, multiplied by powers of 10. For example, 9000000 can be written as:
9000000 = 9 x 106

How to write Rs. 7000 in words?

Rs.7000 is written as Seven thousand rupees, in words.

Write 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 and 100 in words?

Numbers in words are:
20- Twenty
30- Thirty
40- Forty
50- Fifty
60- Sixty
70- Seventy
90- Ninety
100- Hundred

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