French Numbers

Beginner French - Level A1

Overview

Learn the French numbers and how to count from 0 to 100. The numbers in French 1-100 are much more complex than un, deux trois (one, two, three). While counting from 1-20 is very straight forward, the numbers 60-100 become much more complicated.

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French Numbers

Learning how to say the numbers in French is important for countless reasons.

Numbers 1-20

Un - 1 

Deux - 2

Trois - 3

Quarte - 4

Cinq - 5

Six - 6

Sept - 7

Huit - 8

Neuf - 9

Dix - 10

Onze - 11

Douze - 12

Treize - 13

Quatorze - 14

Quinze - 15

Seize - 16

Dix-sept - 17

Dix-huit - 18

Dix-neuf - 19

Vingt - 20


Numbers 21-69

Create the numbers 21*-69 by adding together the tens (listed below) with the numbers 2-9.

                                                                                    Examples:


Vingt - 20                                                                    Vingt-deux = 22

Trente - 30                                                                  Trente-quatre = 34

Quarante - 40                                                             Quarante-six = 46

Cinquante - 50                                                            Cinquante-huit = 58

Soixante - 60                                                               Soixante-neuf = 69

*To write the numbers 21, 31, 41, 51, and 61: add et un (“and one”) to the numbers above.

Example:

41 = quarante et un = which literally means “forty and one”

Numbers 70-99

A lot of math goes into the formation of French numbers. Pay close attention to how these remaining numbers add up (literally).


70 - soixante-dix

71 - soixante-onze

80 - quatre-vingt

81 - quatre-vingt-un

90- quatre-vingt-dix

91 - quatre-vingt-onze


72 - soixante-douze                         82 - quatre-vingt-deux                     92 - quatre-vingt douze

Etc…                                               Etc…                                               Etc…

 

Think:                                                  Think:                                      Think:

 “sixty+ten, sixty+eleven...”      “four twenties, four twenties + one...”     “four twenties + ten,   four twenties + eleven…”

Notice how these combinations of numbers are added together. Think of the hyphens as French plus signs.

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  1. Write out the following numbers. Remember: don’t forget the hyphens if they’re needed!

    1. 64

    2. 88

    3. 17

  2. Sort the following numbers from lowest to highest:

                trente-cinq,   vingt,    quatre-vingt-dix,    quarante et un,     deux

  3. Which of the following is incorrect?

    1. 56 - cinquante six

    2. 79 - soixante-dix-neuf

    3. 23 - vingt-treize

Answers:

  1. a) soixante-quatre

                b) quatre-vingt-huit

                c) dix-sept

  2. deux (2),vingt (20),trente-cinq (35),quarante-et-un (41),quatre-vingt-dix (90)

  3. C is incorrect. 23 = vingt-trois

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