Numbers in French : count from 0 to 100

Why should I learn to count in French?

As in any language, we need numbers for several situations. Wether it's for telling your age, talking about money, exchanging phone numbers, address, ... we always need to refer to numbers.

How to learn French number? The best way would be to break them in several category, and you'll learn them step by step

Numbers from 0 to 10

0   Zéro

1    Un 

2   Deux

3   Trois

4   Quatre

5   Cinq

6   Six

7   Sept

8   Huit

9   Neuf

10  Dix

For he numbers fom 0 to 10 you just need to learn them by heart. They will be the foundation for building other numbers.

Numbers from 11 to 20

11   Onze

12   Douze

13   Treize

14   Quatorze

15   Quinze

16   Seize

17   Dix-sept

18   Dix-huit

19   Dix-neuf

20   Vingt

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Have you started seeing a pattern for number 17-18-19? It loos like you're doing mathematics, right? Yes, it's a bit like that.

17 = 10+7; So, in French 17 is written dix-sept.

18=10+8 > dix-huit

and same for 19.

 

Numbers from 21 to 30

21   Vingt et un

22   Vingt-deux

23   Vingt-trois

24   Vingt-quatre

25   Vingt-cinq

26   Vingt-six

27   Vingt-sept

28   Vingt-huit

29   Vingt-neuf

30   Trente

Here, the pattern is becoming more precise and regular except for 21.

  • 21 = 20 and 1 and that makes vingt et un.

  • 22 = 20+2,  so vingt-deux

  • and so on until 29

Notice that there is a hyphen to connect both numbers.

Numbers from 31 to 40

31    Trente et un

32   Trente-deux

33   Trente-trois

34   Trente-quatre

35   Trente-cinq

36   Trente-six

37   Trente-sept

38   Trente-huit

39   Trente-neuf

40  Quarante

Same pattern as previously. 31 = 30 and 1 > trente et un. The rest follows the pattern of 32 = 30+2 which makes trente-deux. This pattern applies until 69.

Numbers from 41  to 50

41   Quarante et un

42  Quarante-deux

43  Quarante-trois

44  Quarante-quatre

45  Quarante-cinq

46  Quarante-six

47  Quarante-sept

48  Quarante-huit

49  Quarante-neuf

50  Cinquante

Numbers from 51  to 60

51   Cinquante et un

52  Cinquante-deux

53  Cinquante-trois

54  Cinquante-quatre

55  Cinquante-cinq

56  Cinquante-six

57  Cinquante-sept

58  Cinquante-huit

59  Cinquante-neuf

60  Soixante

Numbers from  61  to 70

61   Soixante et un

62  Soixante-deux

63  Soixante-trois

64  Soixante-quatre

65  Soixante-cinq

66  Soixante-six

67  Soixante-sept

68  Soixante-huit

69  Soixante-neuf

70  Soixante-dix

Numbers from  71  to 80

71 Soixante-onze

72 Soixante-douze

73 Soixante-treize

74 Soixante-quatorze

75 Soixante-quinze

76 Soixante-seize

77 Soixante-dix-sept

78 Soixante-dix-huit

79 Soixante-dix-neuf

80 Quatre-vingts

From 70, there is a change of pattern.

70 is consider to be 60+10,

71 = 60+11,

72 = 60+2,

and so on until 79.

Numbers are separated by hyphens.

To express 80 in French, it's like if you were doing a multiplication. 80=4*20 so that is written as Quatre-vingts.

Numbers from  81  to 90

81 Quatre-vingt-un

82 Quatre-vingt-deux

83 Quatre-vingt-trois

84 Quatre-vingt-quatre

85 Quatre-vingt-cinq

86 Quatre-vingt-six

87 Quatre-vingt-sept

88 Quatre-vingt-huit

89 Quatre-vingt-neuf

90 Quatre-vingt-dix

You'll notice that 81 is decomposed in 4*20+1,

82 = 4*20+1,

83 = 4*20+3,

and so on.

⛔Pay attention to the fact that there is no "S" at vingt like it is in 80 (quatre-vingts).

Fo 81, we use a hyphen an not "et" as it is in the numbers 31, 41, 51 and  61.

Numbers from  91  to 100

91 Quatre-vingt-onze

92 Quatre-vingt-douze

93 Quatre-vingt-treize

94 Quatre-vingt-quatorze

95 Quatre-vingt-quinze

96 Quatre-vingt-seize

97 Quatre-vingt-dix-sept

98 Quatre-vingt-dix-huit

99 Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf

100 Cent

From 90, the pattern changes again.

This time,  90 = 80+10,

91 = 80+11,

92 = 80+12,

and so on until 99.

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