French Numbers 1-100 Posted by Transparent Language on Sep 15, 2009 in Vocabulary
This is a post for all of you who are just beginning French. We’ve included both written pronunciations as well as a video with spoken pronunciation. For even more numbers, check out “French Numbers: Learn How to Count from 1 to 1000”
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|21||vingt et un||[vant-ay-uh]|
|31||Trente et un||[tront ay-uh]|
|41||quarante et un||[karont-ay-uh]|
|51||cinquante et un||[sank-ont-ay-uh]|
|61||soixante et un||[swa-sont-ay-un]|
And here’s the audio pronuciation:
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When giving a telephone number, for example, the French usually do so in two’s. In other words, a French phone number would be written like this: 184.108.40.206 and they would say it like this: onze … cinquante-cinq…soixante-trois…quatre-vingt-douze.
When talking about money, the French would usually say soixante douze euros et vingt centimes (72,20€). Yes, that’s right, they use commas instead of decimal points between the whole euros and the cents.
And remember, the final consonants in cinq, six, huit, and dix are pronounced at the end of a sentence or in front of a vowel. But, they are silent when followed by another word that begins with a consonant.
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i know the song it goes like this un deux trois
quatre cinq six
sept huit neuf
dix and dix dix and dix
six is the same in english
@samira Yes but it’s pronounced sees
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@Sean Rasmussen Can you make the video slower I didn’t understand anything
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the pronounciations listed in the chart are slightly off.
@someone Actually, all the pronunciations are correct. However, not all pronunciations can be sounded out in English writting, so you have to know the French accent. For example, the pronunciation for 100/cent is written son, but you wouldn’t say it like our English word son (In the French language the suffixes such as -on and -an are pronounced with a silent n and a nasal accent). With a French accent SON would sound like a very nasal SO.
Yes the french spelling is correct however the pronunciation given is not exactly the same.
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I am learning French right now and I believe the number 71 is “soixant et onze” not “soixant-et-onze” because the “et” replaces the “-” Correct me if I’m wrong?
@Natalie no , et replaces and. it is used only with one. my tuition teacher told me.
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Response to Natalie:
Yes you are right Natalie… but such things are often overlooked because this is just for beginners to get a sense of the language
Je m’appelle Kathleen:
@Response to Natalie The error pointed out in the usage of hyphens in the number seventy-one is elemental and therefore extremely important. A solid and correctly built foundation is necessary and key in any language acquisition. Please fix the mistake if possible because it certainly DOES matter especially because the table IS for beginners. It matters just as much as if the number six(6) was misspelled “sex”……
As a beginner, I would, in fact, like a “correct sense” of the language.
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I just noted one error: 71 is without hyphens. It should be “soixante et onze”, as in fact are all similar previous numbers (21,31,…,61).
I mean that 71 should be without hyphens. 81 and 91 are correctly with hyphens in the tables since they don’t have “et” in them.
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This is nice because my students and I would like to practice saying the numbers when they are pronounced by a French speaker. However, a little bit of space between each number so we can repeat would be very nice.Just a suggestion. Merci!
21 vingt et un [van-tay-uh]
71 soixante et onze
81 quatre-vingt-un [kat-ra-van-uh]
janedulie you are correct it is soixant et onze not soixant-et-onze
I’m pretty sure that 71 is “soixante-onze,” because that’s what it says in my French book… but, at the same time, I don’t think so. a little confusion, but other than that, its perfect!!!!!
The phonetic transcription needs serious editing. There is NO “r” sound in “neuf.” It is closer to “enough” than a “nerf” ball. 60 “soixante” is way off. Any French teacher should be horrified by this.
And 3 tRois is not “twa”! There is an R in that number that must be pronounced other wise you are saying “toi” = you.
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Why is 80 quatre-vingts when quatre is 4 and vingt is 20? And 90 is quatre-vingt dix, when quatre is 4, vingt is 20 and Dix is 10, making it something add 30, which should be 60, soixante!!!
@Mike quatre which is 4 and vingt is 20 so 4 X 20 = 80. that is quatre-vingts
so dix is 10 then it would be 4X20+10=90 which is quatre-vingt dix
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Don’t forget that the number one can be ‘un’ (male) or ‘une’ (female).
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