The following tables list audio tracks for the French numbers from 0 to 100. These lists illustrate the general patterns of the French numbering system, which will become easier to recognize as you repeat the numbers and hear them on the audio tracks.
There are a few interruptions to the patterns, which once memorized, will not be difficult to use. You will begin to see that once you have memorized the sequence between one and twenty, that everything after that repeats itself until of course, you come to the exceptions! Of particular note is the use of « et » (and) for 21, 31, 41, 51, 61 and 71 only.
The end consonants in cinq, six, huit, and dix are pronounced;
Resources for further reading:
Here are the first 10 French numbers to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more French numbers.
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vingt et un
trente et un
Quatres boules four balls
In Switzerland the French pronunciation of the numbers for 70, 80 and 90 differ;
In Belgium the French pronunciation of the numbers 70 and 90 differ;
quarante et un
cinquante et un
soixante et un
soixante-dix ou septante
soixante et onze ou septante et un
quatre-vingts ou huitante
quatre-vingt-un ou huitante et un
quatre-vingt-dix ou nonante
quatre-vingt-onze ou nonante et un
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