# How do I count to 100 in French? ?

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• Anonymous

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, .... up to 100.

Mon Dieu . . . on y va (Let's go!)

Les nombres en français

0 zéro

1 un

2 deux

3 trois

4 quatre

5 cinq

6 six

7 sept

8 huit

9 neuf

10 dix

11 onze

12 douze

13 treize

14 quatorze

15 quinze

16 seize

17 dix-sept

18 dix-huit

19 dix-neuf

20 vingt

Now, with every X1 starting with 21 to 91, it must always be

XXXXX - et (and) - un, therefore

21 vingt-et-un

The rest can just be added like the regular number, like in English, for this example,

twenty-two twenty= vingt two - deux

. . . so vingt-deux

22 vingt-deux

23 vingt-trois

30 trente

31 trente et un

32 trente-deux

40 quarante

41 quarante et un

50 cinquante

60+

My old French teacher told me, though it was a lie, that the Vikings taught the French how to count. But it is a good story so I'll tell you

The Vikings in Normandy could only count to 60, then they would then only count to 20.

Remember our rule from above?

60 - soixante

61 - soixante et un

62 - soixante-deux

OK, now once you hit 69, you have to take 60 (soixante) and add 10(dix) so . . .

70 soixante-dix

71 soixante et onze

72 soixante-douze

73 soixante-treize

74 soixante-quatorze

So it;s really 60 11, 60 12, 60 13 etc.

Ok now we get to 80. Almost there

79 is 60 + 19 = soixante-dix-neuf! Great! but now . . .

4x20 = 80

quatre vingts, so like 4 20s. It;s liekw hen we say I've got four quarters, when we could have just said a dollar.

Ok so, same mentality like the 60s.

80 quatre-vingts

81 quatre-vingt-un

82 quatre-vingt-deux

So form it lie this way 4 x 20 + 1 = 81, 4 x 20 + 2 = 82

OK, remember how we continued counting past 10 from 60 into 70. Same thing goes with 90

So keep going 4 x 20 + 10 = 90 quatre- vingt- dix

90 quatre-vingt-dix

91 quatre-vingt-onze (4 x 20 + 11 = 91)

92 quatre - vingt - douze ( 4 x 20 + 12 = 92)

99? quatre-vingt-dix-neuf . . . so (drum roll)

100 cent

Check out the source so you can practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening to the numbers.

Remember, Canadian French have changed the numbers between 60 - 90, but it is best to learn the standard first,

Bon Chance!

• Joe M
Lv 7

Here is a page that counts to 100 and beyond