Learning numbers in French is actually just a question of memorisation.
If you can learn the first 16 numbers by heart, after that it’s just a case of adding up numbers or multiplying them.
It might sound a bit complicated at first but in reality, it’s not.
Use the audio below to help you imitate the pronunciation.
Numbers 1 – 60
Numbers 60 – 100
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1. Generally in French you do not pronounce the last letter of a word if it is a consonant, but for the following numbers you should – un, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf and dix.
However when six, huit or dix are followed by another word starting with a consonant, you don’t pronounce the last consonant!
When the last consonant of the number IS pronounced:
- Huit – pronounced wheat because its not followed by any word
- Huit années – pronounced whea tannay. The t is pronounced because of the “liaison”
When the last consonant of the number is NOT pronounced:
- Huit mois – pronounced whea mwa because it is followed by a word starting with a consonant
2. Six and dix, when not followed by any other word, are pronounced seese and deese. The “s” is pronounced like the “s” in “snake”, not like a Z.
But when followed by a word starting with a vowel, the “s” is pronounced like “z”
- Dix années – pronounced deezanay
- Six amis – pronounced seezamee