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Numbers in French

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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Notes

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”

Examples:

  • Dix années – pronounced deezanay
  • Six amis – pronounced seezamee

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