French numbers

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.    

French number pronunciation guide

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;

  • at the end of a sentence
  • or in front of a vowel

How to pronounce French numbers

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.

  • Zéro - 0
  • Un - 1
  • Deux - 2
  • Trois - 3
  • Quatre - 4
  • Cinq - 5
  • Six - 6
  • Sept - 7
  • Huit - 8
  • Neuf - 9

Let's get started...

Talking about French numbers 0 to 100

French Numbers 0-40

Zéro

0

Un

1

Deux

2

Trois

3

Quatre

4

Cinq

5

Six

6

Sept

7

Huit

8

Neuf

9

Dix

10

Onze

11

Douze

12

Treize

13

Quatorze

14

Quinze

15

Seize

16

Dix-sept

17

Dix-huit

18

Dix-neuf

19

Vingt

20

Vingt et un

21

Vingt-deux

22

Vingt-trois

23

Vingt-quatre

24

Vingt-cinq

25

Vingt-six

26

Vingt-sept

27

Vingt-huit

28

Vingt-neuf

29

Trente

30

Trente et un

31

Trente-deux

32

Trente-trois

33

Trente-quatre

34

Trente-cinq

35

Trente-six

36

Trente-sept

37

Trente-huit

38

Trente-neuf

39

Quarante

40

Quatres boules

four balls

Numbers 41-100

A note about Belgium and Switzerland

In Switzerland the French pronunciation of the numbers for 70, 80 and 90 differ;
  • 70 = septante
  • 80 = huitante
  • 90 = nonante
In Belgium the French pronunciation of the numbers 70 and 90 differ;
  • 70 = septante
  • 90 = nonante

Quarante et un

41

Cinquante

50

Cinquante et un

51

Soixante

60

Soixante et un

61

Soixante-dix ou Septante

70

Soixante et onze ou Septante et un

71

Quatre-vingts ou Huitante

80

Quatre-vingt-un ou Huitante et un

81

Quatre-vingt-dix ou Nonante

90

Quatre-vingt-onze ou Nonante et un

91

Cent

100

Why not put this lesson on French numbers to use and check out this free French lesson on shopping in French, or perhaps clothing in French?

À bientôt !
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team


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