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# Video:How to Count in French

with Milo De Prieto

Learn how to count in French so that you can expand on your French vocabulary and build your speaking skills. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to count in French.See Transcript

## Transcript:How to Count in French

Hello I'm Milo for About.com and today we are talking about counting in French.

### How to Count in French: 0-19

Let's start at the beginning:

• 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

### How to Count in French: 20-69

The numbers up to 69 are simple except the numbers ending in 1 where you add "and":

• 20 vingt
• 21 vingt et un
• 22 vingt-deux
• 30 trente
• 31 trente et un
• 32 trente-deux
• 40 quarante
• 41 quarante et un
• 42 quarante-deux

### How to Count in French: 70-79

At 70 you begin to reference the numbers as if you were adding from 60.  So 70 is actually 60 + 10, continuing upwards. Notice the “and” again for the ones:

• 70  soixante-dix
• 71  soixante et onze
• 72  soixante-douze
• 73  soixante-treize
• 74  soixante-quatorze
• 75  soixante-quinze
• 76  soixante-seize
• 77  soixante-dix-sept
• 78  soixante-dix-huit
• 79  soixante-dix-neuf

### How to Count in French: 80-99

Instead of 80 you say four twenties and continue on as before. This time there is no “and” at the ones.

• 80  quatre-vingts
• 81  quatre-vingt-un
• 82  quatre-vingt-deux
• 83  quatre-vingt-trois

At 90 you do what you did with 70:

• 90    quatre-vingt-dix
• 91    quatre-vingt-onze
• 92    quatre-vingt-douze
• 93    quatre-vingt-treize

### How to Count in French: 100-1000

The patterns repeat as you go up, and here are the hundreds:

• 100 cent
• 200 deux cents
• 300 trois cents
• 400 quatre cents
• 500 cinq cents
• 600 six cents
• 700 sept cents
• 800 huit cents
• 900 neuf cents
• 1000 mille

On our French GuideSite, try the random number generator to practice your numbers.  For more helpful and excellent information on speaking and learning French, check us out at About.com.

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