French Numbers

If you're trying to learn French Numbers you will find some useful resources including a course about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your French grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn French. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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French Numbers

Learning the French Numbers is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the French language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity.

Grammar Tips:

In French numbers from 1 to 20 are unique (as well as 30, 40, etc.) and therefore need to be memorized individually. Numbers from 21 and upwards are formed by using the following pattern: for example 21 can be formed by using 20 + 1 while connecting them. 22 = vingt-deux. 45 can be formed by using 40 + 5 while connecting them: 45 = Quarante cinq


Here are some examples:

English NumbersFrench Numbers
numbersnuméros
oneun
twodeux
threetrois
fourquatre
fivecinq
sixsix
sevensept
eighthuit
nineneuf
tendix
elevenonze
twelvedouze
thirteentreize
fourteenquatorze
fifteenquinze
sixteenseize
seventeendix-sept
eighteendix-huit
nineteendix-neuf
twentyvingt
hundredcent
one thousandmille
millionmillion

Notice the structure of the Numbers in French.

List of Ordinal Numbers in French

French Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in French. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your French vocabulary.

English NumbersFrench Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstpremière
seconddeuxième
thirdtroisième
fourthquatrième
fifthcinquième
sixthsixième
seventhseptième
eighthhuitième
ninthneuvième
tenthdixième
eleventhonzième
twelfthdouzième
thirteenthtreizième
fourteenthquatorzième
fifteenthquinzième
sixteenthseizième
seventeenthdix-septième
eighteenthdix-huitième
nineteenthdix-neuvième
twentiethvingtième
onceune fois
twicedeux fois

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in French. Once you're done with French Numbers, you might want to check the rest of our French lessons here: Learn French. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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