Numbers (Les Nombres)

Basic Numbers

  • Zero translates to “zéro” in French.
  • One translates to “un” (masc.) / “une” (fem.).
  • Two is “deux”, three is “trois”, four is “quatre”.
  • Five is “cinq”, six is “six”, seven is “sept”.
  • Eight is “huit”, nine is “neuf”, ten is “dix”.

Numbers 11 to 20

  • Eleven is “onze”, twelve is “douze”, thirteen is “treize”.
  • Fourteen is “quatorze”, fifteen is “quinze”, sixteen is “seize”.
  • For numbers 17-19, we combine “dix-(number from 7-9)” e.g seventeen is “dix-sept”.
  • Twenty is “vingt”.

Numbers 21 to 30

  • For 21, 31, 41 etc., the word “and” (et) is introduced e.g. twenty one is “vingt et un”.
  • For numbers 22-29, you say “vingt-(number from 2-9)” without using “et” e.g twenty two is “vingt-deux”.
  • Thirty is “trente”.


  • Forty is “quarante”, fifty is “cinquante”, sixty is “soixante”.
  • For 70-79, French use “soixante-(number from 10-19)” e.g seventy is “soixante-dix”.
  • Eighty is “quatre-vingts” and for 81-89, use “quatre-vingt-(number from 1-9)” e.g eighty one is “quatre-vingt-un”.
  • Ninety is “quatre-vingt-dix” and for 91-99, use “quatre-vingt-(number from 10-19)” e.g ninety one is “quatre-vingt-onze”.
  • One hundred is “cent”.

Remember to revise these regularly, and test yourself to ensure you can both recognise and pronounce these numbers correctly!