French Numbers from 1-100 with Audio. EASY Guide.

Are you learning to count numbers in French?

Want the whole rundown from 1 to 100? Then you’ll want this guide. Here, you learn the French numbers from 1 to 100. Plus, all the rules that help you understand how they work. And, there’s audio pronunciation.

So, here’s how you can use this French numbers guide:

  • Print it and keep it for yourself
  • Listen to the audio to hear the pronunciation
  • Read the numbers out loud (or repeat as you hear them)
  • Come back to this page and review often (no-one learns everything 100% on the first try)
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And away we go…

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A. French Numbers 1 to 10

Here are French numbers from 1 to 10.

Mastering them is a matter of practice and memorization. After you’re done reading through, if you want to hear the audio, press play on the player below the chart.

# English French
1 one une
2 two deux
3 three trois
4 four quatre
5 five cinq
6 six six
7 seven sept
8 eight huit
9 nine neuf
10 ten dix

Listen to 1-10 in French to hear the pronunciation.

B. French numbers 11-19

You’ll need to memorize 11 to 16. But, from  17 to 19, a bit of simple math is used. Seventeen is ten plus seven, or “dix-sept.” Eighteen is ten plus eight or “dix-huit.” Nineteen is ten plus nine or “dix-neuf.”

# English French
11 eleven onze
12 twelve douze
13 thirteen treize
14 fourteen quatorze
15 fifteen quinze
16 sixteen seize
17 seventeen dix-sept
18 eighteen dix-huit
19 nineteen dix-neuf

Listen to the audio pronunciation for numbers 11-19 below.

C. Numbers 20-29

First, you need to know “twenty” which is “vingt.” Then, for 21, you add a “et” (meaning “and) and add the “un.” Then, for 22 to 29, you follow the vingt + <insert number from part A>.

Pay attention to the 21 exception. You’ll see it repeat in the higher numbers as well.

# English French
20 twenty vingt
21 twenty-one vingt et un
22 twenty-two vingt-deux
23 twenty-three vingt trois
24 twenty-four vingt quatre
25 twenty-five vingt cinq
26 twenty-six vingt-six
27 twenty-seven vingt sept
28 twenty-eight vingt-huit
29 twenty-nine vingt-neuf

Recap:

  • 20 is vingt
  • For 22-29, use <vingt> + <number from 2-9>
  • 21 requires an “et” (and) before the “un”

Listen to the audio pronunciation for numbers 21-29 below.

D. Numbers 31-39

The French thirties follow the same format as the twenties. Remember the “et un.”

# English French
30 thirty trente
31 thirty-one trente et un
32 thirty-two trente deux
33 thirty-three trente-trois
34 thirty-four trente quatre
35 thirty-five trente cinq
36 thirty-six trente-six
37 thirty-seven trente sept
38 thirty-eight trente-huit
39 thirty-nine trente neuf

Recap:

  • 30 is trente
  • For 32-23, use <trente> + <number from 2-9>
  • 31 requires an “et” (and) before the “un”

Listen to the audio pronunciation for numbers 31-39 below.

E. Numbers 41-49

The forties follow the same pattern as the twenties and the thirties. Remember the “et un?” Of course you do.

# English French
40 forty quarante
41 forty-one quarante-et-un
42 forty-two quarante-deux
43 forty-three quarante trois
44 forty-four quarante-quatre
45 forty-five quarante cinq
46 forty-six quarante-six
47 forty-seven quarante-sept
48 forty-eight quarante huit
49 forty-nine quarante-neuf

Recap:

  • 40 is quarante
  • For 42-43, use <quarante> + <number from 2-9>
  • 41 requires an “et” (and) before the “un”

Listen to the audio pronunciation for numbers 31-39 below.

F. Numbers 51-59

50 is cinquante. At this point, you should be a pro at counting from 20 to 59. Again, same rules. Add “Et” to the 51 and the rest are the same.

# English French
50 fifty cinquante
51 fifty-one cinquante et un
52 fifty-two cinquante-deux
53 fifty-three cinquante trois
54 fifty-four cinquante quatre
55 fifty-five cinquante cinq
56 fifty-six cinquante six
57 fifty-seven cinquante sept
58 fifty-eight cinquante huit
59 fifty-nine cinquante neuf

Recap:

  • 50 is cinquante
  • For 42-43, use <cinquante> + <number from 2-9>
  • 51 requires an “et” (and) before the “un”

Listen to the audio pronunciation for French numbers below.

G. Numbers 61-69

60 is soixante.  Again, same rules. Add “Et” to the 61 and the rest are the same. You should be a French numbers pro now.

# English French
60 sixty soixante
61 sixty-one soixante-et-un
62 sixty-two soixante-deux
63 sixty-three soixante trois
64 sixty-four soixante-quatre
65 sixty-five soixante-cinq
66 sixty-six soixante six
67 sixty-seven soixante-sept
68 sixty-eight soixante-huit
69 sixty-nine soixante neuf

Recap:

  • 60 is soixante
  • For 42-43, use <soixante> + <number from 2-9>
  • 61 requires an “et” (and) before the “un”

Listen to the audio pronunciation for French numbers below.

H. Numbers 71-79

Alright, here we take a bit of a twist.

  • Seventy is French is “sixty + 10” or as you learned “soixante” and dix.”
  • For 71 to 76, you take the sixty (soixante) and use the numbers 11-16 (from part B), as if you’re adding them.
  • For  77 to 79, you’re back to the “sixty” “ten” and you’re adding in the numbers 7-9 (that you learned in part A).
# English French
70 seventy soixante-dix
71 seventy-one soixante-et-onze
72 seventy-two soixante-douze
73 seventy-three soixante-treize
74 seventy-four
soixante quatorze
75 seventy-five soixante-quinze
76 seventy-six soixante seize
77 seventy-seven soixante-dix sept
78 seventy-eight soixante dix huit
79 seventy-nine
soixante-dix-neuf

Listen to the audio pronunciation for French numbers below.

I. Numbers 81-89

Eighty also doesn’t have a word in French. Instead, they say “quatre” and “vingts.” You already learned these words; they mean “four” and “twenties.” So, in French, 80 is literally said as “four twenties.” Then, to say the number 81 to 89, you just add the numbers 1 to 9 (which you learned at the start)

  •  80 in French is 4 20s (quatre vingts)
  • For 81-89, you take “quatre vingt” and add any number from 1-9 (from “un” to “neuf”).
# English French
80 eighty quatre-vingts
81 eighty-one quatre vingt un
82 eighty-two
quatre-vingt deux
83 eighty-three quatre vingt trois
84 eighty-four
quatre-vingt-quatre
85 eighty-five quatre-vingt-cinq
86 eighty-six quatre-vingt six
87 eighty-seven quatre-vingt sept
88 eighty-eight quatre vingt huit
89 eighty-nine quatre-vingt-neuf

Listen to the audio pronunciation for French numbers below.

J. French Numbers 99-100

Next are the 90s. Again, we do mathematical gymnastics to say this in French. So, 90 in French is 4, 20, 10 — meaning four twenties (which is 80) plus 10 (which brings you to 90.)

  •  90 in French is 4 20s plus 10 (quatre vingt dix)
  • So, for 90 to 96, you take the “quatre vingt” (80) and use 11 to 16 (that you learned in Part B).
  • From 97 to 99, you’re back to  “quatre vingt dix” and add the numbers 7 to 9 ( that you learned in Part A.
  • And 100 is French is easy. Just “cent.”
# English French
90 ninety
quatre vingt dix
91 ninety-one
quatre vingt onze
92 ninety-two
quatre-vingt douze
93 ninety-three
quatre vingt treize
94 ninety-four
quatre-vingt-quatorze
95 ninety-five
quatre vingt quinze
96 ninety-six
quatre-vingt-seize
97 ninety-seven
quatre-vingt-dix-sept
98 ninety-eight
quatre-vingt-dix-huit
99 ninety-nine
quatre-vingt-dix-neuf
100 one hundred cent

Listen to the audio pronunciation for French numbers below.

Conclusion

Now you know your French numbers. Well, hopefully. Remember, noone learns everything on the first try — not even geniuses. All it is is practice. So, review, review, review, and say these numbers out loud.

– The Main Lingua Junkie