French Numbers

Welcome to the sixth French lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in French to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
French
one
un Audio
first
premier Audio
two
deux Audio
second
deuxième Audio
three
trois Audio
third
troisième Audio
four
quatre Audio
fourth
quatrième Audio
five
cinq Audio
fifth
cinquième Audio
six
six Audio
sixth
sixième Audio
seven
sept Audio
seventh
septième Audio
eight
huit Audio
eighth
huitième Audio
nine
neuf Audio
ninth
neuvième Audio
ten
dix Audio
tenth
dixième Audio
eleven
onze Audio
eleventh
onzième Audio
twelve
douze Audio
twelfth
douzième Audio
thirteen
treize Audio
thirteenth
treizième Audio
fourteen
quatorze Audio
once
une fois Audio
fifteen
quinze Audio
twice
deux fois Audio
sixteen
seize Audio
Monday
lundi Audio
seventeen
dix-sept Audio
Tuesday
mardi Audio
eighteen
dix-huit Audio
Wednesday
mercredi Audio
nineteen
dix-neuf Audio
Thursday
jeudi Audio
twenty
vingt Audio
Friday
vendredi Audio
seventy one
soixante et onze Audio
Saturday
samedi Audio
one hundred
cent Audio
Sunday
dimanche Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

French cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is French. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
French
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
j'ai trois chiens Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
ma fille a deux chats Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
elle parle sept langues Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
mon frère a un fils Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
ceci est ma deuxième leçon Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
avez-vous lu le troisième livre ? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
vache
goat
goat Audio
chèvre
donkey
donkey Audio
âne
horse
horse Audio
cheval
dog
dog Audio
chien
cat
cat Audio
chat
mouse
mouse Audio
souris
bird
bird Audio
oiseau

Conversation in French

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
French
Where are you from?
d'où venez-vous ? Audio
I'm from the U.S
je viens des états-unis Audio
I'm American
je suis américain Audio
Where do you live?
où habitez-vous ? Audio
I live in the U.S
je vis aux états-unis Audio
What do you do for a living?
que faites-vous dans la vie ? Audio
I'm a student
je suis étudiant Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in French? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

French Gender   French Gender

French Phrases   French Phrases



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