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 French 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 Audio
goat Audio
donkey Audio
horse Audio
dog Audio
cat Audio
mouse Audio
bird Audio

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.

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