Learn French Numbers 60 to 99 (with Audio Exercises)

And now here are the crazy French numbers… They are really ridiculous, but it’s essential that you don’t “build” them but learn them phonetically 99 = katreuvindizneuf. This is the only way you will master them.

Before you start this lesson, I strongly recommend you first listen to the first French number lessons of this series:

Soixante, Soixante-dix, Quatre-vingts et Quatre-vingt-dix… I’m so Sorry…

Sixty is easy enough: then the “crazy ones” start with Seventy…

Here again, work with the audio, repeat out loud BEFORE you read the numbers, so the letters don’t fool you into a wrong pronunciation!

Soixante

60 Soixante
61 Soixante-et-un/une
62 Soixante-deux
63 Soixante-trois
64 Soixante-quatre
65 Soixante-cinq
66 Soixante-six
67 Soixante-sept
68 Soixante-huit
69 Soixante-neuf

Soixante-dix

70 Soixante-dix
71 Soixante et onze
72 Soixante-douze
73 Soixante-treize
74 Soixante-quatorze
75 Soixante-quinze
76 Soixante-seize
77 Soixante-dix-sept
78 Soixante-dix-huit
79 Soixante-dix-neuf

Quatre-vingts

When we reach Eighty, it becomes ridiculous…

80 Quatre-vingts
81 Quatre-vingt-un
82 Quatre-vingt-deux
83 Quatre-vingt-trois
84 Quatre-vingt-quatre
85 Quatre-vingt-cinq
86 Quatre-vingt-six
87 Quatre-vingt-sept
88 Quatre-vingt-huit
89 Quatre-vingt-neuf

Quatre-vingt-dix

90 Quatre-vingt-dix
91 Quatre-vingt-onze
92 Quatre-vingt-douze
93 Quatre-vingt-treize
94 Quatre-vingt-quatorze
95 Quatre-vingt-quinze
96 Quatre-vingt-seize
97 Quatre-vingt-dix-sept
98 Quatre-vingt-dix-huit
99 Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf
100 Cent

Note that Quatre-vingts ends on a silent S, but not the following numbers (quatre-vingt-un).

Note also that Quatre-vingt-un and Quatre-vingt-onze don’t have an “et”. As if it was not difficult enough!!

Septante, Octante, Nonante… So Much Simpler French Numbers

Some French speaking regions (Switzerland, Belgium…) have found a solution for these pathetic numbers: they use “septante” (70) “octante” (or huitante) (80) and “nonante” (90) which, in my opinion, makes so much sense.

Unfortunately, we don’t use these numbers at all in France.

The Key To Mastering These French Numbers

Most French students “build” these weird numbers. For example, for 99 they think “quatre + vingt +  dix + neuf”. In other words “four twenty ten nine”.

This is a huge waste of time and energy. I guarantee you will never master larger French numbers if you think like that.

You need to learn with audio, stop thinking about the number and just memorize that “99” is “katrevindizneuf”

Learning the number itself, not putting it together is the key to understanding numbers fast.

Listen to the first lesson of this series for more tips on how to master French numbers.

French Numbers Exercises With Audio

To learn numbers efficiently, always learn them out of order. (Just like the French verbs)

Like the previous exercises, you have several ways of doing these exercises:

  1. ŸRepeat after me.
  2. Read the digit/number out loud BEFORE I say it – check your pronunciation with mine.
  3. ŸUse the audio as a dictation to write down the digit or number (write in digits when it’s fast. You may also want to train once or twice writing in letters and check your spelling with the slow recordings. Pause if needed)

 

French Numbers Exercise 1 – slow

71, 64, 66, 73, 77, 79, 62, 74, 65, 61, 67, 79, 67, 75, 66, 72, 63, 61, 74, 79, 62, 76, 72, 79, 64, 75, 71.

 

French Numbers Exercise 2 – slow

91, 84, 96, 83, 97, 99, 82, 94, 85, 91, 80, 89, 87, 90, 96, 92, 83, 81, 84, 99, 86, 92, 99, 84, 95, 81.

 

French Numbers Exercise 3 – Let’s mix them all up – slow

81, 94, 66, 73, 60, 97, 79, 72, 94, 85, 61, 77, 89, 90, 87, 65, 70, 92, 73, 91, 74, 79, 62, 90, 72, 80, 94.

 

French Numbers Exercise 4 – Let’s mix them all up – fast

87, 65, 96, 73, 90, 62, 76, 82, 72, 94, 85, 91, 69, 90, 87, 65, 76, 75, 81, 90, 83, 99, 66, 70, 93, 83, 77.

 

French Numbers Exercise 5 -Let’s mix them all up – faster

79, 90, 87, 70, 72, 94, 85, 61, 87, 99, 81, 94, 66, 99, 66, 70, 93, 83, 76, 73, 80, 77, 69, 91, 85, 61, 94.

 

French Numbers Exercise 6 – Let’s mix them all up – from the beginning

13, 73, 3, 0, 88, 20, 27, 30, 44, 97, 22, 17, 56, 39, 61, 21, 15, 13, 97, 18, 92, 16, 6, 90, 13, 17, 29, 65, 79.

 

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