Numbers

French Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in French. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in French is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in French

Numbers French Audio
Oneun
Firstpremier
Twodeux
Seconddeuxième
Threetrois
Thirdtroisième
Fourquatre
Fourthquatrième
Fivecinq
Fifthcinquième
Sixsix
Sixthsixième
Sevensept
Seventhseptième
Eighthuit
Eighthhuitième
Nineneuf
Ninthneuvième
Tendix
Tenthdixième
Elevenonze
Eleventhonzième
Twelvedouze
Twelfthdouzième
Thirteentreize
Thirteenthtreizième
Fourteenquatorze
Fourteenthquatorzième
Fifteenquinze
Fifteenthquinzième
Sixteenseize
Sixteenthseizième
Seventeendix-sept
SeventeenthDix-septième
Eighteendix-huit
EighteenthDix-huitième
Nineteendix-neuf
NineteenthDix-neuvième
Twentyvingt
TwentiethVingtième
Thirty three (31)trente-trois
One hundred (100)Cent
Three hundred and sixty (360)Trois cent soixante
One thousand (1000)Mille
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)Deux mille quatorze
One millionUn million
Onceune fois
Twicedeux fois

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

French Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers French Audio
I'm 30 years oldJ'ai trente ans
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherJ'ai deux soeurs et un frère
English is my first languageL'anglais est ma langue maternelle
Her second language is SpanishL'espagnol est sa deuxième langue

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in French

School French Audio
AnswerLa réponse
BookLe livre
BooksLes livres
ChairLa chaise
DeskLe bureau
DictionaryLe dictionnaire
LaptopL'ordinateur portable
LibraryLa bibliothèque
Notebook (paper notebook)Le cahier
PageLa page
PaperLe papier
PenLe stylo
PencilLe crayon
QuestionLa question
Schooll'école
StudentL'étudiant
TeacherLe professeur
Universityl'université

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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in French

English French Audio
I have a questionj'ai une question
To listenécouter
To readlire
To speakparler
To thinkpenser
To understandcomprendre
To writeécrire
What's the name of that book?Il s'appelle comment, ce livre-là?
What do you do for a living?Qu'est-ce que vous faîtes dans la vie?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Je suis (professeur / artiste / ingénieur)
Oh! That's good!Ah! C'est bien!
Can I practice with you?Est-ce que je peux pratiquer avec vous?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in French about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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