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French Level 1
    Unit 5: Leçon 3
    Les Nombres
    (Troisième Parties)
    Yes! You knew that you were going to have to learn more numbers sooner or later. It is now time to learn numbers from 70-89. Let's start with 70. It is soixante-dix which in English means, "sixty-ten". I am sure that this seems very strange to you, but not to me, nor any other French person. Very soon it will begin to seem normal to you as well.

    Count with me:

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

    Let's move on! The number 80 is quatre-vingt or "four-twenties" en anglais (in English). See if you can determine what the words will be and how they will sound BEFORE you hear me say them!

    We will now count from 80-89, en français! Commençons!:

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

One little bit of information that I must share with you. There are some French speaking areas of the world, Switzerland, par exemple where the numbers 70 and 80 are "septante" and "huitante". I strongly encourage you not use THOSE words because you will be looked down upon by people who speak correct French. You may even be teased a bit! Remember: Never use them because they are VERY POOR FRENCH!!

We shall now move on to the last leçon in this unit!

Introduction / Leçon 1a / Leçon 1b / Leçon 2 / Leçon 3 / Leçon 4