French Level 1|
Count with me:
Now, here is the sneak preview: Suppose you want to continue counting to 101! You would say cent un, or cent une if you are counting something feminine. How then would you say 102? 103? 104? and so on...? Try to do it BEFORE you listen to me.
Now, if you really want to peek ahead, and test your skill, try saying all of the following numbers before me:
Notice that with all quantities of hundreds above the number100, the word "hundred" or "cent" ends with the letter "s". We have seen in previous leçons that the letter "s" is placed at the end of words to show that there is more than one of whatever is being discussed. The same happens en français with "hundreds" because you have more than just "one" hundred. Make sense? If not, well, you know how it goes: Whether it does make sense to you or not, the best way to learn a concept is to memorize it!
One nice thing about all this "hundreds stuff": Since there isn't a vowel after the "s" in "cents", it sounds exactly the same as "cent". I hope that helps you feel better about things.
We shall now move on to the next leçon in this Unité!
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