Frequent question: How do French people say 80?

How does French say 80?

80 is quatre-vingts (four times twenty)

Why doesn’t the French have a word for 80?

Switzerland uses ‘septante’ for 70, ‘octante’ or ‘huitante’ for 80 and ‘nonante’ for 90. In some parts of Belgium, some of these are used too. So why didn’t the French think of this? … Many believe it ended up in French due to the influence of the Celts in France, whose languages use the base 20 system.

How do we say the number 79 in French?

The number 90 is quatre-vingt-dix.

Numbers in French: 70-100.

Number In French Mathematical Equation
76 soixante-seize 60 + 16
77 soixante-dix-sept 60 + 17
78 soixante-dix-huit 60 + 18
79 soixante-dix-neuf 60 + 19

How do French say numbers?

French numbers list

  1. 1 – un.
  2. 2 – deux.
  3. 3 – trois.
  4. 4 – quatre.
  5. 5 – cinq.
  6. 6 – six.
  7. 7 – sept.
  8. 8 – huit.

How do you spell 80?

80 in words is written as Eighty.

Why do French only count to 60?

The reintroduction of a vigesimal system of counting by increments of 20 (e.g. soixante-dix “70” lit. “sixty-ten”; quatre-vingts “80” lit. “four-twenties”; quatre-vingt-dix “90” lit. “four-twenty-ten”) is due to North Germanic influence, first appearing in Normandy, in northern France.

Where do they say Huitante?

Huitante is used in some parts of the Jura and Switzerland, octante, even otante, are also used locally (dialects).

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