How do you say the number 80 in French?

Why is there no French word for eighty?

There was a short period during the Middle Ages when the roman versions ‘septante’, ‘huitante’ and ‘nonante’ looked like they were going to stick but then tradition partially prevailed for the French and they managed to reclaim their ancient ways of saying eighty (quatre-vingt) to ninety-nine (quatre-vingt-dix-neuf).

What are the numbers 1 to 100 in French?

French Numbers 1-100: How to Count to 100 in French

1-10 11-20 91-100
1 un 11 onze 91 quatre-vingt-onze
2 deux 12 douze 92 quatre-vingt-douze
3 trois 13 treize 93 quatre-vingt-treize
4 quatre 14 quatorze 94 quatre-vingt-quatorze

How do you say 80 in English?

80 in words is written as Eighty.

How do Quebecois say 80?

80 is quatre-vingts (four times twenty) 90 is quatre-vingt-dix (four times twenty and ten)

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.

How do you count to 15 in French?

17 = 10 + 7, dix-sept. 18 = 10 + 8, dix-huit. 19 = 10 + 9, dix-neuf.

Numbers in French: 1-20.

Number In French Pronunciation
13 treize trez
14 quatorze kah-TOHR-z
15 quinze cans
16 seize sez
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