- 1 What is the French word for numbers?
- 2 How do you say the numbers 1 to 10 in French?
- 3 Why is French numbers weird?
- 4 Why is Sacre Bleu a swear word?
- 5 How do you read French numbers?
- 6 How do you count to 5 in French?
- 7 How do you say 1 million in French?
- 8 How do you say Z in French?
- 9 How do the French use the 24 hour clock?
What is the French word for numbers?
This is the foundation for all other numbers: un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize, quatorze, quinze.
How do you say the numbers 1 to 10 in French?
Let’s Count to 10 in French
- un (uh)
- deux (duh)
- trois (twah)
- quatre (kat-ruh)
- cinq (sank)
- six (sees)
- sept (set)
- huit (weet)
Why is French numbers weird?
In French too, we see this, up until the seventies when, as we’ve said, things go weird. Then in comes the “ vigesimal system” which used the base 20, hence quatre-vingt-quatre (84). Many believe it ended up in French due to the influence of the Celts in France, whose languages use the base 20 system.
Why is Sacre Bleu a swear word?
Sacrebleu or sacre bleu is a French profanity used as a cry of surprise or happiness. It is a minced oath form of the profane sacré dieu, “holy God”. The holy God exclamation being profane is related to the second commandment: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
How do you read French numbers?
Here are some examples:
- 100 – cent.
- 101 – cent-un.
- 102- cent-deux.
- 110 – cent-dix.
- 150 – cent-cinquante.
- 155 – cent-cinquante-cinq.
- 189 – cent-quatre-vingt-neuf.
- 200 – deux-cents.
How do you count to 5 in French?
Two is deux (deuh). Three is trois (twah). Four is quatre (katr). Five is cinq (sank). Pay close attention to six, which is spelled the same in French and English but pronounced very differently.
- Six is six (seese).
- Seven is sept (set).
- Eight is huit (wheet).
- Nine is neuf (nurf).
- Ten is dix (deese).
How do you say 1 million in French?
So while “one million” in English is 1,000,000, in French it’s 1.000. 000. Alternately, un million can also be written 1 000 000, where the periods are replaced by single spaces.
How do you say Z in French?
Practice You ‘Z’ in French
- bronzé (tan – adjective)
- treize (thirteen)
- un cache-nez (muffler)
- vous avez (you have)
- zapper (to channel-hop, to change radio stations)
- zizanie (ill-feeling)
- zéro (zero)
- zoo (zoo)
How do the French use the 24 hour clock?
In French, time is usually based on the 24-hour clock, like military time. Instead of 1 to 11 a.m., followed by 12 to 11 p.m., the clock continues counting up from 12, so that 1 p.m. is 13, 2 p.m. is 14, all the way up to 24.