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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in French. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, Contact us from the page French Classes.


Knowing how to count in French is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as “1, 2, 3 …”. Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as “1st, 2nd, 3rd …”.

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in French

Numbers French Audio
One un
First premier
Two deux
Second deuxième
Three trois
Third troisième
Four quatre
Fourth quatrième
Five cinq
Fifth cinquième
Six six
Sixth sixième
Seven sept
Seventh septième
Eight huit
Eighth huitième
Nine neuf
Ninth neuvième
Ten dix
Tenth dixième
Eleven onze
Eleventh onzième
Twelve douze
Twelfth douzième
Thirteen treize
Thirteenth treizième
Fourteen quatorze
Fourteenth quatorzième
Fifteen quinze
Fifteenth quinzième
Sixteen seize
Sixteenth seizième
Seventeen dix-sept
Seventeenth Dix-septième
Eighteen dix-huit
Eighteenth Dix-huitième
Nineteen dix-neuf
Nineteenth Dix-neuvième
Twenty vingt
Twentieth Vingtième
Thirty three (31) trente-trois
One hundred (100) Cent
Three hundred and sixty (360) Trois cent soixante
One thousand (1000) Mille
Two thousand and fourteen (2014) Deux mille quatorze
One million Un million
Once une fois
Twice deux fois

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

French Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers French Audio
I’m 30 years old J’ai trente ans
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother J’ai deux soeurs et un frère
English is my first language L’anglais est ma langue maternelle
Her second language is Spanish L’espagnol est sa deuxième langue


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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in French

School French Audio
Answer La réponse
Book Le livre
Books Les livres
Chair La chaise
Desk Le bureau
Dictionary Le dictionnaire
Laptop L’ordinateur portable
Library La bibliothèque
Notebook (paper notebook) Le cahier
Page La page
Paper Le papier
Pen Le stylo
Pencil Le crayon
Question La question
School l’école
Student L’étudiant
Teacher Le professeur
University l’université


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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in French

English French Audio
I have a question j’ai une question
To listen écouter
To read lire
To speak parler
To think penser
To understand comprendre
To write écrire
What’s the name of that book? Il s’appelle comment, ce livre-là?
What do you do for a living? Qu’est-ce que vous faîtes dans la vie?
I’m a (teacher / artist / engineer) Je suis (professeur / artiste / ingénieur)
Oh! That’s good! Ah! C’est bien!
Can I practice with you? Est-ce que je peux pratiquer avec vous?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in French about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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