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We assume you have already learnt numbers up to 20 before taking this lesson.
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We will now go through counting up to 100.
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Most of it is very logic and simple, except the seventies and up, which follow a specific pattern.
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Do you remember how to say 20?
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vingt
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And here is 30:
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trente
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40
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Quarante
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50
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Cinquante.
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60
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Soixante.
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We'll leave the higher ones out for now.
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From 20 to 70, numbers are simply said like 'dozens-units'.
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For instance: 23 is:
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vingt-trois
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and 57:
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cinquante-sept
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The "dozen and one" numbers are slightly different for phonetics reasons, like 41:
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Quarante-et-un
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Notice the "et" between dozens and units.
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Can you guess how to say 61?
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soixante-et-un
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Now try to say 39
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trente-neuf
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how about 26?
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vingt-six
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Now let's add the seventies.
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In French, 70 is said as "sixty-ten":
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soixante-dix
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And from there, you keep counting, 71 is 'sixty-and-eleven':
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soixante-et-onze
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72 will be 'sixty-twelve':
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soixante-douze
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And so on up to 79. Can you guess 79?
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soixante-dix-neuf.
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80 is yet another logic. It's four times 20, or:
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quatre-vingt
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Numbers from 81 to 99 then follow a similar logic to the ones from 61 to 79.
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That is, 80-1, 80-2 up to 80-10 and then 80-11 to 80-19, which is 99.
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From those explanations, can you guess how to say 82?
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quatre-vingt-deux
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How would you say 90? (or 80-10 in french logic)
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quatre-vingt-dix
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And now 96? (remember it's said as 80-16)
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quatre-vingt-seize
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And to finish off, this is how you say 100:
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cent.
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As a side note, you may notice that people in Belgium and Switzerland use a slightly different counting system.
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We will cover these differences in a separate lesson.
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