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Here's how to say the numbers thirty onwards.
trente - thirty
Now you can say any birthday date!
Mon anniversaire c’est le trente et un décembre. - My birthday is 31st December.
What about prices, or door numbers though? It helps to know some bigger numbers!
quarante - forty
cinquante - fifty
soixante - sixty
Numbers 31, 41, 51 and 61 follow the same pattern as 21. All other numbers that don't end in 0 follow the pattern of tens then units up until 69. For example:
trente-deux - thirty-two
cinquante-cinq - fifty-five
soixante-neuf - sixty-nine
French numbers after 69 are unusual - but not impossible!
soixante-dix - seventy (literally, 'sixty ten')
soixante et onze - seventy-one (literally, 'sixty eleven')
You continue counting on from here until you get to seventy-nine:
soixante-dix-neuf - seventy-nine
quatre-vingts - eighty (literally 'four twenties')
You then count on in the same way as before:
quatre-vingt-un - eighty-one
quatre-vingt-deux - eighty-two
All the way to:
quatre-vingt-dix-neuf - ninety-nine
cent - one hundred
Do you recognise cent from centimetre, centipede and century? That's because cent is a hundred in Latin.