# Do you hyphenate numbers in French?

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Note that French accepts both hyphens and no hyphens in numbers, so some people would write “vingt et un” for 21. To be consistent, I’m following the Rectifications orthographiques du français en 1990, which recommends putting a hyphen between each digit of a number.

## What is the rule for numbers in French?

Numbers are invariable in French, i.e. numbers are always spelt in the same way. Thus, 2 will always be written deux, 40 quarante etc. J’ai rangé les quatre livres que je viens d’acheter dans ma bibliothèque. (I put the four books I’ve just bought in my bookcase.)

## Where do you put dashes in French numbers?

The French numbers 20 through 59 are formed just like their English equivalents: the tens word (vingt, trente, quarante, cinquante) is joined by a hyphen to the ones word (un, deux, trois, etc). There is one difference: for 21, 31, 41, and 51, the word et (and) is required between the tens word and un, without hyphens.

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## How do you spell the numbers in French?

French Numbers 1 to 100

1. 0 — zero.
2. 1 — un.
3. 2 — deux.
4. 3 — trois.
5. 4 — quatre.
6. 5 — cinq.
7. 6 — six.
8. 7 — sept.

## How do you use a hyphen in French?

How to Use Hyphens and Dashes in French.

II. Tiret — M-dash.

A. Éléments d’une liste : — deux bananes — une pomme — un kilo de fraises
B. Incise : Emphasize a comment (aside, interjection, etc) Quand j’étais à la banque — quelle horreur ! — je l’ai vu. Paul — mon meilleur ami — va arriver demain.

## How do you count to 12 in French?

You probably noticed that the numbers 17, 18, and 19 are simple math problems: 17 = 10 + 7, dix-sept. 18 = 10 + 8, dix-huit. 19 = 10 + 9, dix-neuf.

Numbers in French: 1-20.

Number In French Pronunciation
10 dix dees
11 onze onz
12 douze dooz
13 treize trez

## How do you memorize French numbers?

All you need to remember is the word for twenty (vingt), and then just add a smaller number on the end. The only thing to pay attention to is the number 21 (vingt et un) in which the “one” is attached like “twenty and one” as opposed to 22 (vingt-deux), 23 (vingt-trois) and so forth.

## How do spell 6 in French?

Numbers 1-10 in French

1. un.
2. deux.
3. trois.
4. quatre.
5. cinq.
6. six.
7. sept.
8. huit.

## What does the dash mean in French?

1. (= punctuation) tiret m. 2. (= small quantity) [of lemon juice, milk] goutte f ⧫ larme f. a dash of cream un peu de crème.

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## How do you say the numbers 1 to 10 in French?

Zéro, un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix. Très bien! (Very good!)

## What is an apostrophe in French?

The apostrophe in French is used to replace a final vowel which is not pronounced because the next word also start with a vowel or silent “h”. In written French, elision takes place only with the following words : ce, je, ne, me, te, se, le, la, de, que, and si (only with “il” and “ils”). …

## How do you use punctuations and symbols in French?

“The Names for French Punctuation Marks and Symbols.” ThoughtCo.

Common French Punctuation Marks and Symbols.

. un point period, full stop, dot
: les deux points, un deux-points colon
; un point-virgule semicolon
une apostrophe apostrophe
! un point d’exclamation exclamation point

## What are the punctuation marks in French?

The major French punctuation marks are easily recognizable: there’s le point (period), la virgule (comma), les deux-points (colon), le point-virgule (semicolon), le point d’exclamation (exclamation point), and le point d’interrogation (question mark).