https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jgedrim

A bit of fun for french learners

I was in France earlier this year and was quite amused by the number system.

Then I found this link today which puts it all into perspective.

http://blogs.transparent.com/language-news/2016/08/29/danish-numbers-out-frenching-the-french/

September 5, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosenoiree

Well, I think that considering such numbers as math formulas is a wrong tactic. Instead of thinking that seventy in French is sixty plus ten, just think that seventy is "swasondiz", not a formula but just a word for seventy, just like chien is a word for a dog :) Same with eighty - it's no four times twenty, it's just "quatrvan" :P

September 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_-ShyGirl-_

lol! that's really funny <3

September 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaiaAnneNelsen

That is insane... There isn't another word for it!

September 5, 2016
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