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Ordinal numbers in French

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As we know we have ordinal numbers in English here are ordinal numbers in French:

First : Première*

Second : Deuxième/seconde

Third : Troisième

Fourth : Quatrième

Fifth : Cinqième

Sixth : Sixième

Seventh : Septième

Eighth : Huitième

Ninth : Neuvième

Tenth : Dixième

  • The others are followed by the pattern : Number+ième or Number+ièm
8/26/2017, 5:29:07 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Merrowmic
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Just a minor correction: it is -ième ... and not "-iéme".

Also, the feminine form of "premier" is première.

8/26/2017, 6:27:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams
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Yes, I added a * to it to show that it is different from others.

8/27/2017, 2:16:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/relox84
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A few details:

The correct suffix is -ième, not -iéme, also -ièm doesn't exist.

"deuxième" has another form "second" which is used to refer to the last element of a list of two.

Fifth is "cinquième", not "cinqième"

8/26/2017, 6:28:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams
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Yes, I write so Fast that's why I have minor problems, and "ièm" exists for using muscline words :)

8/27/2017, 2:22:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/relox84
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That's not true, -ième is used for both masculine and feminine nouns:

le deuxième / la deuxième

8/27/2017, 3:42:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams
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Of course that is true, you're wrong. I'll show you, go to : https://blogs.transparent.com/french/french-ordinal-numbers-1st-100th/

Before commenting please study more, if not, that makes other learners make mistakes.

8/27/2017, 4:30:31 PM

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I'm sorry, but I am a native speaker, and I can assure you and anyone reading this that -ièm does not exist.

The link you gave shows that premier is the only ordinal number to have separate masculine and feminine forms, and all the others have a unique form. Perhaps you thought adding -e to premier generalised to all ordinal numbers, but this is not true.

8/27/2017, 5:26:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams
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You know I rejected your idea because I thought you are not a native speaker, there are a few people that sometimes make mistakes and I considered you like them. You should have told me at the first comment that you are French. Don't apologize, I have to. I'm sorry.I have another question, Is "seconde" fenimine or muscline? Is it used for both muscline and finimine nouns like the rest?

8/29/2017, 12:33:05 PM

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    BTW there are two "second"s : Second (pronounced "Segon") and Deuxième (pronounced Deuzièm).

    The word "second" is used if there are not a third, fourth, fifth... and "deuxième" is used if there is a third fourt fifth.

    http://www.academie-francaise.fr/second-deuxieme

    8/26/2017, 7:18:58 PM

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    Didn't know that, thanks!

    8/26/2017, 11:20:15 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/EliasPitts

    Thanks for your useful post!

    8/26/2017, 6:12:28 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams
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    You're welcome :)

    8/26/2017, 6:16:14 PM
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