# 5.3 Les Nombres 100-30 000

Numbers from 100-999 simply combine the different numbers you have already learned.

For example:

532 = cinq-cent-trente-deux

397 = trois-cent-quatre-vingt-dix-sept

# Vocabulary

Use the table below to review the vocabulary words related to numbers. Listen to the French pronunciations using the following audio recording.

NUMBER FRENCH SPELLING
100 cent
102 cent-deux
103 cent-trois
200 deux-cents
300 trois-cents
400 quatre-cents
500 cinq-cents
600 six-cents
700 sept-cents
800 huit-cents
900 neuf-cents
1 000 mille
2 000 deux-mille
3 000 trois-mille
10 000 dix-mille
30 000 trente-mille

Important notes

• The Académie française’s 1990 French spelling reforms (rectifications orthographiques) suggest that it is good practice to use a hyphen to separate each number element, including “et-un”. For example, 2 422 is written as deux-mille-quatre-cent-vingt-deux.
• When writing out numbers higher than 999, a space separates three-digit groups of numbers. For example: 1 250.
• When vingt or cent are followed by a number, the s is dropped.

## Exercice 4: Nombres 100-30 000

Write the numbers that correspond to the following words.

1. mille-soixante-trois
2. neuf-cent-quatre-vingt-six
3. trois-mille-quatre-vingt-quinze
4. quatre-cent-soixante-dix-neuf
5. soixante et onze
6. quatre-vingt-quatre
7. sept-cent-soixante-deux
8. soixante-douze
9. mille-huit-cent-douze
10. soixante-sept

## Exercice 5: Nombres en lettres 100-30 000

Write out the following numbers in words.

• 1.998
• 561
• 1.083
• 75
• 10.569
• 9.289
• 04
• 664
• 173