Ordinal Numbers

French Ordinal Numbers

In this lesson you will learn how to say the ordinal numbers in French (les nombres ordinaux). Ordinal numbers are counting words such as first, second, third, etc. In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to say first through tenth. Note, if you’re not familiar with French numbers (les chiffres) you can review them here. You can click on any of the French words and listen to the audio. Please make sure the page is finished loading for the audio to work. Finally, note the writing system is a bit different in French. For example, while you write, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc., in English – In French you’d write 1er1/re for premier/première and 2e, 3e, 4e, etc. until tenth (10e).

premier (used to refer to a masculine noun)

première (used to refer to a feminine noun)
First

deuxième
Second

troisième
Third

quatrième
Fourth

cinquième
Fifth

sixième
Sixth

septième
Seventh

huitième
Eighth

neuvième
Ninth

dixième
Tenth

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