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Immersion – 14
Cardinal Numbers 1-20

    Number         French          Pronunciation     
1 un uhN
2 deux duh
3 trois trwah
4 quatre kah-truh
5 cinq sank
6 six sees
7 sept seht
8 huit weet
9 neuf nuhf
10 dix dees
11 onze ohNz
12 douze doohz
13 treize trehz
14 quatorze kah-tohrz
15 quinze kaNz
16 seize sehZ
17 dix-sept dee-seht
18 dix-huit deez-weet
19 dix-neuf deez-nuhf
20 vingt vaN

Changes in pronouncing the numbers when followed by some special nouns

I. When the numbers ending in ‘-s’ or ‘-x’ are followed by a vowel, the final ‘s’ and ‘x’ make a ‘z’ sound.


1. deux enfants (duhz-ahN-fahN) = two children
2. trois enfants (trwahz-ahN-fahN) = three children

II. When the numbers ending in '-f ’ are followed by a vowel, the final ‘f’ makes a ‘v’ sound.


1. neuf artistes (nuhv-arh-teest) = nine artists
2. dix neuf artistes (dees nuhv-arh-teest) = nineteen artists

III. When the numbers, six, huit, dix are followed by a consonant, the final consonants of these numbers are not pronounced.


1. six livres (see lee-vruh) = six books
2. huit personnes (wee pehr-sohhn) = eight persons
3. dix films (dee feelm) = ten films

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