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Kwiziq community member
19 April 2018
Just a fun fact for those who might not know - A lot of Swiss and Belgians will use septante (70), huitante (80) and nonante (90) to replace soixante-dix, quatre-vingts and quatre-vingt-dix
This relates to:Expressing numbers 70 to 99 -
that would really make a lot of sense. The number 99 being represented in French as : 4 times 20 plus 19 (quatre-vingt-dix-huit) requires some getting used to.
Kwiziq language super star
20 April 2018
Your will hear 'octante' also for 80 (quatre-vingt) and a combination of all in Belgium and certain cantons of Switzerland but I believe time are changing...
However, what is certain and that these numbers are very amusing to French ears!
Hope this helps!
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