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Keeping the "et" in higher numbers (vingt et un)

L. K.C1Kwiziq community member

Keeping the "et" in higher numbers (vingt et un)

I am assuming that one would say "cent vingt et un" for one hundred twenty-one?  Keeping the "et" between vingt and un.

This question relates to:French lesson "twenty-one"
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Lisa,

Yes, it would be 

cinq-cent-vingt et un = 521

From memory the only numbers you don't use the 'et' for are 81 and 91 -

quatre-vingt-un = 81

cent-quatre-vingt-un = 181

quatre-vingt-onze = 91

deux-cent-quatre-vingt-onze = 291

Hope this helps!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, that's correct.

L. K. asked:View original

Keeping the "et" in higher numbers (vingt et un)

I am assuming that one would say "cent vingt et un" for one hundred twenty-one?  Keeping the "et" between vingt and un.

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