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Les chiffres contre Los números

I honestly hate the French system of counting.

Spanish is like English and uses different words for numbers 60, 70, 80 & 90.

But not the French cardinal numbers.

French numbers have different names up until the number 60.

Dix = Ten , Vingt = Twenty , Trente = Thirty , Quarante = Forty ,  Cinquante = Fifty , Soixante = Sixty

But French does not have new names for the numbers 70, 80, 90 until 100.

70 is literally “60 + 10” : “Soixante-dix”

80 is literally “4 × 20” : “Quatre-vingts”

90 is literally “4 × 20 + 10” : “Quatre-vingt-dix”

Who else counts like the French?!

Meanwhile the Spanish language counts like the English language.

Setenta = Seventy , Ochenta = Eighty , Noventa = Ninety

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