Telling time in French - simple

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Telling time in French - simple

I do not understand why the expression correctly reads dix heures vingt-trois instead of more simply dix heures vingt trois?  In other words what is the rule for adding a hypen in this expression.  I did not see this need to add hyphen mentioned in the lesson.  

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Joseph,

Here is the link on how to write numbers in French (see beginning of the lesson):

how-to-express-numbers-from-70-to-999

For numbers between 20 and 69, they follow this pattern: ...-et-un / ...-deux / ...-trois etc

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Telling time in French - simple

I do not understand why the expression correctly reads dix heures vingt-trois instead of more simply dix heures vingt trois?  In other words what is the rule for adding a hypen in this expression.  I did not see this need to add hyphen mentioned in the lesson.  

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