Expressing numbers 70 to 999

Between 20 and 69, the numbers follow the same pattern:

20: vingt  -> 23: vingt-trois
40: quarante   ->  41: quarante et un     
Note: No hyphen with et
 

70 = soixante-dix

In French, we actually say "sixty-ten" (60 + 10) to express seventy.
71 = 60 + 11 = soixante et onze    (No hyphen)
72 = 60 + 12 = soixante-douze
73 = 60 + 13 = soixante-treize
74 = 60 + 14 = soixante-quatorze
75 = 60 + 15 = soixante-quinze
76 = 60 + 16 = soixante-seize
77 = 60 + 17 = soixante-dix-sept
78 = 60 + 18 = soixante-dix-huit
79 = 60 + 19 = soixante-dix-neuf
 

80 = quatre-vingts

In French, to express eighty, we actually say "four-twenties
(4 x 20).
 
Note that quatre-vingts takes an "s" unless it's followed by another numerical adjective. 
quatre-vingtseighty
quatre-vingt-huiteighty-eight
J'ai quatre-vingts euros.I have eighty euros.
-> here euros is not a numerical adjective, so you agree.
Note also that 81 is quatre-vingt-un without et in between.
 

90 = quatre-vingt-dix

As for seventyninety becomes "eighty-ten" (80 + 10) in French.
91 = 80 + 11 = quatre-vingt-onze    (Note: NO et, just like 81)
92 = 80 + 12 = quatre-vingt-douze
93 = 80 + 13 = quatre-vingt-treize
94 = 80 + 14 = quatre-vingt-quatorze
95 = 80 + 15 = quatre-vingt-quinze
96 = 80 + 16 = quatre-vingt-seize
97 = 80 + 17 = quatre-vingt-dix-sept
98 = 80 + 18 = quatre-vingt-dix-huit
99 = 80 + 19 = quatre-vingt-dix-neuf
 

100 = cent

In French, to express one hundred, we simply say cent (never un cent
 
When it comes to hundreds, the rule of agreement of cent(s) is the same as for quatre-vingt(s): you write cents unless it's followed by another numerical adjective. 
deux-centstwo hundred
trois-cent-quarantethree hundred and forty
J'ai cinq cents euros.I have five hundred euros.
  -> here euros is not a numerical adjective, so you agree.
 
 

Numbers + nouns

Ma grand-mère a quatre-vingt-quatorze ans.My grandmother is ninety-four years old.

Mon oncle a soixante-douze poules.My uncle has seventy-two hens.

Laurent a dépensé soixante-dix-huit euros hier.Laurent spent seventy-eight euros yesterday.

J'ai quatre-vingt-trois dollars dans ma tirelire.I have eighty-three dollars in my piggy bank.

Il y a quatre-vingt-dix-neuf animaux dans ce zoo.There are ninety-nine animals in that zoo.

Note that to say how many things there are, you simply use the number + thing (plural after 1), for numbers up to 999.

 

For larger numbers, see lesson Expressing large numbers: thousands, millions and billions

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Examples and resources

J'ai quatre-vingt-trois dollars dans ma tirelire.I have eighty-three dollars in my piggy bank.
quatre-vingt-quinzeninety-five
quatre-vingt-huiteighty-eight
Laurent a dépensé soixante-dix-huit euros hier.Laurent spent seventy-eight euros yesterday.
quatre-vingt-quatorzeninety-four
J'ai quatre-vingts euros.I have eighty euros.
Ma grand-mère a quatre-vingt-quatorze ans.My grandmother is ninety-four years old.
soixante-dix-septseventy-seven
J'ai cinq cents euros.I have five hundred euros.
Mon oncle a soixante-douze poules.My uncle has seventy-two hens.
deux-centstwo hundred
soixante-douzeseventy-two
Il y a quatre-vingt-dix-neuf animaux dans ce zoo.There are ninety-nine animals in that zoo.
quatre-vingtseighty
trois-cent-quarantethree hundred and forty
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