# Numbers, Dates & Time in French

## Cardinal Numbers

We use cardinal numbers to count, make calculations, and say how many of something there is.

- Examples:
- 1 – un
- 2 – deux
- 3 – trois

## Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers allow us to rank things or place them in order.

- Examples:
- le premier enfantthe first child
- le deuxième étagethe second floor
- la troisième portethe third door

## Fractions

Fractions allow us to talk about parts of a whole. They are not just used in mathematics, but also in other day-to-day contexts such as recipes.

- Examples:
- un demi-litre de laithalf a litre of milk
- trois-quarts de gâteauthree quarters of the cake

## Time

There are two ways to say the time in French; one is formal and the other is informal. We cannot mix the two.

- Examples:
- 19 h 15 → dix-neuf heures quinze
*(formal)* - 19 h 15 → sept heures et quart
*(informal)*

## Dates, Days & Months

There is a standard method for saying the date in French. We use cardinal numbers for all dates except for the first of the month.

- Examples:
- 14 juillet 1789
- 1er janvier 2010