Numbers: Times

Time in French
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Listen and repeat

Test your French by listening to random times.

How to use these listening exercises

  1. The sound files are MP3s and you can either listen to them online or save them to your computer for later. If you don’t know how to do this or can’t hear anything, please read help with sound files.
  2. Click “listen.” You can either listen and repeat the numbers or else practice writing them in French, in English, or as digits.
  3. In French, times are written with h instead of : for example 10h30learn more.
  4. After listening to the sound files, click “reveal” to check what you heard.
  5. You can listen as many times as you like.

Exercise 1

Random times to test your comprehension of French numbers.

French sound filesListen

Click to see the list (in groups of five):

Il est…

Reveal numbers

6h00   midi   7h30   15h00   2h00   20h30

Reveal numbers

10h15   23h59   14h45   19h01   3h30

Reveal numbers

minuit   1h10   16h15   11h45 (midi moins le quart)



Sound files courtesy
of Guillaume F.

Telling Time Exercise 2

More random times to further test your comprehension.

French sound filesListen

Click to see the list (in groups of five):

Il est…

Reveal numbers

5h30   19h15   12h30 (midi et demi)   22h20   13h45

Reveal numbers

8h00   11h30   18h08   23h45 (minuit moins le quart)   21h45

Reveal numbers

10h30   4h15   16h06   12h30 (midi trente)   23h32


Telling time in French

 More French Numbers

Lesson: Numbers and counting
Listening practice
0 to 9   Decimals
10 to 19   Phone numbers
20 to 59   Prices
60 to 99   Times
100 to 999   Weights/measures
1,000 and up   Years

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1 Response

  1. Natalie 8 September 2014 / 6:04

    These are really fantastic! I can not find anything so good elsewhere on the internet. Please, please put more of the same up so that my practice can be more thorough! More random combinations and (faster!) with answers!

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