Numbers: Years

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Improve your comprehension of French numbers by listening to random lists of years in French.

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. After listening to the sound file for the random exercises, click “reveal” to check what you heard.
  4. You can listen as many times as you like.

Years Exercise 1

Random numbers to test your comprehension.

French sound filesListen

Click to see the numbers (in groups of 5):

Reveal numbers

2014  1999  2010  2025  1987

Reveal numbers

2000  2015  1848  2012  1789

Reveal numbers

1914  2020  1945  2009  1901



Sound files courtesy
of Guillaume F.

Years Exercise 2

More random numbers to further test your comprehension.

French sound filesListen

Click to see the numbers:

Reveal numbers

1918  2050  2014  1776  2017

Reveal numbers

2001  1999  1985  2011  1870

Reveal numbers

2015  1939  2100  2005  1968


 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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3 Responses

  1. Sue 29 July 2014 / 14:37

    This will be really helpful for (once I have become adept at picking up the numbers quickly!) It’s really embarrassing when misunderstanding and, often annoying, the Parisian taxi driver who thinks I am trying to knock him down in price when all I am doing is attempting to work out the actual fare he’s asking for!!

  2. Deepa 9 July 2014 / 12:40

    Excellent exercise for comprehension of numbers.

  3. Karen 8 July 2014 / 15:11

    Yay! This will be very helpful!

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