Numbers – Used in Years

Duolingo does not discuss how numbers are said, when they are used as years, i.e. 1300, 1838, 1945, etc.

http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/years.htm

When talking about years up to and including 1099, or from 2000 and up, the year is stated the same as any other number:

sept cent cinquante-deux (752)

mille quatre-vingt-dix-neuf (1099)

deux mille (2000)

deux mille treize (2013)

For years between 1100 and 1999, there are two equally valid options, and similar to English:

mille huit cent soixante-trois (1863) or dix-huit cent soixante-trois (1863)

In English, we would say eighteen-hundred and sixty-three, or eighteen-sixty three, the latter being preferred.

mille trois cents (1300) or treize cents (1300)

In English, anything other than thirteen-hundred would not work.

quinze cent cinq (1505) or mille cinq cent cinq (1505)

In English, we go with fifteen-oh-five, but 2005 would be two-thousand five, cause we’re strange that way.

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