zéro

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French[edit]

French numbers (edit)
0 1  →  10  → 
    Cardinal: zéro
    Ordinal: zéroième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 0e, (now nonstandard) 0ème

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian zero, alteration of zefiro, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabicصفر⁩. Doublet of chiffre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ze.ʁo/
  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

zéro (invariable)

  1. zero

Noun[edit]

zéro m (plural zéros)

  1. zero, nought, oh (in reading numbers)
  2. (value) zero, nought
  3. (colloquial) a zero, a person of very poor value

Usage notes[edit]

  • Whereas in English the singular is used only after the number one, in French it is typically used after numbers smaller than two. This means that both zéro and un are generally used with the singular, even when they are followed by a decimal part.
zéro pointzero points
0,35 mètre0.35 metres
1,99 euro1.99 euros

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Louisiana Creole: zéro
  • English: zero

Further reading[edit]

Louisiana Creole[edit]

Louisiana Creole cardinal numbers
0 1  > 
    Cardinal : zéro

Etymology[edit]

From French zéro (zero).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

zéro

  1. zero, nought.