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Are there any other combinations of a number and a suffix in French? The examples I found were only ordinal numbers.

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  • 3ème, 4ème etc.
    – Toto
    Apr 18, 2018 at 17:31

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In a completely different context, you may encounter some suffixes in street numbers, such as :

5bis, 5ter, 5quater...

Typically, these cases happen for formerly bigger properties that were divided later:

| --- 3 --- | --- --- 5 --- --- | --- 7 --- |

becomes

| --- 3 --- | -- 5 -- | -5bis- | --- 7 --- |

If you want to know more about it, you can follow this link (fr).

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There is the same principle for quantities, with "aine" for sufix :

douzaine (dozen) : 12aine , quinzaine (fifteen or so) 15aine , and all tens : 10aine, 20aine, 30aine...

100aine is the only hundred to be written this way

Edit : soixante-dizaine (70aine), quatre-vingtaine (80aine) and quatre-vingt-dizaine (90aine) are very rarely used.

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    I've never seen these abbreviations before. Not saying they don't exist, but they're certainly not common.
    – N.I.
    Apr 19, 2018 at 15:13
  • @NajibIdrissi L'abréviation -aine se rencontre sur le web mais est non standard. L'usage officiel mais rare est d'utiliser -ne, par exemple une quinzaine d'hommes = une 15ne d'hommes
    – jlliagre
    Apr 19, 2018 at 16:08

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