My first French class was last night. It’s a 6 month course, at the end I’ll get a certificate. It’s kinda mediocre quality-wise I think, but sure is better than nothing.
I realized in the past years I’ve spent time learning Italian, Dutch and now French. I wish I had more to show for it in terms of language facility, but I don’t.

However I like to think of Dutch and Italian as warm-ups for French.

But going over the numbers last night we learned 1 to 10, (une a dix) then 20 (vingt) and so on, including 80 (quatre vingt) and 90 (quatre vingt dix)

Why is 80 spoken as 4 X 20, and 90 said 4 X 20 + 10 ? I almost walked out in protest.