Print Posted By Lost in France on 9 Sep 2008 in Living in France - Banking

How to write out a French cheque

Writing out a French cheque can be a bit daunting at first so here's how to fill one out.

Writing out a French cheque is very similar to filling out a UK cheque, the main difference when writing out a French cheque is that the amount that the cheque is for goes at the top where in an English cheque you would normally put the name of the person that you are making the cheque payable to.

writing out a French cheque

  1. Payez contre cheque:  This is where you fill in the amount on a French cheque - you can write the cents in letters or numbers.

  2. €:  the amount in numbers goes here - don't forget that in France it is normal to use a comma instead of a decimal point e.g. €30,20

  3. A:   Fill in the name of the person you want to make the cheque out to i.e. MME Smith (Mrs Smith)

  4. Fait a:   In here you write the name of the place that you are writing out the cheque in i.e. Paris

  5. Le:  This is where the date goes

  6. Signature:   Sign here

Numbers to French Words


You can use this handy table to covert common numbers into French words.



un
21
vingt et un
2
deux
22
vingt-deux
3
trois
23
vingt-trois
4
quatre
24
vingt-quatre
5
cinq
25
vingt-cinq
6
six
26
vingt-six
7
sept
27
vingt-sept
8
huit
28
vingt-huit
9
neuf
29
vingt-neuf
10
dix
30
trente
11
onze
40
quarante
12
douze
50
cinquante
13
treize
60
soixante
14
quatorze
70
soixante-dix
15
quinze
80
quatre-vingts
16
seize
90
quatre-vingt-dix
17
dix-sept
100
cent
18
dix-huit
200
deux-cent
19
dix-neuf
1000
mille
20
vingt
2000
deux mille


Related Articles

 

What do you think?

Join Our Newsletter - Today