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Counting in German

Enter a number and get it written in full in German.

Language overview

Forty-two in German West Germanic language of the Indo-European family, German (Deutsch) is the official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (alongside with French, Italian and Romansh), Luxembourg (with Luxembourgish and French) and Liechtenstein. It counts 100 million speakers.

German numbers list

  • 1 – eins
  • 2 – zwei
  • 3 – drei
  • 4 – vier
  • 5 – fünf
  • 6 – sechs
  • 7 – sieben
  • 8 – acht
  • 9 – neun
  • 10 – zehn
  • 11 – elf
  • 12 – zwölf
  • 13 – dreizehn
  • 14 – vierzehn
  • 15 – fünfzehn
  • 16 – sechzehn
  • 17 – siebzehn
  • 18 – achtzehn
  • 19 – neunzehn
  • 20 – zwanzig
  • 30 – dreißig
  • 40 – vierzig
  • 50 – fünfzig
  • 60 – sechzig
  • 70 – siebzig
  • 80 – achtzig
  • 90 – neunzig
  • 100 – hundert
  • 1,000 – tausend
  • one million – eine Million
  • one billion – eine Milliarde
  • one trillion – eine Billion

German numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: null [0], eins [1], zwei [2], drei [3], vier [4], fünf [5], sechs [6], sieben [7], acht [8], neun [9], zehn [10], elf [11], and zwölf [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching unit digits, adding the word for ten (zehn) at the end: dreizehn [13], vierzehn [14], fünfzehn [15], sechzehn [16], siebzehn (and not siebenzehn) [17], achtzehn [18], and neunzehn [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -zig at the end of the multiplier digit, with the exception of ten, twenty and seventy, still irregular, as well as thirty: zehn [10], zwanzig [20], dreißig [30] (-zig becomes -ßig), vierzig [40], fünfzig [50], sechzig [60], siebzig [70], achtzig [80], and neunzig [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the und (and) word, but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: einunddreißig [31], fünfunddreißig [35]).
  • Hundred (hundert) and thousand (tausend) are not separated from the other numbers by a space (e.g.: hunderteinundzwanzig [121], tausendzweihundertneunzehn [1,219]).
  • When expressing a year, the numbers from 1,100 to 1,999 are said in tens of hundreds. For instance, the year 1985 is neunzehnhundertfünfundachtzig.
  • The unit eins (one) loses its final -s when composed in a number, unless it is the only value after a scale name (e.g.: hunderteins [101], tausendeins [1,001]).
  • The German language uses the long scale for big numbers where every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. Thus, eine Milliarde is 109 (the US billion), and eine Billion (1012) worths a thousand US billions.

Books

Schaum’s Outline of German Grammar, 4edSchaum’s Outline of German Grammar, 4ed
by , editors McGraw-Hill (2009)
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Comprehensive German Grammar
by , editors Blackwell Publishers (2003)
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Prácticas de gramática alemanaPrácticas de gramática alemana
by , editors Hueber Verlag (2001)
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Guide de grammaire allemandeGuide de grammaire allemande
by , editors De Boeck Education Secondaire (2007)
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Les Idiomatics : Français-allemandLes Idiomatics : Français-allemand
by , editors Seuil (2002)
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Bescherelle Grammaire AllemandeBescherelle Grammaire Allemande
by , editors Hatier (2000)
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Grammaire de base de l’allemandGrammaire de base de l’allemand
editors Distribooks (2000)
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Gramática da Língua AlemãGramática da Língua Alemã
by , editors Porto (2001)
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book2 português - alemão para principiantesbook2 português - alemão para principiantes
by , editors CreateSpace (2010)
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West Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, English, German, Luxembourgish, North Frisian, Pennsylvania German, Plautdietsch, Saterland Frisian, Swiss German, and West Frisian.

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