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Numbers in German (Deutsch)

How to count in German with cardinal and ordinal numbers.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 null  
1 eins erste
2 zwei zweite
3 drei dritte
4 vier vierte
5 fünf fünfte
6 sechs sechste
7 sieben siebte
8 acht achte
9 neun neunte
10 zehn zehnte
11 elf elfte
12 zwölf zwölfte
13 dreizehn dreizehnte
14 vierzehn vierzehnte
15 fünfzehn fünfzehnte
16 sechzehn sechzehnte
17 siebzehn siebzehnte
18 achtzehn achtzehnte
19 neunzehn neunzehnte
20 zwanzig zwanzigste
21 einundzwanzig (-ste from here on)
22 zweiundzwanzig  
23 dreiundzwanzig  
24 vierundzwanzig  
25 fünfundzwanzig  
26 sechsundzwanzig  
27 siebenundzwanzig  
28 achtundzwanzig  
29 neunundzwanzig  
30 dreißig  
40 vierzig  
50 fünfzig  
60 sechzig  
70 siebzig  
80 achtzig  
90 neunzig  
100 hundert  
1.000 tausend  
10.000 zehntausend  
100.000 hunderttausend  
1.000.000 eine Million  
1.000.000.000 eine Milliarde  
1.000.000.000.000 eine Billion  

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  How to pronounce them
0,0 null Komma null
0,1 null Komma eins
0,12 null komma eins zwei
1/2 ein halb
1/3 ein Drittel
1/4 ein Viertel
1/5 ein Fünftel
1/6 ein Sechstel
3/4 drei Viertel
% das Prozent, das Prozentzeichen
50 % fünfzig Prozent

Note

Decimal point = das Komma (comma) - introduced to Europe by the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.

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Links

Information about numbers and counting in German
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/lj/language_notes/1_10.shtml
http://www.europa-pages.com/lessons/german-numbers.html`
http://german.about.com/library/blzahlen.htm
https://www.clozemaster.com/blog/german-numbers/

Download a spreadsheet of numbers in Germanic languages (provided by Yoshi Smart)

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