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Numbers in Yiddish (ײִדיש)

How to count in Yiddish, a Jewish language that developed from Medieval German with influences from Hebrew, Aramaic, and various Slavic languages.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 (nul) נול  
1 (eyns) אײנס (ershter) ערשטער
2 (tsvey) צװײ (tsveyt) צווייט
3 (dray) דרײַ (drit) דריט
4 (fir) פֿיר (fert) פערט
5 (finf) פֿינף (finft) פינפט
6 (zeks) זעקס (zekst) זעקסט
7 (zibn) זיבן (zibet) זיבעט
8 (akht) אכט (akht) אַכט
9 (nayn) נײַן (naynt) נײַנט
10 (tsen) צען (tsent) צענט
11 (elf) עלף (elft) עלפט
12 (tsvelf) צוועלף (tsvelft) צוועלפט
13 (draytsn) דרײַצן (draytsnt) דרײַצנט
14 (fertsn) פערצן (fertsnt) פערצנט
15 (fuftsn) פופצן (fuftsnt) פופצנט
16 (zekhtsn) זעכצן (zekhtsnt) זעכצנט
17 (zibetsn) זיבעצן (zibetsnt) זיבעצנט
18 (akhtsn) אַכצן (akhtsnt) אַכצנט
19 (nayntsn) נײַנצן (nayntsnt) נײַנצנט
20 (tsvantsik) צוואַנציק (tsvantsikstn) צוואַנציקסטן
21 (eyn un tsvantsik) איין און צוואנציק from here on (-stn) סטן-
22 (tsvey un tsvantsik) צוויי און צוואנציק  
23 (dray un tsvantsik) דרײַ און צוואנציק  
24 (fir un tsvantsik) פֿיר און צוואנציק  
25 (finf un tsvantsik) פֿינף און צוואנציק  
26 (zeks un tsvantsik) זעקס און צוואנציק  
27 (zibn un tsvantsik) זיבן און צוואנציק  
28 (akht un tsvantsik) אכט און צוואנציק  
29 (neyn un tsvantsik) נײַן און צוואנציק  
30 (draysik) דרײַסיק  
40 (fertsik) פערציק  
50 (fuftsik) פופציק  
60 (zekhtsik) זעכציק  
70 (zibetsik) זיבעציק  
80 (akhtsik) אַכציק  
90 (nayntsik) נײַנציק  
100 (hundert) הונדערט  
200 (tsvey hundert) צװײ הונדערט  
300 (dray hundert) דרײַ הונדערט  
1,000 (toyznt) טויזנט  
10,000 (tsen toyznt) צען טויזנט  
100,000 (hundert toyznt) הונדערט טויזנט  
1,000,000 (milyon) מיליאָן  
1,000,000,000 (bilyon) ביליאָן  
1,000,000,000,000 (trilyon) טריליאָן  

Fractions, decimals and percentages

0.0 (nul punkt nisht) נול פּונקט נישט
0.1 (nul punkt eyns) נול פּונקט אײנס
0.12 (nul punkt tsvelf) נול פּונקט צוועלף
(nul punkt eyns tsvey) נול פּונקט אײנס צװײ
1/2 (ein halb) איין האַלב
1/3 (ein dritl) איין דריטל
1/4 (ein fertl) איין פערטל
1/5 (ein finftl) איין פינפטל
1/6 (ein zekstl) איין זעקסטל
3/4 (dray fertl) דרײַ פערטל
% (dos protsent) דאָס פּראָצענט
50% (fuftsik protsent) פופציק פּראָצענט

Notes

Ordinal numbers have three forms - masculine nomimative, with the suffix (er) ער, masculine accusative, with the suffix (n) ן, and feminine/neuter nominative and accusative, with the suffix (e) ע. For example, first is (ershter) ערשטע, (ershtn) ערשטן, and (ershte) ערשטע. These endings are added to the final (t) ט of other numbers, e.g. (tsveyter/tsveytn/tsveyte) צווייטער\צווייטן\צווייטע

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Information compiled by Michael Peter Füstumum, with corrections and additions by Alex Heppenheimer and Jared Gimbel

Links

Information about numbers and counting in Yiddish
http://learn101.org/yiddish_numbers.php
http://www.koshernosh.com/Numbers+days.htm
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/a-shmek-yidish/counting-and-basic-arithmetic
http://mylanguages.org/yiddish_numbers.php

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

Information about Yiddish | Phrases | Numbers | Family words | Tower of Babel | Learning materials

Numbers in Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, German, Gothic, Gottscheerish, Icelandic, Low German, North Frisian, Norwegian, Scots, Swedish, Swiss German, Värmlandic, West Frisian, Wymysorys, Yiddish

Numbers in other languages

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