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Numbers in German

This lesson contains topics:

  1. German numbers 1 to 10
  2. German numbers 11 to 20
  3. German numbers 21 to 30
  4. German numbers 31 to 101
  5. German numbers 200 to 1001
  6. German numbers from 100,000 to trillion
  7. Commas and periods in German numbers

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German numbers 1 to 10

German numbers 1 to 10

One ⇝ Eins

Two ⇝ Zwei

Three ⇝ Drei

Four ⇝ Vier

Five ⇝ Fünf

Six ⇝ Sechs

Seven ⇝ Sieben

Eight ⇝ Acht

Nine ⇝ Neun

Ten ⇝ Zehn

Please note that eins is used as a quantity or number (one). On the other hand, ein is the indefinite article (a or an).

German numbers 11 to 20

Count to 20 in German

Eleven ⇝ Elf

Twelve ⇝ Zwölf

Thirteen ⇝ Dreizehn

Fourteen ⇝ Vierzehn

Fifteen ⇝ Fünfzehn

Sixteen ⇝ Sechzehn

Seventeen ⇝ Siebzehn

Eighteen ⇝ Achtzehn

Nineteen ⇝ Neunzehn

Twenty ⇝ Zwanzig

German numbers 21 to 30

Count to 30 in German

Twenty-one ⇝ Einundzwanzig

Twenty-two ⇝ Zweiundzwanzig

Twenty-three ⇝ Dreiundzwanzig

Twenty-four ⇝ Vierundzwanzig

Twenty-five ⇝ Fünfundzwanzig

Twenty-six ⇝ Sechsundzwanzig

Twenty-seven ⇝ Siebenundzwanzig

Twenty-eight ⇝ Achtundzwanzig

Twenty-nine ⇝ Neunundzwanzig

Thirty ⇝ Dreißig

German numbers 31 to 101

Count to 100 in German

From 31 onwards, the rule is the same as in 21 to 29, where two numbers are joined by "und":
Thirty-one ⇝ Einunddreißig
Thirty-two ⇝ Zweiunddreißig
and so on till forty.

Forty ⇝ Vierzig

Forty-one ⇝ Einundvierzig

Fifty ⇝ Fünfzig

Fifty-one ⇝ Einundfünfzig

Sixty ⇝ Sechzig

Sixty-one ⇝ Einundsechzig

Seventy ⇝ Siebzig

Seventy-one ⇝ Einundsiebzig

Eighty ⇝ Achtzig

Eighty-one ⇝ Einundachtzig

Ninety ⇝ Neunzig

Ninety-one ⇝ Einundneunzig

Hundred ⇝ Hundert

One-hundred ⇝ Einhundert

One-hundred and one ⇝ Einhundertundeins

Hundred and one ⇝ Hunderteins

German numbers 200 to 1001

German numbers 100 to 1000

Two hundred ⇝ Zweihundert

Three hundred ⇝ Dreihundert

Four hundred ⇝ Vierhundert

Five hundred ⇝ Fünfhundert

Six hundred ⇝ Sechshundert

Seven hundred ⇝ Siebenhundert

Eight hundred ⇝ Achthundert

Nine hundred ⇝ Neunhundert

Thousand ⇝ Tausend

One Thousand ⇝ Eintausend

One Thousand one ⇝ Eintausendeins

One Thousand and one ⇝ Eintausend und eins

German numbers from 100,000 to trillion

German numbers from 100,000 to trillion

Hundred thousand ⇝ Hunderttausend

One-hundred thousand ⇝ Einhunderttausend

Million ⇝ Million

One million ⇝ eine Million

Billion ⇝ Milliarde

One billion ⇝ eine Milliarde

Trillion ⇝ Billion / Trillion

One trillion ⇝ Eine Billion

Commas and periods in German numbers

The use of commas and periods in German is opposite to that in English. A comma is used as a decimal separator, and a period is used as a thousand separator.
For example, 1.100 is not one point one zero; it is one thousand one hundred in German.
1.100,58 Euro is "Eintausend einhundert Euro und achtundfünfzig Cent" (One thousand one hundred euros and eighty-five cents).


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