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Numbers in German

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26 April, 2021
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As with every language, learning German numbers will also help you access new vocabulary and develop your language skills further. In German, sometimes it gets confusing to remember how to write, say and pronounce numbers, especially once you get past "zwanzig". We've compiled the numbers every beginner should know, from numbers 1-10 to more complex numbers non-native speakers struggle with.

 

German numbers 0-10 

Even if you're only just starting out, learning German numbers from 1 - 10 will give you a great starting point. You can always come back and learn some more German numbers once you've mastered these. 

0 = null 

1 = eins

2 = zwei

3 = drei

4 = vier

5 = fünf

6 = sechs 

7 = sieben

8 = acht

9 = neun 

10 = zehn

 

GERMAN NUMBERS 11-20

Number 11-20 are a little more complicated, but once you've understood the number order rule, they're easy! After "zwölf", you'll notice that you need to change the order of the numbers around. Instead of saying "zehndrei" or "thirteen" as you would say in English, in German you would say "dreizehn".

11 = elf 

12 = zwölf

13 = dreizehn

14 = vierzehn

15 = fünfzehn

16 = sechzehn

17 = siebzehn

18 = achtzehn

19 = neunzehn

20 = zwanzig

 

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What makes German numbers so easy is that once you've remembered the number order, it continues on past 20. Al that's left is to add an "und" between the numbers. For example, 21 would be "einundzwanzig", and 56 would be "sechsundfünfzig".

Here are some more significant numbers you should know:

30 = dreißig

40 = vierzig

50 = fünfzig

60 = sechzig

70 = siebzig

80 = achtzig

90 = neunzig

100 = ein­hundert

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