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German Numbers 1-1000

Now, you will learn the German Numbers 1-1000 and how to count in German with pronunciation tips. In order to properly sustain simple conversations in German, about: time, age, prices, money, etc. you have to know the numbers and how to count. The table below will start with the number 1, and among our readers may be some people wondering How do you say zero in German? Zero in German is null and the pronunciation nool.

Counting in German - German Numbers 1-20

First step is to learn the numbers from 1 to 20 in German. The numbers from 1 to 12 should be memorized exactly as they are. The numbers from 13 to 19 end in -zehn. Attention when you write sechzehn (sixteen) and siebzehn (seventeen).

English German Pronunciation
one eins eyenz
two zwei tsveye
three drei drigh
four vier feer
five fünf fiewnf
six sechs zeks
seven sieben zee-ben
eight acht akt
nine neun noyn
ten zehn tsen
eleven elf elf
twelve zwölf tsvurlf
thirteen dreizehn drigh-tsen
fourteen vierzehn feer-tsen
fifteen fünfzehn fiewnf-tsen
sixteen sechzehn zek-tsen
seventeen siebzehn zeeb-tsen
eighteen achtzehn akt-tsen
nineteen neunzehn noyn-tsen
twenty zwanzig tsvan-tsik
Counting in German - German Numbers 21 to 99

Numbers in German from 21 to 99, may seem totally reverse, if they are literally translated into English, because in German, units are used instead of tens and tens are used instead of units, e.g: vierundsiebzig (seventy-four) literally translated in English would mean - four and seventy. The numbers from 21 to 99 in German, are formed according to the following pattern: units + und + tens. e.g: zweiundzwanzig (twenty-two), vierundsiebzig (seventy-four), zweiundachtzig (eighty-two). und is used to separate units from tens only for numbers between 21 to 99 (121 to 199, 221 to 299, 321 to 399...), it is not used to separate tens from hundreds or hundreds from thousands. All the exact tens from 20 to 90 end in '-zig'. (except for dreißig (thirty) that ends in ßig) The most important thing to remember from this second table are the names of the tens. Since you already know the numbers from 1 to 20, this second table will start from 21.

English German Pronunciation
twenty-one einundzwanzig eyen-oond-tsvan-tsik
twenty-two zweiundzwanzig tsveye-oond-tsvan-tsik
twenty-three dreiundzwanzig dreye-oond-tsvan-tsik
thirty dreißig drigh-seek
forty vierzig feer-tsik
fifty fünfzig fiewnf-tsik
sixty sechzig zek-tsik
seventy siebzig zeeb-tsik
eighty achtzig akt-tsik
ninety neunzig noyn-tsik
Counting in German - German Numbers 100 to 1000+

Forming hundreds and thousands in German is easy and almost the same as in English. All the exact hundreds from 100 to 900 end in '-hundert'. Suppose you want to form the number five hundred in German: in English you take the number five and next to him you put the word hundred to obtain the number five hundred but in German you take the number five (fünf) and you glue him to the word hundert, the result will be fünfhundert (five hundred), the same rule is applied, to all the exact hundreds in German. All the exact thousands from 1000 to 9000 end in '-tausend'. Earlier you learned how to form hundreds in German, the same rules applies here, but instead of the word '-hundert' you have to use '-tausend'.

English German Pronunciation
one hundred (ein) hundert (eyen) hoondert
two hundred zweihundert tsveye-hoondert
three hundred dreihundert drigh-hoondert
one thousand (ein) tausend (eyen) taoo-zent
two thousand zweitausend tsveye-taoo-zent
Counting in German - Complex numbers in German

If you want to form complex numbers in German, you need to know that a big part of the number is written together: millions, tens and units are written separate. Suppose you want to form the number: seven thousand two hundred ninety-one. You already know that hundreds and thousands are form almost the same as in English, only difference is that words are united and not separated, so all you have to do now is to replace them with the German version. After you do that your word will look like this: siebentausendzweihundert. Now, according to our pattern, you need to unite, the number of units with und, and only after, you can unite the resulted word, with the number of the tens: one in German is ein, ninety in German is neunzig, now let's join them with the word und > einundneunzig. seven thousand two hundred ninety-one = siebentausendzweihundert einundneunzig

Mathematics in German

Here, you will find some of the most used words in mathematics translated in German:

English German Pronunciation
divide dividieren dee-vi-dee-ren
divided by durch doork
equals ist ist
minus minus mee-noos
multiply multiplizieren mool-tee-plee-tsee-ren
plus plus ploos

Important! Because some German sounds are not found in English we have tried to come up with something that sounds similar, for this reason the pronunciation tips from above are simply informational and does not offer any guarantee.

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