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German Numbers:
Counting in German 2
Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, Dates
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Numbers 0-50 > Numbers 60-1000 and up
60 sechzig - der sechzigste, der 60. (the sixtieth, 60th)
61 einundsechzig - der einundsechzigste, der 61. (the sixty-first, 61st)
62 zweiundsechzig - der zweiundsechzigste, der 62. (the sixty-second, 62nd)
63 dreiundsechzig - der dreiundsechzigste, der 63. (the sixty-third, 63rd)
(Continues as with the previous 40s, 50s, etc.)
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70 siebzig - der siebzigste, der 70. (the seventieth, 70th)
71 einundsiebzig - der einundsiebzigste, der 71. (the seventy-first, 71st)
72 zweiundsiebzig - der zweiundsiebzigste, der 72. (the seventy-second, 72nd)
73 dreiundsiebzig - der dreiundsiebzigste, der 73. (the seventy-third, 73rd)
(Continues as with the previous 50s, 60s, etc.)
80 achtzig - der achtzigste, der 80. (the eightieth, 80th)
81 einundachtzig - der einundachtzigste, der 81. (the eighty-first, 81st)
82 zweiundachtzig - der zweiundachtzigste, der 82. (the eighty-second, 82nd)
83 dreiundachtzig - der dreiundachtzigste, der 83. (the eighty-third, 83rd)
(Continues as with the previous 60s, 70s, etc.)
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90 neunzig - der neunzigste, der 90. (the ninetieth, 90th)
91 einundneunzig - der einundneunzigste, der 91. (the ninety-first, 91st)
92 zweiundneunzig - der zweiundneunzigste, der 92. (the ninety-second, 92nd)
93 dreiundneunzig - der dreiundneunzigste, der 93. (the ninety-third, 93rd)
(Continues as with the previous 70s, 80s, etc.)
100 hundert or einhundert - der hundertste, der 100. (the hundredth, 100th) - (ein)
hundertstel (1/100th)
101 hunderteins - der hunderterste, der 101. (the hundred-and-first, 101st)
102 hundertzwei - der hundertzweite, der 102. (the hundred-and-second, 102nd)
103 hundertdrei - der hundertdritte, der 103. (the hundred-and-third, 103rd)
(Continues in the same way.)
200 zweihundert - der zweihundertste, der 200. (the two-hundredth, 100th)
201 zweihunderteins - der zweihunderterste, der 201. (the two-hundred-and-first, 201st)
202 zweihundertzwei - der zweihundertzweite, der 202. (the two-hundred-and-second,
203 zweihundertdrei - der zweihundertdritte, der 203. (the two-hundred-and-third, 203rd)
(The rest of the hundreds continue in the same way.)
900 neunhundert - der neunhundertste, der 900. (the nine-hundredth, 900th)
901 neunhunderteins - der neunhunderterste, der 901. (the nine-hundred-and-first, 901st)
998 neunhundertachtundneunzig - der neunhundertachtundneunzigste, der 998. (the
nine-hundred-ninety-eighth, 998th)
999 neunhundertneunundneunzig - der neunhundertneunundneunzigste, der 999. (the
nine-hundred-ninety-nineth, 999th)
1000 tausend or eintausend (1000/1 000/1.000) - der tausendste, der 1000. (the [one-
]thousandth, 1000th) - tausendstel (1/1000th)
In German 1000/1,000 is written/printed as either 1000, 1.000 or 1 000 - using a decimal
point (Punkt) or a space where English uses a comma. This also applies to all German
numbers above 1,000. For decimal numbers, German uses a comma (das Komma) where
English uses a decimal point: 1.638 (English) = 1,638 (spoken: "eins Komma sechs drei
1001 tausendeins - der tausenderste, der 1001. (the thousand-first, 1001st)
"1001 Arabian Nights" becomes "Tausendundeine (arabische) Nacht" - but it's "1001
Nächte" ("tausendeine Nächte") otherwise.
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1002 tausendzwei - der tausendzweite, der 1002. (the thousand-first, 1002nd)
(The rest of the thousands continue in the same way.)
Years - Jahre
1100 elfhundert (year, number) or tausendeinhundert (number only)
For the years 1100 to 1999 in German, you must say the hundert, as for 1152
(elfhundertzweiundfünfzig) or 1864 (achtzehnhundertvierundsechzig).
1200 zwölfhundert (year, number) or tausendzweihundert (number only)
im Jahre: "Im Jahre 1350..." ("dreizehnhundertfünfzig" - "In the year 1350...") If the word
"Jahr" is left out, then the year is used by itself, with no "im" (in the) or "in." Example: "He
was born in 1958." = "Er ist im Jahre 1958 geboren." or "Er ist 1958 geboren." Similarly:
"Kolumbus hat 1492 Amerika entdeckt." ("vierzehnhundertzweiundneunzig" - "Columbus
dicovered America in 1492.")
1800 achtzehnhundert (year, number)
1900 neunzehnhundert (year, number)
2000 zweitausend (year, number; more below)
AD, BC, BCE/CE: To convey the Christian calendar's use of AD (anno domini, "year of our
Lord") and BC (before Christ), German uses n.Chr. (nach Christus, AD) and v.Chr. (vor
Christus, BC). BCE/CE (Before the/Common Era) was used mostly in East Germany: v.u.Z.
(vor unserer Zeitrechnung, BCE/BC) and u.Z. (unserer Zeitrechnung, CE/AD).
2000 zweitausend - der zweitausendste, der 2000. (the two-thousandth, 2000th)
2001 zweitausendeins - der zweitausenderste, der 2001. (the two-thousand-first, 2001st)
"In the year 2001" can be spoken/written in German as "im Jahre 2001" or "im Jahr 2001"
("zweitausendeins"). If the word "Jahr" is left out, then the year is used by itself, with no
"im" (in the) or "in." Example: "He was born in (the year) 2001." = "Er ist im Jahre 2001
geboren." or "Er ist 2001 geboren."
2002 zweitausendzwei - der zweitausendzweite, der 2002. (the two-thousand-first,
2004 zweitausendvier - der zweitausendvierte, der 2004. (the two-thousand-fourth,
The rest of the thousands continue in the same way up to...
9999 neuntausendneunhundertneunundneunzig (9.999/9 999)
10,000 and up
10,000 zehntausend (10.000/10 000) - der zehntausendste, der 10.000. (the ten-
thousandth, 10,000th)
20,000 zwanzigtausend (20.000/20 000) - der zwanzigtausendste, der 20.000. (the
twenty-thousandth, 20,000th)
100,000 hunderttausend (100.000/100 000) - der hunderttausendste, der 100.000.
(the hundred-thousandth, 100,000th)
1,000,000 (one million) (eine) Million (1.000.000) - der millionste, der 1.000.000. (the
2,000,000 (2 million) zwei Millionen (2.000.000) - der zweimillionste, der 2.000.000.
(the two-millionth)
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In German one million is eine Million, but two million is zwei Millionen ("two millions").
billion eine Milliarde - der milliardste (the billionth)
An American billion is a German Milliarde. A German Billion is an American "trillion."
trillion eine Billion - der billionste (the trillionth)
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