Numbers

German Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in German. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at German Classes.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in German is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, German, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Numbers in German

Numbers German Audio
Oneeins
Firsterster
Twozwei
Secondzweiter
Threedrei
Thirddritter
Fourvier
Fourthvierter
Fivefünf
Fifthfünfter
Sixsechs
Sixthsechster
Sevensieben
Seventhsiebter
Eightacht
Eighthachter
Nineneun
Ninthneunter
Tenzehn
Tenthzehnter
Elevenelf
Eleventhelfter
Twelvezwölf
Twelfthzwölfter
Thirteendreizehn
Thirteenthdreizehnter
Fourteenvierzehn
Fourteenthvierzehnter
Fifteenfünfzehn
Fifteenthfünfzehnter
Sixteensechzehn
Sixteenthsechzehnter
Seventeensiebzehn
Seventeenthsiebzehnter
Eighteenachtzehn
Eighteenthachtzehnter
Nineteenneunzehn
Nineteenthneunzehnter
Twentyzwanzig
TwentiethZwanzigster
Thirty three (31)dreiunddreißig
One hundred (100)einhundert
Three hundred and sixty (360)Dreihundertsechzig
One thousand (1000)eintausend
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)zweitausendvierzehn
One millionEine Million
Onceeinmal
Twicezweimal

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full German sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

German Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers German Audio
I'm 30 years oldIch bin dreißig Jahre alt.
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherIch habe zwei Schwestern und einen Bruder
English is my first languageEnglisch ist meine erste Sprache
Her second language is SpanishIhre zweite Sprache ist Spanisch

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in German

School German Audio
AnswerAntwort
BookBuch
BooksBücher
ChairStuhl
DeskSchreibtisch
DictionaryWörterbuch
LaptopLaptop
LibraryBücherei, Bibliothek
Notebook (paper notebook)Notizbuch
PageSeite
PaperPapier
PenKugelschreiber
PencilBleistift
QuestionFrage
SchoolSchule
StudentSchüler, Student
TeacherLehrer
UniversityUniversität

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Daily Conversation in German

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in German

English German Audio
I have a questionIch habe eine Frage.
To listenhören
To readlesen
To speaksprechen
To thinkdenken
To understandverstehen
To writeschreiben
What's the name of that book?Wie heisst das Buch?
What do you do for a living?Was machen Sie beruflich?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Ich bin ein (Lehrer / Künstler / Ingenieur)
Oh! That's good!Oh! Das ist gut!
Can I practice with you?Kann ich mit dir üben

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in German about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.

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