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Numbers in German: how to count from 1 to 100

Hello! Do you already know the numbers in German? Learn with Go Easy Berlin how to count from 1 to 100!

In any language, knowledge of the numbers is essential for communication. You can carry out with them the basic tasks of day-to-day and communicate in specific situations, such as shopping at the supermarket, telling your age, reading the score of a football match, giving the number of your flight at passports control or even giving your phone number to that special person you just met!

The first number is “zero”, that you will use only on those occasions when you need to read it separately, as is the case when you have to repeated or tell someone a protocol number, phone number, etc.

0 = null

We have listed the next 12 numbers, which serve as basis for the formation of other numerals:

1 = eins 2 = zwei 3 = drei 4 = vier
5 = fünf 6 = sechs 7 = sieben 8 = acht
9 = neun 10 = zehn 11 = elf 12 = zwölf


Note that the numbers 1, 6 and 7 have terminations that will not be used in the following compositions. For us to say the number from 13 to 19, the structure works like this:

ones + 10 (zehn)

13 = dreizehn 14 = vierzehn 15 = fünfzehn 16 = sechzehn
17 = siebzehn 18 = achtzehn 19 = neunzehn


For us to form the tens 40, 50, […], 90, we basically need to add the suffix -zig to the same numbers.

The exception to this rule is regarding the number 30, which is formed whe we add the termination -ßig. By the way, just to give you a quick explanation, the letter ß” calls “eszett” and sounds like a “ss”.

20 = zwanzig 30 = dreißig 40 = vierzig 50 = fünfzig
60 = sechzig 70 = siebzig 80 = achtzig 90 = neunzig


With that information we can now form all numbers in German. The rule is to speak first the ones and then the tens. As if in English we would say, for example, “one and thirty” or “two and seventy” instead of saying “thirty-one” and “seventy-two”. From 21 to 29, 31 to 39, […], 91 to 99, the rule is always the same, you only have to connect both numbers with the word “und”, which means “and”:

ones + und + tens

21 = einundzwanzig 22 = zweiundzwanzig 23 = dreiundzwanzig 24 = vierundzwanzig
25 = fünfundzwanzig 26 = sechsundzwanzig 27 = siebenundzwanzig 28 = achtundzwanzig
29 = neunundzwanzig 31 = einunddreißig 32 = zweiunddreißig



1) My phone number is 53084926.
Meine Telefonnummer ist fünf drei null acht vier neun zwei sechs.

2) I live in Berlin, at Torstraße, number 54.
Ich wohne in Berlin, in der Torstraße, vierundfünfzig.

3) Hertha has won the match against Borussia for 3 a 1.
Hertha hat das Spiel gegen Borussia drei zu eins gewonnen.


At last but not least, the number “hundred”:

100 = hundert / einhundert

From this we can get all other hundreds. Easy to imagine the sequence, right? But that is a topic for the next class!

See how simple it is? 🙂

Do you want to know more about the German language? Leave your comment below with the topics you would like us to approach next classes!

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