German Numbers

Welcome to the sixth German lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in German to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
German
one
eins Audio
first
erster Audio
two
zwei Audio
second
zweiter Audio
three
drei Audio
third
dritter Audio
four
vier Audio
fourth
vierter Audio
five
fünf Audio
fifth
fünfter Audio
six
sechs Audio
sixth
sechster Audio
seven
sieben Audio
seventh
siebter Audio
eight
acht Audio
eighth
achter Audio
nine
neun Audio
ninth
neunter Audio
ten
zehn Audio
tenth
zehnter Audio
eleven
elf Audio
eleventh
elfter Audio
twelve
zwölf Audio
twelfth
zwölfter Audio
thirteen
dreizehn Audio
thirteenth
dreizehnter Audio
fourteen
vierzehn Audio
once
einmal Audio
fifteen
fünfzehn Audio
twice
zweimal Audio
sixteen
sechzehn Audio
Monday
Montag Audio
seventeen
siebzehn Audio
Tuesday
Dienstag Audio
eighteen
achtzehn Audio
Wednesday
Mittwoch Audio
nineteen
neunzehn Audio
Thursday
Donnerstag Audio
twenty
zwanzig Audio
Friday
Freitag Audio
seventy one
einundsiebzig Audio
Saturday
Samstag Audio
one hundred
hundert Audio
Sunday
Sonntag Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

German cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is German. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
German
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
Ich habe drei Hunde Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
Meine Tochter hat zwei Katzen Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
Sie spricht sieben Sprachen Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
Mein Bruder hat einen Sohn Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
Dies ist meine zweite Lektion Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
Hast Du das dritte Buch gelesen? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
Kuh
goat
goat Audio
Ziege
donkey
donkey Audio
Esel
horse
horse Audio
Pferd
dog
dog Audio
Hund
cat
cat Audio
Katze
mouse
mouse Audio
Maus
bird
bird Audio
Vogel

Conversation in German

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
German
Where are you from?
Woher kommen Sie? Audio
I'm from the U.S
Ich komme aus Amerika. Audio
I'm American
Ich bin Amerikaner Audio
Where do you live?
Wo wohnen Sie? Audio
I live in the U.S
Ich lebe in Amerika. Audio
What do you do for a living?
Was machen Sie beruflich? Audio
I'm a student
Ich bin Student Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in German? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

German Gender   German Gender

German Phrases   German Phrases



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