# German Numbers

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```					  German Numbers
0-31 in this activity.
Numbers 0-6
Null = zero (0)
Eins = one (1)
Zwei = two (2)
Drei = three (3)
Vier = four (4)
Fünf = five (5)
Sechs = six (6)
Numbers 7-12
Sieben = seven (7)
Acht = eight (8)
Neun = nine (9)
Zehn = ten (10)
Elf = eleven (11)
Zwölf = twelve (12)
Pattern for the teens
To form the numbers 13-19 you simply
You take the base number 3-9 and add
the word for 10 to it.
Thirteen becomes 3 (drei) 10 (zehn):
dreizehn
Fifteen becomes 5(fünf) 10 (zehn):
fünfzehn
The teens
Dreizehn = thirteen (13)
Vierzehn = fourteen (14)
Fünfzehn = fifteen (15)
Sechzehn = sixteen (16)
Siebzehn = seventeen (17)
Achtzehn = eighteen (18)
Neunzehn = nineteen (19)
The twenties
To form the numbers in the twenties,
once again you will use a pattern.
You take the base number 1-9
Add the word “und” which means and
Then attach the word “zwanzig” which
means twenty
21 = ein (1) und (and) zwanzig (20)
Numbers 20-25
Zwanzig = 20
Einundzwanzig = 21
Zweiundzwanzig = 22
Dreiundzwanzig = 23
Vierundzwanzig = 24
Fünfundzwanzig = 25
Numbers 26-29
Sechundzwanzig = 26 (note the slight
spelling change of dropping the final “s”
in sechs)
Siebenundzwanzig = 27
Achtundzwanzig = 28
Neunundzwanzig = 29
The thirties
To form the numbers in the thirties, you
follow the same pattern as before
You take the base number 1-9
Add the word “und” which means and
Then attach the word “dreißig” which
means thirty. Notice that dreißig is the
word for three (3) plus the suffix (ßig)
Numbers 30 +
Dreißig = 30
Einunddreißig = 31
Zweiunddreißig = 32
Fünfunddreißig = 35
Achtunddreißig = 38
Neununddreißig = 39
How well do you know your
numbers?
How do you say one (1) in German?
– Zwei
– Drei
– Eins
Correct
The number one is eins. Please
continue to the next question.
Sorry
Question 2
How do you say three in German?
– Elf
– Drei
– Zwei
Correct
The number three is drei. Please
continue to the next question.
Question 3
How do you say seven in German?
– Sechs
– Zehn
– Sieben
Correct
The number seven is sieben. Please
continue to the next question.
Question 4
What number is vier?
– Four
– Five
– Six
Correct
The number vier is four (4). Please
continue to the next question.
Question 5
What number is elf?
– Twelve
– Eleven
– Twenty
Correct
The number elf is eleven (11). Please
continue to the next question.
Question 6
What number is zwei?
– Five
– Three
– Two
Correct
The number zwei is two. Please
continue to the next question.
Question 7
How do you form the teens?
– Zehn plus base number
– Base number plus zehn
– Base number plus ßig
Correct
You form the teens by taking the base
numbers 3-9 and adding zehn (10) to
the end of it. Example: 14 = vier (4)
zehn (10) vierzehn.
Please continue to the next question.
Question 8
How do you say fifteen in German?
– Fünfzehn
– Vierzehn
– Zwanzig
Correct
The number 15 is fünfzehn. Please
continue to the next question.
Question 9
How do you say seventeen (17) in
German?
– Siebenzehn
– Achtzehn
– Siebzehn
Correct
Yes, 17 is siebzehn in German. There
is a slight spelling change from the base
number of sieben to form siebzehn.
Please continue to the next question.
Question 10
What number is zwanzig?
– Ten
– Twenty
– Thirty
Correct
Yes, zwanzig is the number twenty (20).
Please continue to the next question.
Question 11
How do you form the numbers in the
twenties?
– Zwanzig plus base number
– Base number plus zwanzig
– Base number plus und plus zwanzig
Correct
To form the numbers in the twenties,
you must use the following formula
Base number + und + zwanzig

Please continue to the next question.
Question 12
How do you say twenty-eight in
German?
– Achtundzwanzig
– Zwanzigacht
– Zwanzigundacht
Correct
Yes, twenty-eight (28) is
continue to the next question.
Question 13
What number is zweiundzwanzig?
– Twelve (12)
– Twenty-three (23)
– Twenty-two (22)
Correct
Yes, zweiundzwanzig is twenty-two
(22). Please continue to the next
question.
Question 14
What is the pattern for the number thirty
(30)?
– Base number + zehn
– Base number + ßig
– Base number + ty
Correct
Yes, the pattern for thirty (30) is the
base number (drei) plus ßig to form
dreißig.

Continue
How did you do?
If you did well, then you seem to know
your numbers fairly well. It never hurts
to review more though.
If you missed some questions, please
spend some time reviewing your