As you probably know by now, counting in German is actually not that difficult – especially not for English speakers. In this also won’t change for the numbers 101 to 1000. In fact, it will only get easier.
Multiples of 100
Let’s start with the easiest of all, the multiples of 100. As you already learned in a previous article, the German term for 100 is hundert or einhundert – so almost the same as in English. And we form the multiples of hundert, just like in English, by taking the word for the first digit and adding -hundert.
So we get:
Pretty easy, right? The only difference is in the spelling. While in German, we write the whole number as one word (e.g. neunhundert), in English, we leave a gap between the first digit and the term “hundred” (e.g. nine hundred).
But that’s really the only difference.
More complex numbers
Now that we know the multiples of 100, the only thing we need to do translate numbers like 423, for example, is to add the German term for the number after the first digit – in this case: 23.
So of we stick with our example, we get the following equation:
And this way we can form any number between 101 and 1000. Not to difficult either, right?
The only thing to keep in mind here, is that in German, numbers are written as one word – even up until one million!
So let’s have a look at some more examples:
So as you can see, the numbers in German are really nothing to be afraid of. It’s all fairly simple. Are you ready to check out the numbers above 1000, then check out the article below:
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