# German for Beginners

Lesson 8

## German Numbers and Counting (2)

*Die Zahlen und zählen* (21-100)

**German Numbers:** 0-20 > **21-100** > 101 and above

In our previous lesson, we introduced you to the German numbers from 0 to 20. Now it's time to expand to "higher" math — from 21 (**einundzwanzig**) to 100 (**hundert**). Once you have a grasp of the twenties, the rest of the numbers up to 100 and beyond are similar and easy to learn. You'll also be using many of the numbers you learned from zero (**null**) to 20.

**Numbers are everywhere!The author and his cameraare seen reflected in thewindow of a German ICEhigh-speed train in theFrankfurt **

*Hauptbahnhof.*Do you know what thenumbers on the right mean?

*Foto © Hyde Flippo*

**einundzwanzig**) rather than twenty-one. All of the numbers over 20 work the same way:

**zweiundzwanzig**(22),

**einundreißig**(31),

**dreiundvierzig**(43), etc. No matter how long they may be, German numbers are written as one word.

For numbers above (

**ein**)

**hundert**, the pattern just repeats itself. The number 125 is

**hundertfünfundzwanzig**. To say 215 in German, you simply put

**zwei**in front of

**hundert**to make

**zweihundertfünfzehn**. Three hundred is

**dreihundert**and so on. (For more about the numbers above 100, see our German Numbers page.)

**Wie viel? / Wie viele?**

To ask "how much" you say

**wie viel**. To ask "how many" you say

**wie viele**. For example, a simple math problem would be:

**Wie viel ist drei und vier?**(How much is three and four?). To ask "how many cars" you would say:

**Wie viele Autos?**, as in

**Wie viele Autos hat Karl?**(How many cars does Karl have?).

After you go over the number charts below... If you hear a number above 20 in German, can you write it down? Can you do simple math in German? — After you've learned the numbers from 21-100, try the related number exercises to check your mastery. You may particularly enjoy our special Foto-Übung for the numbers!

**AUDIO**Hören Sie zu! Listen to the numbers in German! (below)

### Die Zahlen 20-100 (by tens)

20 zwanzig |
70 siebzig |

30 dreißig |
80 achtzig |

40 vierzig |
90 neunzig |

50 fünfzig |
100 hundert * |

60 sechzig |
* or einhundert |

__Note__: The number **sechzig** (60) drops the **s** in **sechs**. The number **siebzig** (70) drops the **en** in **sieben**. The number **dreißig** (30) is the only one of the tens that doesn't end with -**zig**. (**dreißig** = **dreissig**)

**AUDIO** Listen to the numbers above. RealAudio.

**AUDIO** ALL Listening Exercises for Numbers

### Die Zahlen 21-30

21 einundzwanzig |
26 sechsundzwanzig |

22 zweiundzwanzig |
27 siebenundzwanzig |

23 dreiundzwanzig |
28 achtundzwanzig |

24 vierundzwanzig |
29 neunundzwanzig |

25 fünfundzwanzig |
30 dreißig |

__Note__: The number **dreißig** (30) is the only one of the tens that doesn't end with -**zig**.

**AUDIO** Hören Sie zu! The numbers 21-30 in German! RealAudio.

**AUDIO** All Listening Exercises for the Numbers

### Die Zahlen 31-40

31 einunddreißig |
36 sechsunddreißig |

32 zweiunddreißig |
37 siebenunddreißig |

33 dreiunddreißig |
38 achtunddreißig |

34 vierunddreißig |
39 neununddreißig |

35 fünfunddreißig |
40 vierzig |

EXERCISES > Practice Your Numbers for this lesson

**AUDIO** Hören Sie zu! Numbers 31-40 in German! RealAudio.

**AUDIO** All Listening Exercises for the Numbers

### Die Zahlen 41-100 (selected numbers)

41 einundvierzig |
86 sechsundachtzig |

42 zweiundvierzig |
87 siebenundachtzig |

53 dreiundfünfzig |
98 achtundneunzig |

64 vierundsechzig |
99 neunundneunzig |

75 fünfundsiebzig |
100 hundert |

NEXT > Exercises for this Lesson - Practice!

Also see: How to Tell Time in German and German Numbers (all the numbers in German)

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**German Numbers:** 0-20 > **21-100** > 101 and above

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**Answer to the Number Question** (PHOTO above)

The numbers on this German ICE train are similar to those found on most European trains. The large **2** indicates this is a second class car (rather than first class). The cigarette symbol also indicates it is a *Nichtraucherwagen* (a no-smoking car). The smaller numbers (**11-68**) are the seat numbers, important if you have reserved seats (a good idea during the crowded summer travel season). By the way, the pointy-topped building in the background is the **Messeturm** or Trade Fair Tower - now Frankfurt's second tallest skyscraper (**Wolkenkratzer**).

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