# How to Write and Pronounce Numbers in German: 3 Steps

If the situation calls for it, you may have to count and spell the numbers in German. It is not a skill that you have to develop, but if you want to learn German, you have to know how to count all the numbers in German.

## Steps

#### Step 1. Learn the numbers:

• 0 - null - noll
• 1 - eins - ains
• 2 - zwei - tsvai
• 3 - drei - drai
• 4 - Fri - legit
• 5 - fünf - fiunf
• 6 - sechs - zexs
• 7 - sieben - siiben
• 8 - acht - ajt
• 9 - neun - noin
• 10 - zehn - tseen
• 11 - elf - elf
• 12 - zwölf - tsvolf
• 13 - dreizehn - drai-tseen
• 14 - vierzehn - legit-tseen
• 15 - fünfzehn - fiunf-tseen
• 16 - sechzehn - zex- tseen
• 17 - siebzehn - siib- tseen
• 18 - achtzehn - ajt- tseen
• 19 - neunzehn - noin- tseen
• 20 - zwanzig - tsvan-tsig
• 30 - dreiβig - drei-sig
• 40 - vierzig - legit-tsig
• 50 - fünfzig - fiunf-tsig
• 60 - sechzig - zex- tsig
• 70 - siebzig - siib-tsig
• 80 - achtzig - ajt-tsig
• 90 - neunzig - noin-tsig
• 100 - hundert - hun-dert
• 200 - zweihundert - tsvei-hun-dert

### Etc etc

#### Step 3. After that, you should know how to write the "between numbers", such as:

• 21 - einundzwanzig - ain-und-tsvantsig
• 22 - zweiundzwanzig - tsvai- und-tsvantsig
• 23 - dreiundzwanzig - drai-und-tsvantsig

• Etc etc.

### Einsundzwanzig literally translates to "one and twenty". The idea is that you do this with any of the "between numbers" such as:

• 36 - sechsunddreiβig - zexs-und-drai-sig
• 44 - vierundvierzig - legit-und-legit-tsig
• 59 - neunundfünfzig - noin-und-fiunf-tsig

### Etc etc

• The "z" in German is pronounced like a "ts" in Spanish.
• The "s" in German is pronounced like a "z" in English.
• In German, "ig" at the end of the word is pronounced like a very soft "k".