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How to call date of birth or other date in German?

Cardinal numbers

1 - ein

2 - zwei

3 - drei

4 - vier

5 - f ü nf

6 - sechs

7 - sieben

8 - acht

9 - neun

10 - zehn

11 - elf

12 - zw ö lf

13 - dreizehn

14 - vierzehn

15 - f ü nfzehn

16 - sechzehn

17 - siebzehn

18 - achtzehn

19 - neunzehn

20 - zwanzig

21 - einundzwanzig

32 - zweiunddrei ß ig

43 - dreiundvierzig

125 - einhundertf ü nfundzwanzig

655 - sechshundertf ü nfundf ü nfzig

100 - einhundert

1000 - eintausend

10000 - zehntausend

100000 - einhunderttausend

1000000 - ein Million

In numerals with 20 to 99 at first is said later (and it is written) the second figure, then a pretext of und and the first figure. From 100 to 999 at first the figure designating one hundred and then, as in two-place number is told. Formation of numerals from 13 to 19: drei + zehn = dreizehn. Pay attention to numerals 16 and 17, they are an exception of the rule.

All numerals are in writing written in a word. Years in German are read by hundreds. For example, 1981 - neunzehnhunderteinundachtzig (nineteen hundred, one and eighty). And a simple numeral of 1981 (not year) - eintausendneunhunderteinundachtzig.

Ordinal numerals:

1 - y (first) - erster

2 - oh - zweiter

3 - y - dritter

4 - y - vierter

5 - y - f ü nfter

6 - oh - sechster

7 - oh - siebenter

8 - oh - achter

9 - y - neunter

10 - y - zehnter

11 - y - elfter

12 - y - zw ö lfter

13 - y - dreizehnter

14 - y - vierzehnter

15 - y - f ü nfzehnter

16 - y - sechzehnter

17 - y - siebzehnter

18 - y - achtzehnter

19 - y - neunzehnter

20 - y - zwanzigster

21 - y - einundzwanzigster

Ordinal numerals are used only with a concrete article of der, das, die that is the index of a sort - first, first, first etc.

Ordinal numerals are formed by termination addition - te for numerals from 4 to 19 and the terminations - ste for numerals from 20 and above.

In - the first - erstens

In - the second - zweitens

B - the third - drittens

After an ordinal numeral the letter puts an end: der 1. Mai, Peter I., der 8. March.

How to call date of birth (or any other date).

of Wann sind Sie geboren? - When you were born?

of Ich bin 1981 geboren. - I in 1981 was born.

of Ich bin im Jahre 1981 geboren. - I in 1981 was born.

of Wie alt sind Sie? - How old are you?

of Ich bin 27 Jahre alt. - I am 27 years old.

Numerals present difficulty for those who only begin to learn German therefore it is the best of all to learn them, without shelving, otherwise difficult will perceive numerals aurally.