Numbers in Pennsylvania German

Learn numbers in Pennsylvania German

Knowing numbers in Pennsylvania German is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Pennsylvania German. Learning to count in Pennsylvania German may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Pennsylvania German is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Pennsylvania German.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Pennsylvania German?

Pennsylvania German (Pennsilfaanisch-Deitsch, Pennsilfaani-Deitsch), also known as Pennsylvania Dutch, is a West Germanic language of the Indo-European family, of the High German group. Mostly spoken nowadays by the Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in the United States (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana) and in Canada (Ontario), it counts about 300,000 speakers.

List of numbers in Pennsylvania German

Here is a list of numbers in Pennsylvania German. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Pennsylvania German from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Pennsylvania German. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Pennsylvania German.

  • 1) eens
  • 2) zwee
  • 3) drei
  • 4) vier
  • 5) fimf
  • 6) sex
  • 7) siwwe
  • 8) acht
  • 9) nein
  • 10) zehe
  • 11) elf
  • 12) zwelf
  • 13) dreizeh
  • 14) vazeh
  • 15) fuffzeh
  • 16) sechzeh
  • 17) siwwezeh
  • 18) achtzeh
  • 19) neinzeh
  • 20) zwansich
  • 30) dreissich
  • 40) vazich
  • 50) fuffzich
  • 60) sechzich
  • 70) siwwezich
  • 80) achtzich
  • 90) neinzich
  • 100) en hunnert
  • 1,000) en dausend
  • one million) en millyon

Numbers in Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvania German numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Pennsylvania German is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Pennsylvania German you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Pennsylvania German with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Pennsylvania German is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Pennsylvania German. Also, learning how to number in Pennsylvania German yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Pennsylvania German at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Pennsylvania German

  • Digits and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: null [0], eens [1], zwee [2], drei [3], vier [4], fimf [5], sex [6], siwwe [7], acht [8], nein [9], zehe [10], elf [11], and zwelf [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the shortened word for ten (zeh) at the end, with some exceptions: dreizeh [13], vazeh [14] (and not vierzeh), fuffzeh [15] (and not fimfzeh), sechzeh [16], siwwezeh [17], achtzeh [18], and neinzeh [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -sich/-zich at the end of the multiplier digit, with the exception of ten and twenty: zehe [10], zwansich [20], dreissich [30], vazich [40], fuffzich [50], sechzich [60], siwwezich [70], achtzich [80], and neinzich [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the un (and) word with no space, but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: eenundreissich [31], fimfundreissich [35]).
  • The unit eens (one) loses its final -s when composed in a number, unless it is the only value after a scale name (e.g.: en hunnert un eens [101], en dausend eens [1,001]).
  • Hundred (hunnert), thousand (dausend), and million (millyon) are formed by saying the multiplier digit first, then the scale name separated with a space (e.g.: en hunnert [100], zwee hunnert [200], drei dausend [3,000], vier dausend [4,000], fimf millyon [5 million]). When the multiplier is one, eens becomes en with only one e (e.g.: en dausend [1,000], en millyon [one million]). When a hundred is directly followed by a unit, the coordinating word un reappears, whereas it is not used with compound numbers (e.g.: en hunnert un siwwe [107], nein hunnert neinunneinzich [999], en dausend nein hunnert neinunsiwwezich [1,979]).
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