Numbers in Alsatian

Learn numbers in Alsatian

Knowing numbers in Alsatian is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Alsatian. Learning to count in Alsatian 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 Alsatian is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Alsatian.

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 Alsatian?

Alsatian (Elsässisch) is a group of Alemannic and Franconian dialects spoken in the French region of Alsace. Belonging to the Indo-European language family, and more specifically to the West Germanic group, it counts about 700,000 speakers. We describe here the dialect spoken in the region of Colmar.

List of numbers in Alsatian

Here is a list of numbers in Alsatian. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Alsatian 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 Alsatian. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Alsatian.

  • 1) eins
  • 2) zwei
  • 3) drèï
  • 4) viar
  • 5) femf
  • 6) sex
  • 7) sewwa
  • 8) ååcht
  • 9) nîn
  • 10) zeh
  • 11) elf
  • 12) zwelf
  • 13) drize
  • 14) viarze
  • 15) fùffze
  • 16) sæchze
  • 17) sewweze
  • 18) åchtze
  • 19) nînze
  • 20) zwånzig
  • 30) drissig
  • 40) viarzig
  • 50) fùffzig
  • 60) sæchzig
  • 70) sewwezig
  • 80) åchtzig
  • 90) nînzig
  • 100) hùnd’rt
  • 1,000) toisig

Numbers in Alsatian: Alsatian numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Alsatian is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Alsatian 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 Alsatian with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Alsatian is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Alsatian. Also, learning how to number in Alsatian 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 Alsatian 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 Alsatian

  • Digits and numbers from one to twelve are specific words: eins [1], zwei [2], drèï [3], viar [4], femf [5], sex [6], sewwa [7], ååcht [8], nîn [9], zeh [10], elf [11], and zwelf [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the word for ten (ze(h)) at the end: drize [13], viarze [14], fùffze [15], sæchze [16], sewweze [17], åchtze [18], and nînze [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -zig at the end of the digits, with the exception of ten: zeh [10], zwånzig [20], drissig [30], viarzig [40], fùffzig [50], sæchzig [60], sewwezig [70], åchtzig [80], and nînzig [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the word a (and), but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: einadrissig [31], femfadrissig [35]).
  • Hundred (hùnd’rt) and thousand (toisig) are not separated from the other numbers by a space (e.g.: hùnd’rteinazwånzig [121], toisigzweihùnd’rtnînze [1,219]).
  • The unit eins (one) loses its final -s when composed in a number, unless it is the only value after a scale name (e.g.: hùnd’rteins [101], toisigeins [1,001]).
  • One million is e Million (Millione in the plural form).
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