Numbers in Bavarian

Learn numbers in Bavarian

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

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 Bavarian?

Bavarian language (Boarisch), also known as Austro-Bavarian, is a group of Upper German languages of the Indo-European family. Comprised of three main dialect groups (Northern Bavarian, Central Bavarian and Southern Bavarian), it is spoken in Bavaria (Germany) and in some parts of Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary. It counts about 13.25 million speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Bavarian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Bavarian

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

  • 1) oas
  • 2) zwoa
  • 3) drei
  • 4) fiare
  • 5) fimfe
  • 6) sechse
  • 7) sieme
  • 8) åchte
  • 9) neine
  • 10) zene
  • 11) öife
  • 12) zwöife
  • 13) dreizea
  • 14) fiazea
  • 15) fuchzea
  • 16) sechzea
  • 17) sibzea
  • 18) åchzea
  • 19) neizea
  • 20) zwånzge
  • 30) dreißge
  • 40) fiazge
  • 50) fuchzge
  • 60) sechzge
  • 70) sibzge
  • 80) åchtzge
  • 90) neinzge
  • 100) hundad
  • 1,000) dausnd

Numbers in Bavarian: Bavarian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from one to twelve are specific words: oas [1], zwoa [2], drei [3], fiare [4], fimfe [5], sechse [6], sieme [7], åchte [8], neine [9], zene [10], öife [11], and zwöife [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding a form of the word for ten (zea, from zene) at the end: dreizea [13], fiazea [14], fuchzea [15], sechzea [16], sibzea [17], åchzea [18], and neizea [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix zge at the end of the multiplier digit, with the exception of ten and twenty: zene [10], zwånzge [20], dreißge [30], fiazge [40], fuchzge [50], sechzge [60], sibzge [70], åchtzge [80], and neinzge [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the a (and) word with no space, the unit being said before the ten with some changes in the digit, as we can see in the following twenties: oanazwånzge [21], zwoarazwånzge [22], dreiazwånzge [23], fiarazwånzge [24], fimfazwånzge [25], sechsazwånzge [26], simmazwånzge [27], åchtazwånzge [28], and neinazwånzge [29].
  • The hundreds are formed by joigning the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (hundad), except for one hundred itself: hundad [100], zwoahundad [200], dreihundad [300], fiahundad [400], fimfhundad [500], sechshundad [600], simhundad [700], åchthundad [800], and neihundad [900].
  • The word for thousand is dausnd.
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