"Five, two, one, four"

Translation:Fünf, zwei, eins, vier

August 5, 2017

10 Comments


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Should that be zwei not zwo?

August 5, 2017

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    Often when reciting a string of numbers Germans will say zwo instead because it's more distinct than zwei, which can sound similar to drei. This is especially the case over the phone or a public address system for example, where the audio quality is degraded. Saying zwei is however also correct.

    August 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fazel440395

    Wow! Perfect explanation. Thanks for your helpful answer.

    August 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/eocansey

    Thanks for the explanation. I never knew this

    March 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/cellogirl28

    ooohhhh thank you very much!

    April 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mahesh542142

    Danke

    November 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tams73863

    I'm sure you are right and it's OK we say so in order to make a difference. However I've learned in school, that the official 'two' in german is 'zwei'. By the way, I've heard 'zwo' once I was in Austria, but I thought it's just an accent, so I thank you too. :)

    February 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/RodrigoAmorim99

    5 2 1 4 works ahaha

    May 31, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ILoveUAlla1

    Zwei not zwo

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/peral1234

    Apparently, it is also valid.

    June 26, 2019
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