# "Eins ist eine Nummer."

March 29, 2013

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It is the loneliest number.

Eins ist die einsamste Nummer xD

Came here looking for this. I wasnt disappointed

That is exactly what I thought.....but you beat me to it

And you beat me to that statement!

But two can be as bad one.

it s the lonliest number since the number 1

and three is cruel, as in third person xD

I sang that...in German!

I was sure i wasnt alone when i thought of that

What's the difference between Zahl and Nummer? When use each one?

"Nummer" is used when the number is part of an organized collection of numbers, like a phone number. "Zahl" is used when you just have a number, like an integer in math. The sentence above should probably be "eins ist eine Zahl."

To WolfStriker1: I think 'Zahl' would be equivalent to the English word 'digit' (numbers from zero to nine). Am I correct? I am waiting for your answer. Greetings. May 10, 2016.

Mod

Integer (whole numbers only) = Ganze Zahl
Digit (911 has 3 digits) = Zahlzeichen
Numeral (0-9) = Ziffer
Number (nominal, i.e. for identification) = Nummer
Number (mathematical, including fractions; rational, irrational imaginary numbers) = Zahl

Dankeschön

digit would be "Ziffer"

Yes. Based on those premises, it would seem that the better sentence would be "Eins is eine Zahl."

definitely

So in English, it would be 'numeral, digit' for Zahl and 'number' for Nummer?

Untuk orang Indonesia, Zahl = 'angka' dan Nummer = 'nomor', bener gak?

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... oder eine Ziffer

"eins" ist eine ZAHL

"Ich bin nicht eine Nummer, ich bin ein frei Mann!" Iron Maiden, Deutsched.

Why eins and not ein?

Mod

The numeral 1 is Eins.

Ein/eine/etc. is the indefinite article and means "a/an" or "one (of something)”.

You would use Eins when doing mathematics, or reading out a telephone number. But if you would ask for "One beer please!" you would use Ein.

My German friend says both Nummer and Zahl would be correct.

What's zero?

So the British were right all along!

Natürlich zahle = natural number

Mod

No, die natürlichen Zahlen are the 'natural numbers', i.e. the positive integers that can be used for counting: 1, 2, 3, etc.

Why does it accept "one is a rate"? Does Nummer have several meanings?

Ein ... Eins?????

ein = an (masc./neuter)
eins = a numeral
Eins und eins sind zwei.
Ein Bier, bitte!

Eins ist die einsamste Nummer.

Nummer is pronounced exactly like in Romanian. We just spell it differently, număr :)

Why not " eins ist ein nummer " ?

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'Nummer' is feminine, therefore 'eine' is the appropriate indefinite article. And remember to capitalize your nouns.

is Eins a noun?

Eins is the number 1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/eins It is special as it is considered a cardinal number and is only used for counting or math.

If nummer's gender is female, which gender is maths?

Why eins instead of ein? What's that s doing there?

The number 1 when used for counting or in math is "eins" http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang07.htm

The article ein/ein/eine/eine (masculine/neuter/feminine/plural) means "a", "an", or "one" as describing a noun. http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang03.htm

This sentence doesn't make sense.

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Please express why this sentence does not make sense. It makes perfect sense to me.

the thing confused me with the first translation of eins being a so I accidentlly wrote "a is a number" -_-

What else would it be?

in computers: "1" - String (str) 1 - Integer (number) (int) 1 - (1 or 0) Boolean (true) (Bool)

It's nice to know there are still Three Dog Night fans out there!

Obviously

I am not a number. I am a free man!

No bleep sherlock

Hey i have a question it has nothing to do with this question though how do you pronounce souber? Sober or Zouber Bitte! Danke!!!!

"souber" is not an existing German word.

In Deutschland sagen wir immer, eins ist eine Zahl. Nummer und Ziffer sind eher speziell.

Je nach Kontext sind alle drei möglich. Aber ohne einen solchen würde ich auch "eins ist eine Zahl" für das Normalste halten.

Genau so sehe ich das auch. Warum schreibst du mir denn, dass das Unsinn ist

Ich hatte zuerst einen inzwischen gelöschten Kommentar gelesen, der für "Nummer" als Normalform plädierte, und dann nicht genau hingesehen und dir das ebenfalls unterstellt. Ich habe meinen Irrtum aber sofort gesehen und meinen Kommentar entsprechend abgeändert.

Why is it eins and not ein?

If it is not qualifying a noun but as a single number standing alone, you always use the form "eins" (the neuter declinated nominative (and accusative) form).

La lalalalaa ..♪♪ here's my number ♪♫. I just love that song. Sadly it has no bearing on the sentence: One is a number.

Are you sure?