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# "EinsisteineNummer."

## Translation:One is a number.

March 29, 2013

It is the loneliest number.

Eins ist die einsamste Nummer xD

Sung by Amy MANN....holy shiza! Mind...officially....blown. haha (Man=one. harhar... -_- Ok, I'm done)

Did you means Scheiße? Not Shiza?

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that you'll ever duuuuuu

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!

Yep. Me too.

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

That you'll ever find. Lol

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.

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?

... oder eine Ziffer

"eins" ist eine ZAHL

Why eins and not ein?

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.

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

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

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?

Math is feminine because women are smarter. :p

Math is hard so that women are less manageable. By the way,really gender of math

Feminine!

die Mathematik http://dictionary.reverso.net/german-english/mathematik

It can be confusing because "of mathematics" comes out as "der Mathematik". http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm http://german.about.com/library/blcase_gen.htm

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

Eins Fünf Drei - 153

When I was a kid - a good long time ago - we used to count out (like eenie,meenie, mynie, mo) with "Eins, zwei, drei, horsengoggle." I have no idea where "horsengoggle" came from - I'd guess a corruption of some German phase.

Does any native speaker of German have any idea of a possible German word or phrase which "horsengoggle" might be a corruption of?

no, I don't have the faintest clue

JCFink, interesting! What part of the World was that?

It was in Michigan, USA. I don't remember whether it was just me and my siblings who said this or whether our friends did it too.

I should add we had a grandfather who immigrated (by himself!) at age 13 (1889) from Germany. This may well be where we learned it, although I don't remember HIM ever saying it. I don't remember whether it was just me and my siblings or whether our friends did it too.

He used very little German in front of us, although he regularly said, "Schlafen sie wohl!" at bedtime when we visited. The only other German I remember hearing from him was a table grace: "Komm' lieber Herr Jesu/ Sei unser Gast/ Segne alles was du/ Uns bescheren hast." I took German in college (after two years of it in High School - first German class in our town since World War II) and started writing letters to Grandpa "auf Deutsch". By then he was a very old man, and he seemed so pleased by this. I struggled with his handwriting when he wrote back - the handwriting he had learned as a child was very different from the handwriting he used to write English, which was the common English cursive. But he wrote German in Fraktur (which is spiky - reminded me of an electrocardiogram). One of my German profs was kind enough to help me decipher the Fraktur. I have just googled "Fraktur handwriting" and found some examples - you may not think this is as hard to read as I indicated, but remember his writing had the added shakiness of an old man in his late 80's, then early 90's.

I just looked-up Fraktur writing, I recognise it but didn't know its' name. Again, an interesting memory, thank you.
Cheers, Malcolm

Interessante Erinnerung. May God Bless you grandad and Keep hin in Peace.

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.

It took me so much will power not to type "One is the loneliest number."

obviously it is.

do tell.

Should be "ein." You only add the S if it is the last word in the sentence

No, the position in the sentence has nothing to do with it. The number "one" always translates to "eins", if used in isolation. In front of a noun, the numeral is modified in the same manner as the indefinite article (corresponding to gender and case).

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When referring to the number one, it is 'eins', with an 's'.

It says that Eins=a. I said a is a number, and got it wrong!!!!

Because a isn't a number.

I have a question. I asked my mum (she is German, but I am not) and she said that "one" iz "einz" on German and not "eins". Is it possible that we learn diffrent German here than German in Germany?

The s sounds like a z, but the spelling is "eins".

She's just remembering incorrectly. Eins is pronounced 'einz', but it is spelt correctly here.

Either that or the spelling changed recently, which is unlikely.

I have done all these exercises but they did not register. Please stop sending them to me to do all over again. B.Maizels

Telling us won't do anything.

Shouldn't "eine" translate to "an"?

"Eine" is either "a" or "an" for feminine or plural nouns. In English, "an" is only used before a vowel sound. "Ein" is either "a" or "an" also, but is for Masculine or Neuter nouns in Nominative case and Neuter nouns in Accusative case. Masculine nouns in Accusative case use "einen". http://german.about.com/library/blcase_sum.htm

Adjectives change endings for number (singular and plural), gender (masculine, neuter, feminine) and case (Nominative, Accusative, Dative, Genitive).

oh...really?

I would hope it's a number.

No **** Sherlock

Don't swear. Don't even imply swearing.Please.