# -ste

## DutchEdit

### PronunciationEdit

- IPA
^{(key)}: /stə/

### SuffixEdit

**-ste**

- Forms ordinal numbers from cardinal numbers.

#### Usage notesEdit

The ordinal numbers *eerste* and *achtste* are formed with this suffix, as well as ordinals of numbers 20 and above. The ordinals of most numbers 1-19 are formed with *-de*.

The suffix can also be written after a number written in digits (*8ste*, *20ste*). The *e* is sometimes written in superscript, like in French (*8 ^{ste}*,

*20*), but this is discouraged by the Dutch Language Union.

^{ste}^{[1]}

### ReferencesEdit

## GermanEdit

### SuffixEdit

**-ste**