See also: Eins

GermanEdit

German cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : eins
    Ordinal : erste

EtymologyEdit

From eines, originally the neuter form of ein.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

eins

  1. one
    die Nummer eins – the number one
  2. (colloquial) one o'clock
    Es ist eins. – It's one [o'clock].

Usage notesEdit

Eins is not used with a following noun; for that, see ein.

Examples:

Expressing time:

  • um eins - at one o'clock
  • nach eins - after one o'clock
  • kurz vor eins - short before one o'clock
  • ab eins - from one o'clock
  • bis eins - until one o'clock
  • es ist Punkt eins - it's one o'clock sharp
  • halb eins - thirty minutes after twelve o'clock or half-way to one o'clock

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Coordinate termsEdit

PronounEdit

eins

  1. (chiefly colloquial, but accepted in writing) Alternative form of eines.
    Meine Schwester hat ein Fahrrad und ich will auch eins.
    My sister has a bike and I want one, too.

AdverbEdit

eins

  1. (somewhat informal) in the constructions "sich eins sein" (to agree) and "eins werden" (to arrive at an agreement)
    Wir sind über den Preis nicht eins geworden. – We couldn't find an agreement on the price.

SynonymsEdit

einig (more common)


IcelandicEdit

AdverbEdit

eins

  1. alike

Derived termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

eins

  1. used in set phrases
    Hann er eins stór og þú.
    He is as big as you.

Derived termsEdit

Numerals
singular plural
masculine feminine neuter masculine feminine neuter
nominative einn ein eitt einir einar ein
accusative einn eina eitt eina einar ein
dative einum einni einu einum einum einum
genitive eins einnar eins einna einna einna


NumeralEdit

eins

  1. genitive masculine singular of einn
  2. genitive neuter singular of einn
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