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How do you say "I am in the 9th Grade"?

Ich bin in der 9ten Klasse.

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You are almost right but in writing it's "Ich bin in der 9. Klasse". –  Vineeth Dec 10 '13 at 3:35
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Or, of course: Ich bin in der neunten Klasse. –  Ingmar Dec 10 '13 at 8:01
    
@Vineeth, feel free to post your answer as an answer ;) –  Nevik Rehnel Dec 10 '13 at 8:10
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"Ich gehe in die 9. Klasse" is way more common and idiomatic where I come from. –  RegDwight Dec 10 '13 at 12:34
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You got your guess right in your question. Circumstantially,

  • In writing it's "Ich bin in der 9. Klasse".
  • Spelled out "Ich bin in der neunten Klasse".
  • Pronounced [ɪç bɪn ɪn deɐ̯ nɔɪ̯ntn ˈklasə].
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English being a language with very irregular pronunciation, I don't see any advantage in writing a German sentence in "English phonetics". I moreover suspect that it motivates a wrong pronunciation. –  c.p. Dec 10 '13 at 12:21
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There are several ways:

Ich bin in der 9. Klasse. / Ich bin in der neunten Klasse. (colloquial-normal register)

Ich gehe in die 9. Klasse. / Ich gehe in die neunte Klasse. (colloquial-normal register)

Ich besuche die 9. Klasse. / Ich besuche die neunte Klasse. (normal-elevated register)

Ich bin 9.-Klässler. / Ich bin Neuntklässler. (colloquial-normal register, seldomly used in first person)

And instead of Klasse one can also say Klassenstufe.

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