I noticed that people sometimes use fuchzehn and fuchzig instead of fünfzehn and fünfzig. Is there a certain reason or is this just dialect?

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    IMHO fuchzehn and fuchzig should not be in this dictionary. Aug 5, 2014 at 13:18
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    I have never heard that. We sometimes use "fuffzehn" and "fuffzig" in common speech (and "Nullachtfuffzehn").
    – hellcode
    Aug 5, 2014 at 14:53
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    @FranzEbner Why not? It is denoted as dialect.
    – user6191
    Aug 5, 2014 at 15:10
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    @Carlster What would happen, if everyone would add his own dialect words? This would end in a total mess, unusable. Aug 5, 2014 at 16:18
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    These words are used in several Austrian and Bavarian dialects. I can definitely confirm they are used here (Niederösterreich/Wien).
    – Hulk
    Aug 6, 2014 at 6:58

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It's just dialect. Only "fünfzehn" and "fünfzig" are correct.


The pronunciation fuchzehn (as well as fuffzehn) is a regional variant of the standard German word fünfzehn. It is mainly used in the south-east of the German language area. The area of distribution is shown in a linguistic map of the linguistic atlas Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache:

Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache


Ich kenne nur fuffzig und fuffzehn (Dialekt), nicht "fuchzig" oder "fuchzehn".

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    In Dialekten gibt es bekanntlich keine standardisierte Schreibweise oder Aussprache. Ich kenne jedenfalls beide Varianten.
    – Ingmar
    Aug 8, 2014 at 10:10
  • "fuchzehn" und "fuchzig" kommen in österreichischen Dialekten vor. Aug 8, 2014 at 11:20
  • Im bairischen auch.
    – SAnderka
    Aug 8, 2014 at 11:52
  • Ich höre es oft in Erlangen.
    – schlingel
    Aug 14, 2019 at 13:24

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