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The year 1995 is read in English
This means we read the first two digits as a single number and then the next two digits, with the same rule.
Is this rule true in German?
I mean, should we read it as
What about 2007?
May 16, 2015 at 5:14
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In German generally (i.e. not just in Germany but also in Austria and in Switzerland), years are pronounced like this:
Or in words, the numbers are pronounced normally except that from 1100 to 1999, XYAB is pronounced as XY hundert AB.
PS: The English style of pronouncing years is also used occasionally as it is shorter, but it's only borderline correct.
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May 16, 2015 at 5:52
The year 1995 is read
neunzehnhundertfünfundneunzig. You might also hear neunzehnfünfundneunzig, but that is more colloquial.
2007 is read as
zweitausendsieben, although you sometimes hear zwanzigsieben.
May 16, 2015 at 5:48
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The same pattern holds true for all year-numbers between 1100 and 1999.
But 378 "dreihundertachtundsiebzig" and 1077 "eintausendsiebenundsiebzig".
2007 would be "zweitausendsieben" and 2018 "zweitausendachtzehn"
Feb 28, 2018 at 12:51
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