How do I answer "I'm alone" in German to the question: "How many are you?" For example at a restaurant.

Ich bin allein hier/eins/ein?

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I'd say it depends on the phrasing of the question, though "Ich bin alleine hier" should work in most circumstances.

Wieviele seid ihr?

  • Ich bin alleine (hier)
  • (Nur) Einer

Wieviele Personen?

Für wieviele?

  • Ich bin alleine (hier)
  • (Für) Eine Person
  • Für Einen
  • Einen
  • Another possibility would be "nur ich" (="just me") – Volker Aug 14 at 9:21

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