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How do decimal points and thousands separators work in Germany?

Yes 36.000€ is 36000 €. In Germany groups of thousands are separated by . and in exchange we have a decimal comma like 36.000,56 € as a result of: (36000 + 56 / 100) €. Just to mention it: If there ...
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How to say "I can read that book in one day" (stressing one)

To stress one day you can say Ich kann das Buch an einem einzigen Tag lesen.
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Is there a way to say "double + any number" in German?

No, that is not common practice. You can spell out the digits "sieben-sieben" or the number "siebenundsiebzig" or can say "zweimal die Sieben" (Numbers are generally feminine in German). "Doppel-..."...
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How are probabilities written in German?

This is not related to writing about probabilities in particular. Most probably this is just a typo of someone who is used to writing in English. You are right, in general a comma is used as the ...
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10s or 100s in German

As far as i know, german has no term for "tens of [something]". Fairly commonly you will hear "Dutzende", meaning several dozen. While not an exact translation, it transports the ...
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Is there a way to say "double + any number" in German?

It is already correct answered: It is not a common practice. But there are exceptions: The zero. There are two usages for the Doppel-Null: There are double-zero agents (Doppel-Null-Agenten) in ...
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How to pronounce fünf in 45

Wiktionary is available in more than 150 different languages, and in each language it contains descriptions of the most frequent used words in this language. German Wiktionary has more than 750,000 ...
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How do decimal points and thousands separators work in Germany?

As shown in the example usage on wikipedia, Germans use , as the decimal seperator and . to group to thousands. Germany: 1.234.567,89 USA: 1,234,567.89
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How are probabilities written in German?

I am teaching statistics too at an Austrian university1 together with a professor for statistics (I'm not a professor). And I noticed, that my colleague - although he is a German native speaker, born, ...
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How to say "I can read that book in one day" (stressing one)

With Ich kann das Buch an einem Tag lesen. you already express that you can read the whole book within one day. Depending on the context there might be rare cases where you want to eliminate any ...
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How to say "I can read that book in one day" (stressing one)

in The shortest variant would be using the temporal preposition in instead of an, as you already found out. In this usage in already implies that something happens within the time span further ...
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How to relay the digits of a phone number?

There is no general rule, but I once heard that secretaries in Germany learn to spell out phone numbers digit by digit for a good reason: In contrast to other languages, German “switches” the order ...
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Warum nennt man die Einer-Ziffer zuerst?

Kurze Antwort: Die Entwicklung der Art wie man Zahlen schreibt und die Entwicklung der Art wie man Zahlen ausspricht, haben voneinander unabhängig stattgefunden und haben nichts miteinander zu tun. Es ...
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How often is 'zwo' actually used in place of 'zwei'

From my understanding, "zwo" is a replacement for the correct "zwei" that has emerged and became relatively widespread when telephones and radio communication were introduced because with bad signal ...
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10s or 100s in German

I found the complete table in Kaushal, Hemani, V. K. Jain, and Subrat Kar. "FSO System Modules and Design Issues." Free Space Optical Communication. Springer, New Delhi, 2017. 91-118. See ...
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What are the ways to read years B. C.?

Generally, the years B. C. are read in the same way as are the years A. D. For example Romulus und Remus waren nach der römischen Mythologie die Gründer der Stadt Rom im Jahre 753 v. Chr. what would ...
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What number is Einsfünfundvierzig?

It's 1 Euro and 45 cents – or whatever denominations are in use in the story. The currency word can be left out in speech when the number is still clear unambiguously. 199,95 € → ...
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"Zwölfhundert" or "eintausendzweihundert"?

For years in the range 1100 to 1999 the "zwölfhundert" variant is common in Germany: The house was built in the year 1980. Das Haus wurde im Jahr neunzehnhundertachtzig gebaut. The variant ...
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How to say "I can read that book in one day" (stressing one)

If your translation doesn't have to be close to the original, I would say something like: Das Buch schaffe ich an einem Tag. Or: Für das Buch brauche ich keinen Tag.
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Wann endet "paar" und beginnt "viele"?

Die Annahme, dass es zwischen "ein paar" und "viele" eine Grenze gibt, ist schon falsch. Während "viele" sich auf eine Anzahl größer als "normal" bezieht, beschreibt "ein paar" eine geringe Anzahl ...
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21st century years pronounced as “zwo-” instead of “zweitausend”

Zwo can be used for zwei. It's mostly used to make sure you mean zwei, not drei. (For the same reason people sometimes say Juno and Julei instead of Juni und Juli.) To me, there is no difference in ...
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What are the German equivalents of “First World War”, “World War I”, and “WWI”?

"1. Weltkrieg" "Erster Weltkrieg" The difference is only that in one case the number is written as number and in the other case the number is written as word - just as you can write "the 1st ...
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Bei minus ein/eins/einem Grad

Workaround: "Die Temperatur morgen bleibt bei -1 Grad" ;-) Spaß beiseite: "Wo (bleibt die Temperatur)" erfordert den Dativ, also wird "eins" so flektiert wie auf der von @Wobby verlinkten Seite (Link)...
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one fifteen euros=115 euros: Is there a german equivalent?

Yes and no. It's all about context. When saying something like "one fifteen" (Eins Fünfzehn) it can be understood as 1.15 . Like in Das macht dann eins fünfzehn (1.15€) Zusammen ergibt das ...
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What are the German equivalents of “First World War”, “World War I”, and “WWI”?

In both English and German, the World Wars are, of course, numbered. There is a first one and there is a second one. The main difference between the two languages here, and the one that leads to what ...
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‘3 out of 10’ on a scale in German

It depends on what you wish to express with that. If you wanted to say "On a scale from one to ten, I'm on level three", then yes, "Drei von zehn" is correct.
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Empfohlene Schreibung von Telefonnummern mit Klammernull

Das ist an sich keine Rechtschreib- oder Typographiefrage und an sich auch keine speziell deutsche Geschichte. Das Format wie nationale und internationale Telefonrufnummern geschrieben werden sollen, ...
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Schreibweise von Zahlen im akademischen Kontext

Ja und nein. Es gibt Empfehlungen aber kein absoluten Regeln. Wähle dem Kontext nach angemessen. Ist die Zahl selbst wichtig oder werden sie verglichen oder mit Einheiten versehen, wird sie ...
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