eins

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German[edit]

German cardinal numbers
0 1 2
    Cardinal : eins
    Ordinal : erste

Etymology[edit]

From eines, originally the neuter form of ein.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

eins

  1. one
    die Nummer eins – the number one
  2. (colloquial) one o'clock
    Es ist eins. – It's one [o'clock].

Usage notes[edit]

Eins is not used with a following noun; for that, see ein.

Examples:

Expressing time:

  • um eins - at one o'clock
  • nach eins - after one o'clock
  • kurz vor eins - short before one o'clock
  • ab eins - from one o'clock
  • bis eins - until one o'clock
  • es ist Punkt eins - it's one o'clock sharp
  • halb eins - thirty minutes after twelve o'clock or half-way to one o'clock

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Coordinate terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

eins

  1. Alternative form of eines
    Meine Schwester hat ein Fahrrad und ich will auch eins.
    My sister has a bike and I want one, too.

Usage notes[edit]

Only this form is commonly heard in colloquial German. In formal writing, eins is also perfectly acceptable but somewhat less frequent than eines.

Adverb[edit]

eins

  1. (somewhat informal) in the constructions "sich eins sein" (to agree) and "eins werden" (to arrive at an agreement)
    Wir sind über den Preis nicht eins geworden. – We couldn't find an agreement on the price.

Synonyms[edit]

einig (more common)


Icelandic[edit]

Adverb[edit]

eins

  1. alike

Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

eins

  1. used in set phrases
    Hann er eins stór og þú.
    He is as big as you.

Derived terms[edit]

Numerals
singular plural
masculine feminine neuter masculine feminine neuter
nominative einn ein eitt einir einar ein
accusative einn eina eitt eina einar ein
dative einum einni einu einum einum einum
genitive eins einnar eins einna einna einna


Numeral[edit]

eins

  1. genitive masculine singular of einn
  2. genitive neuter singular of einn