-ste

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ste

  1. Forms ordinal numbers from cardinal numbers.
    acht + ‎-ste → ‎achtste
    twintig + ‎-ste → ‎twintigste
    Synonyms: -e, -de

Usage notes[edit]

The ordinal numbers eerste and achtste are formed with this suffix, as well as ordinals of numbers 20 and above. The ordinals of most numbers 1-19 are formed with -de.

The suffix can also be written after a number written in digits (8ste, 20ste). The e is sometimes written in superscript, like in French (8ste, 20ste), but this is discouraged by the Dutch Language Union.[1]

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German[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ste

  1. -th, -nd etc; Used to form the ordinal form of a cardinal number

Derived terms[edit]