einmal

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German[edit]

German numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: eins, (before a noun) ein
    Ordinal: erste
    Sequence adverb: erstens
    Ordinal abbreviation: 1.
    Adverbial: einmal
    Adverbial abbreviation: 1-mal
    Multiplier: einfach
    Multiplier abbreviation: 1-fach
    Fractional: Ganzes
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German einmāle, equivalent to ein +‎ -mal. Compare Middle Low German ênmâl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯nmaːl/
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Adverb[edit]

einmal

  1. once, one time (one and only one time)
    Ich werde das nur einmal sagen.
    I'm only going to say it once.
  2. once (formerly; during some period in the past)
    Es war einmal eine schöne Prinzessin.There was once a beautiful princess.
  3. sometime (at an indefinite but stated time in the past or future)
  4. first of all, for starters, firstly (as an initial point; before any other considerations)

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