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German translation of “number”

number

noun /ˈnambə/
(sometimes abbreviated to no plural nos when written in front of a figure ) a word or figure showing eg how many of something there are, or the position of something in a series etc
die Nummer
Seven was often considered a magic number Answer nos 1–10 of exercise 2.
a ( large ) quantity or group (of people or things)
die (An)Zahl
He has a number of records There were a large number of people in the room .
one issue of a magazine
die Ausgabe
the autumn number.
a popular song or piece of music
der Schlager
He sang his most popular number.
numberless adjective very many.
zahllos
number-plate noun one of the metal plates carried on the front and back of a motor vehicle showing the registration number of the vehicle .
das Nummernschild
his etc days are numbered he etc won’t last much longer
seine, etc. Tage sind gezählt
He’s seriously ill and his days are clearly numbered .
without number very many
unzählige Male
I’ve told him times without number (= very often) not to do that.
a number of, meaning ‘several’, is plural: A number of boys are absent today. the number of, meaning ‘the total quantity of’ is singular: The number of girls in the class is small.
(Definition of number from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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