|1,2,3...9||digits (Ziffern); also: figures (e.g. figure eight)|
|1,2,3,... ad infinitum||numbers (ganze Zahlen); in a row|
|12.82, 5%, 7 miles, € 34,...||figures (representing something)|
|12.82 (point not comma in English!)||twelve POINT eight two (so two decimals)|
|%||per cent (stress on "cent"); percentage;|
|0||zero (US), oh (UK), nought (science, maths), nil (sports)|
|"the 1st" (NOT "the 1.")||In English, the full stop does not turn a cardinal into an ordinal number!|
million (careful: 3 million – not 3 millions!)
|half (no article!)||die Hälfte|
|a third||ein Drittel|
|a quarter / three quarters||ein Viertel / drei Viertel|
|a fifth, a sixth, ...||ein Fünftel, ein Sechstel, ...|
in the morning (until lunchtime) OR
a.m. short for “ante meridiem”, i.e. “before noon”
There is no separate word for “Vormittag”!
It’s (a) quarter past ten a.m. / in the morning.
It’s 12 o’clock / lunchtime.
in the afternoon OR
p.m. short for “post meridiem”, i.e. “after noon”
It’s (a) quarter to three p.m. / in the afternoon.
in the evening / (late) at night
It’s half past eight p.m. / in the evening.
e.g. 4 June 2018
No full stop after the number! We tend not to write 4th anymore!
We say: “(on) the fourth of June ” or “(on) June the fourth”
e.g. June 4, 2018
We say: “(on) June fourth”
Date-Time-Group – DTG
DD …date of the month
HHMM …time, 24-hr format
A/B/Z …military time zone
MON …month (first 3 letters, capitalised in the US but not by AAF)
YY …last two digits of the year
In German, we write figures like this: 1.234.567,89 and use points to separate thousands. In English, it is exactly the other way round: 1,234,567.89
Here, the commas serve to separate the thousands.
For the time of day, we use “at” (e.g. The meeting starts AT ten).We use the numbers 1 to 12 for saying the time. The numbers 13 to 24 are normally just used for e.g. train departure times, and in the military 2400h format.
If the British say, “Let’s meet at half six”, they mean half PAST, so 6.30!