6. Number Formats

It is very important to remember a few small but crucial differences between printed numbers in German and English. Compare:

German English
12.000 12,000
10,354% 10.354%
1 353 432 1,353,432
SF 5.000,– 5,000.00 Swiss franc
€235.500,34 €235,500.34
1,3 Millionen 1.3 million
3 Milliarden 3 billion
2 Billionen 2 trillion

See the Reference section for more information about numbers and measurements in German.

Last revised on August 29, 2018.