Generic numerals




Generic numerals are formed by a cardinal number and -erlei . They indicate the number of different kinds or types of something. They are not inflected and are, at most times, not accompanied by an article. They are categorized in definite and indefinite generic numerals.



Examples of definite generic numerals

einerlei Teig
zweierlei Schokoladen
dreierlei Obst
tausenderlei Gewürze



Examples of indefinite generic numerals

allerlei Praktiken
keinerlei Chancen
vielerlei Auswege