Multiplicative numerals

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Multiplicative numerals are formed by a cardinal number and the suffix -fach . They indicate the number of parts something consists of. They are mainly used before a noun as attributive adjectives and are inflected like adjectives. They are categorized in definite and indefinite multiplicative numerals.

 

 

Examples of definite multiplicative numerals
dreifacher Mord
vierfache Nominierung
fünffache Mutter
zweifaches Jubiläum

 

 

Examples of indefinite multiplicative numerals
vielfache Möglichkeiten
mehrfacher Sieger
mannigfache Enthüllungen