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Is it der, die oder das Cent?


The correct article in German of Cent is der. So it is der Cent! (nominative case)

The word Cent is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Cent?

How does the declension of Cent work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Cent die Cent die Cents
Genitive des Cents der Cent der Cents
Dative dem Cent den Cent den Cents
Akkusative den Cent die Cent die Cents

What is the meaning of Cent in German?

Cent has various definitions in German:

[1] Europe: coin and its monetary value from the hundredth part of the euro

[1] Europa: Münze und deren Geldwert vom hundertsten Teil des Euros

[2] Coin and its monetary value in the currency systems of other countries; in particular from the dollar, one hundredth of a dollar

[2] Münze und deren Geldwert in Währungssystemen anderer Länder; insbesondere vom Dollar, ein Hundertstel eines Dollars

How to use Cent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Cent with translations in English.

[1] Ich gebe meinem Freund 80 Cent.

[1] I give my friend 80 cents

[1] Die Verkäuferin fordert mich auf, noch 20 Cent zu geben.

[1] The saleswoman asks me to give another 20 cents .



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