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Is it der, die oder das Pfund?


The correct article in German of Pfund is das. So it is das Pfund! (nominative case)

The word Pfund is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

The word is not inflected in the meanings [1–3] (unit of weight and money)

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 Pfund?

How does the declension of Pfund 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
Nominative das Pfund die Pfunde
Genitive des Pfunds des Pfundes der Pfunde
Dative dem Pfund dem Pfunde den Pfunden
Akkusative das Pfund die Pfunde

What is the meaning of Pfund in German?

Pfund has various definitions in German:

[1] in Germany; outdated in Austria [1]: unit of mass for approximately or exactly 500 grams

[1] in Deutschland; in Österreich veraltet[1]: Maßeinheit der Masse für zirka beziehungsweise genau 500 Gramm

[2] British and American unit of measure: 453.59237 grams

[2] britische und amerikanische Maßeinheit der Masse: 453,59237 Gramm

[3] with optional addition: currency unit of different countries

[3] mit fakultativem Zusatz: Währungseinheit verschiedener Staaten

[4] transferred: ability / talent as a measure

[4] übertragen: Fähigkeit/Talent als Maß

How to use Pfund in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Pfund with translations in English.

[1] Meine Oma sollte damals ein halbes Pfund Butter kaufen, und das war Luxus!

[1] My grandma was supposed to buy half a pound of butter back then, and that was a luxury!

[1] Ja, ein Pfund Äpfel und 5 Pfund Kartoffeln hätte ich auch noch gerne.

[1] Yes, I would also like a pound of apples and 5 pounds of potatoes.

[1] „Maschmann begann 1947 mit der Bienenzucht, weil die britischen Soldaten für jeden Imker zum Füttern zwei Pfund Zucker extra freigaben.“[3]

[1] "Maschmann started beekeeping in 1947 because the British soldiers gave each beekeeper an extra two pounds of sugar to feed." [3]

[1] „Ein Mann wiegt immerhin seine mindestens fünfundachtzig bis hundertfünfzig Pfund.“[4]

[1] “A man weighs at least eighty-five to one hundred and fifty pounds” [4]

[2] Das ist ein Pfund Earl Grey – hübsche Dose, nicht?

[2] That's a pound of Earl Gray - nice tin, not?

[3] Die Fahrkarte kostet 7 Pfund.

[3] The ticket costs 7 pounds .

[3] „Mit einem Wort, wir sandten ihr fünftausend Pfund in guten Wechseln, und sie erhielt sie sehr pünktlich.“[5]

[3] “In a word, we sent her five thousand pounds in good bills of exchange, and she received them very punctually” [5]

[4] Och, sie hat da schon etliche Pfunde, mit denen sie wuchern kann.

[4] Oh, she already has a number of pounds that she can grow on

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