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Is it der, die oder das Prozent?


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

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

Inflection: As a unit of measurement, percent usually remains unflexed: seven percent.

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 Prozent?

How does the declension of Prozent 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 Prozent die Prozente
Genitive des Prozents des Prozentes der Prozente
Dative dem Prozent den Prozenten
Akkusative das Prozent die Prozente

What is the meaning of Prozent in German?

Prozent has various definitions in German:

[1] no plural: proportion of one hundred

[1] kein Plural: Anteil von Hundert

[2] Colloquially, in the plural: discount, discount

[2] umgangssprachlich, im Plural: Vergünstigung, Nachlass

How to use Prozent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Prozent with translations in English.

[1] 70 Prozent der Schüler in dieser Klasse haben eine andere Muttersprache als Deutsch.

[1] 70 percent of the students in this class have a mother tongue other than German.

[1] „Bei den Überweisungen handele es sich um berechtigte Einnahmen der Bahn, damit diese eine Rendite von 14 Prozent erzielen könne.“[2]

[1] "The transfers are legitimate income for the railways so that they can achieve a return of 14 percent." [2]

[1] „Allerdings war das Wissen über die korrekte Anwendung von Antibiotika äußerst lückenhaft: So glauben 65 Prozent, dass Antibiotika gegen Erkältungen und Schnupfen helfen - dabei richten solche Medikamente gegen Viruserkrankungen nichts aus und helfen nur gegen bakterielle Infektionen.“[3]

[1] "However, the knowledge about the correct use of antibiotics was extremely incomplete: 65 percent believe that antibiotics help against colds and runny nose - such drugs do nothing against viral diseases and only help against bacterial infections." [3]

[2] Beim Brillenladen in der Baumstraße gibt es diesen Monat Prozente auf neue Gestelle!

[2] At the eyewear shop on Baumstrasse there is a discount on new frames this month!

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