"Das Prozent ist neu."

April 1, 2013


In what context would this be encountered? Does this refer to a discount in a shop for example?

April 1, 2013

It sounds awkward and I can't think of any use for it. I guess it's just one of those meaningless phrases typical of Duolingo.

April 2, 2013

I had the same question. Could it be regarding e.g. an new interest for a bank account or say the support of a political party in a poll?

April 6, 2013

No, if you talk about percentages in those contexts you'd have to use words like interest rates ('Zinsraten') and votes ('Wählerstimmen'). Kueckauer is right, there is absolutely no use for this phrase in German.

April 15, 2013

It could be used when examining data. Like, that percentage of population growth is a new figure.

April 29, 2013

I don't think anyone would say "das Prozent". I'd use something like "der Wert" (the value).

April 29, 2013
Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.