When I search in google
"habe kein Interesse an" -> 310.000 results
"habe keine Interesse an" -> 6.380 results

"habe groß Interesse an" -> 50 results
"habe große Interesse an" -> 5.180 results

What's the reason for this inconsistency, i.e. why kein rather than keine?

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    Sometimes even german people cannot write down their language correctly. A significant number of typos is another source for your results. May 10, 2018 at 14:48
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    For the sake of completeness and correctness, you should also look up "habe großes Interesse an"
    – Arsak
    May 10, 2018 at 19:46

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OK, I write the answer because it seems native speakers can hardly understand what problems non-native speakers have.

It is "das Interesse" - neuter, not feminine. Therefore, "kein Interesse" is correct and "keine Interesse" is not.

I remember it was a bit problem for me too, this word sounds sooo feminine and in my language it is feminine...

  • I understand the difficulty, but looking up the gender in a dictionary is still something that you should have done before asking the question, and it would not have been more effort than your Google investigation.
    – Carsten S
    May 10, 2018 at 16:40
  • @CarstenS I did, but I was so sure it was feminine that I misread everytime.
    – Oppenede
    May 10, 2018 at 19:54

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