I googled the word "der Cent" and some resources show that the plural form is "die Cents". I'm a little confused because my dictionary shows that the noun "der Cent" doesn't have the plural form. Could you please explain this case?

no plural: PONS: der Cent

Plural: Cents

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Wiki: https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Cent

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    PONS: Cent <-[s], -[s]>, so the plural is Cents. However, when used like a unit, the singular is used: Das kostet 20 Cent.
    – Carsten S
    Oct 1, 2022 at 23:12

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The answer is yes, it does have a plural form, but it is not used in the way that the plural is used in English.

In German, money counts don't take a plural when given as a unit. E.g., "Das kostet 10 Euro und 50 Cent."


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