29.1.4 declension of Hunderte, Tausende

Hunderte and Tausende are declined if there is no other number before them, meaning that they are isolated. Hunderte and Tausende can not be used as an adjective. In case this is wanted, you have to use a partial genitive.

Nominativ
  Hunderte gingen auf die Straße, um für die Freiheit zu demonstrieren.
= Hundreds went to the street to demonstrate for freedom.
  Tausende haben sich das Spektakel angesehen, ohne zu reagieren.
= Thousands watched the spectacle without reacting to it.

Genitiv
  Er hat die Ersparnisse Hunderter geraubt.
= He stole the savings of hundreds.
  Er hat das Leben Tausender zerstört.
= He destroyed the live of thousands.
  Er hat die Ersparnisse hunderter von Menschen geraubt.
= He stole the savings of hundreds of people.
  Er hat das Leben tausender von Menschen zerstört.
= He destroyed the live of thousands of people.

Dativ
  Er hat Hunderten Hoffnung gegeben.
= He gave hope to hundreds.
  Er schenkte Tausenden Brot.
= He gave bread to thousands.
  Er hat hunderten von Menschen Hoffnung gegeben.
= He gave hope to hundreds of people.
  Er schenkte tausenden von Menschen Brot.
= He gave bread to thousands of people.

Akkusativ
  Er brachte Hunderte in Sicherheit.
= He saved hundreds.
  Er sah Tausende vorübergehen, ohne ihm zu helfen.
= He watched thousands walk by without helping him.
  Er brachte hunderte von Büchern in Sicherheit.
= He saved hundreds of books.
 

Er sah tausende von Leuten vorübergehen, ohne ihnen zu helfen.
= He watched thousands of people walk by without helping them.

 






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