Interrogative pronouns are used to ask for someone or something. They replace the noun, that is referred to in the question.
|Wie viel?||How much?||
|Wie viele?||How many?||
The interrogative pronouns stand in the same case as the noun, that the question refers to.
With "Wer?" you ask for persons and with "Was?" for things. There is no distinction for gender or singular and plural.
The interrogative pronoun "Wer?" changes according to which case the referred to noun is in.
The interrogative pronouns "welcher", "welche" und "welches" are used, when we ask for a part of a variety of various persons or things. In English they are always translated with "Which".
The interrogative pronoun 'welcher/welche/welches' also has do be declined according to the case of the noun they ask for:
The question "Was für eine/e?" ("What kind of?") is used, when you ask for a characteristic of a person or thing.
To ask about quantity we have the same distinction as in English.
|Wie viele?||Wie viel?|
|Usage||for countable amounts (how many?)||for uncountable amounts (how much?)|
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