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Sentence

Es kann ja nicht immer so bleiben.

Translation

It obviously cannot always remain so.



Analysis


Es
     n-n. (psychology) id
     n-n. (music) E-flat
     pron. it (referring to things)
     pron. he (with reference to male creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
     pron. she (with reference to female creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
     pron. (for impersonal verbs) it
     art. (regional, colloquial) alternative form of das
kann
     v. first-person singular present of können
     v. third-person singular present of können
     können
          v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “können”) To be able (to do something); can.
          v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “können”) To be allowed (to do something); to be permitted (to do something); may.
          v. (transitive, past participle: “gekonnt”) To know how to do (something); to know; to understand; to be able to do (something); to be capable of; can do (something).
          v. (intransitive, past participle: “gekonnt”) To be able to do something implied; can.
          v. (intransitive, colloquial, usually in negation) to be possible, to make sense
ja
     adv. yes
     adv. (intensifier) obviously; certainly; of course; really; just; as you know; as is generally known (indicates and emphasises that one is expressing a known fact)
     interj. yes
nicht
     adv. not
     interj. (tag question, dated or formal) right?; is it?; is it not?
immer
     adv. always
     adv. (with comparative) more and more
     adv. (colloquial, unstressed) used to emphasize another adverb of time, which itself is strongly stressed
so
     adv. so, that
     adv. as (followed by an adjective or adverb plus wie in a statement of equality)
     adv. thus, like this/that, in this/that way, in this/that manner
     adv. (colloquial,) expletive; sometimes intensifying, sometimes with no noticeable meaning
     conj. (archaic) an, if
     pron. (obsolete, relative) that, which, who
bleiben
     v. (intransitive) to remain (to continue to be)
     v. (intransitive, + infinitive) to keep (on); to continue (see usage notes below)
     v. (intransitive) to stay; to remain in a place
     v. (intransitive) to be; to be stuck; implying tardiness
     v. (intransitive, + dative) to be left for someone
     v. (intransitive, + bei) to stick with; to stay with


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