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Er war geschlagen worden.


He had been beaten.


     n. a person or animal of male gender, a male
     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
     pron. (personal) she (when the grammatical gender of the noun being referred to and designating a female person, is masculine (der)).
     pron. (personal, archaic) Alternative spelling of Er, tr=you (polite)
     v. first-person singular preterite of sein
          v. (copulative, with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative) to be
          v. (with a dative object and certain adjectives) to feel, (to experience a condition)
          v. (with a dative object and nach or danach, sometimes with zumute) to feel like, to be in the mood for
          v. (auxiliary) forms the present perfect and past perfect tenses of certain intransitive verbs
          v. to exist; there to be; to be alive
          v. to have the next turn (in a game, in a queue, etc.)
          v. to be "it"; to be the tagger in a game of tag
          det. his
          det. its (agreeing with a masculine or neuter noun)
          det.          (informal) Used to express an approximate number, often with so.
          det. one's
     Participle. past participle of schlagen
          v. to beat; to hit; to knock; to strike; to punch; to hammer; to pound
          v. to beat; to win against; to defeat
          v. to beat; to strike repeatedly; to pound
          v. to beat; to whip; to mix food in a rapid aerating fashion
          v. (of a clock) to chime
          v. to fight
     Participle. past participle of werden
          v. (auxiliary) will; to be going (to do something); forms the future tense
          v. (auxiliary) would; forms the subjunctive tense of most verbs
          v. (auxiliary) to be done; forms the passive voice
          v. (copulative, past participle geworden) to become; to get; to grow; to turn
          v. (with a dative object and certain adjectives) to begin or come to feel or experience (a condition)
          v. (copulative, colloquial) to be, to happen, to occur (in the future)
          v. (colloquial) to be going to work

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