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Sentence

Diese Dinge sind dumm

Translation

These things are stupid.



Analysis


diese
     pron. feminine nominative of dieser; this.
     pron. feminine accusative of dieser; this.
     pron. nominative of dieser; these.
     pron. accusative of dieser; these.
     dieser
          pron. this one, this
          pron. that one, that
Dinge
     n. plural of Ding
     Ding
          n-n. thing
          n-n. (mildly disrespectful) thing; girl; boy (young person)
          n-n. (dated) Thing (historic Germanic council)
sind
     v. first-person plural present of sein
     v. third-person plural present of sein
     sein
          v. (with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative) to be
          v. (with a predicate adjective and an indirect object) to feel (to experience a certain condition)
          v. (auxiliary) forms the present perfect and past perfect tense of certain intransitive verbs
          v. (intransitive) to exist; there be; to be alive
          v. (intransitive, colloquial) to have the next turn (in a game, in a queue, etc.)
          v. (intransitive, child language) to be it; to be the tagger in a game of tag
          det. his
          det. its (when the owning object/article/thing/animal etc., is neuter (das) or masculine (m))
dumm
     adj. dumb, stupid




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