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Sentence

Er ist ganz allein.

Translation

He is all alone.



Analysis


er
     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
ist
     v. third-person singular 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))
ganz
     adj. entire, whole, complete
     adj. (colloquial) whole, intact
     adj. (in certain combinations) true, real
     adj. (mathematics) integer (of a number)
     adv. quite, rather
     adv. very
     adv. wholly, entirely, all
allein
     adj. (only predicative) alone
     adv. alone
     adv. (formal, poetic) only




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