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Heute Abend grillen wir Krabben am Spieß.

Translation

Tonight we'll grill crabs on the spit.



Analysis


Heute
     n-n. today
     adv. today
Abend
     n-m. evening; the time from dusk onwards (unlike in English, including the first hours of the night, until midnight)
     n-m. (archaic) The west
grillen
     v. to grill
wir
     pron. we
Krabben
     n. plural of Krabbe
     Krabbe
          n-f. crab
          n-f. shrimp
          n-f. (architecture) crocket
am
     contraction. an + dem, on the, at the
     contraction. Forms the superlative in adverbial and predicate use.
     an
          prep. (with a location in the dative case) on; upon; at; in; against
          prep. (with a time in the dative case) on; in
          prep. (with a dative case object) by; near; close to; next to
          prep. (with a dative case object) by means of; by
          prep. (with an accusative case object) on; onto
          prep. (with an accusative case object) at; against
          prep. (with an accusative case object) to; for
          adv. onward; on
     dem
          art. the; dative singular masculine of der
          art. the; dative singular neuter of der
          pron. dative singular masculine of der
          pron. dative singular neuter of der
Spieß
     n-m. spit (pointed rod)
     n-m. pike (weapon)
     n-m. A rank in the German military, equivalent to company sergeant major in the British Army and first sergeant in the U.S. Army.
     n-m. skewer, a tactic in the game of chess




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