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Ich beobachtete wie das Haus brannte.

Translation

I watched the house burn.



Analysis


Ich
     n-n. (psychology) ego, the Ich
     n-n. self, me, him, etc.
     pron. I
beobachtete
     v. first-person singular past tense of beobachten
     v. third-person singular past tense of beobachten
     v. first-person singular subjunctive II of beobachten
     v. third-person singular subjunctive II of beobachten
     beobachten
          v. to watch, to observe
wie
     adv. how
     conj. like
     conj. as
     conj. (colloquial, nonstandard) than
     conj. (chiefly colloquial) when (referring to the past)
das
     art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
     art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
     pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
     pron. this, that (demonstrative)
     pron. (colloquial) it
     der
          art. the; definite article for several declensions:
          art.    Nominative singular masculine
          art.    Genitive singular feminine
          art.    Dative singular feminine
          art.    Genitive plural for all genders.
          pron. who; that; which
          pron. (attributive, stressed) that
          pron. (indicative) him, he
          pron. (differential) the one, him
Haus
     n-n. house
     n-n. theatre
brannte
     v. first-person singular past tense of brennen
     v. third-person singular past tense of brennen
     brennen
          v. (intransitive) to burn; to light on fire
          v. (intransitive) to burn; to be on fire
          v. (intransitive) to have a strong affection for; to be affectionate
          v. (intransitive) to be lit, to be on (of a light or lamp)
          v. (intransitive) to irritate; to induce pain or another pianful sensation; to bite; to sting (especially in the eyes)
          v. (intransitive) to smart; to sting (a sore or wound)
          v. to fire; to bake; to kiln (tiles and pottery)
          v. to distil (alcoholic beverages such as schnapps)
          v. (transitive, computing) to burn; to archive data on a storage medium. (such as CDs, DVDs, etc.)
          v. (intransitive, figuratively) to emit heat
          v. to roast
          v. to bream (clean a ship etc. by fire and scraping)




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