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Sentence

Wir müssen es nicht machen.

Translation

We do not need to do it.



Analysis


wir
     pron. we
müssen
     v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive → “müssen” replaces the past participle) to have to (do something); must; to be obliged (to do something); to need (to do something).
     v. (intransitive, with past participle “gemusst”) to have to do something implied; must; to be obliged.
es
     pron. it (referring to things)
     pron. he (with reference to male creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
     pron. she (with reference to female creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
     pron. (for impersonal verbs) it
     art. (regional, colloquial) alternative form of das
nicht
     adv. not
     interj. (tag question, dated or formal) right?; is it?; is it not?
machen
     v. to make; to produce; to create an object, arrangement, situation etc.
     v. to take (a photo)
     v. to prepare (e.g. food, drinks)
     v. (transitive, informal) to do (to perform an action)
     v. (transitive, colloquial) to matter (only impersonally)
     v. (transitive, informal, colloquial) to come to; to total; to cost (prices)
     v. (transitive, informal, colloquial) to earn; to receive or create profit




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