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Wo ist er denn?

Translation

Where is he, then? (Where ever can he be?)



Analysis


wo
     adv. (interrogative) where
     adv. (relative) where
     adv. (relative) when
     adv. (indefinite, colloquial) somewhere
     conj. (colloquial) when
     pron. (relative, dialectal, nonstandard) who, whom, which, that
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))
er
     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
denn
     conj. for; because; since
     conj. (after a comparative) than
     adv. (in a question) then; ever; but; used for general emphasis


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