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Als
     1. n. creek, drainage channel
     2. conj. (subordinating, referring to something thought of as in the past) at the same moment; when; while; as
           Als er ankam, öffnete sie die Tür. - When he arrived, she opened the door.
           Als er ankommt, öffnet sie die Tür. - When he arrives, she opens the door. (e.g. in a renarration)
     3. conj. (after comparative) than
           Zwei ist größer als eins. - Two is greater than one.
     4. conj. as; like; in the function of; in the form of
           Als Polizist muss ich es tun. - As a policeman, I must do it.
     5. conj. as if
     6. conj. (after negative pronoun) but
Sie
     1. pron. you (polite; singular and plural)
           Was möchten Sie, Frau Wagner? - What would you like to have, Mrs. Wagner?
     2. pron. she
     3. pron. it (when the object/article/thing/animal etc., referred to, is feminine (die))
     4. pron. they; them
     es
          1. pron. it (referring to things)
          2. pron. he (with reference to male creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
          3. pron. she (with reference to female creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
          4. pron. (for impersonal verbs) it
                Es regnet. - It’s raining.
          5. art. (regional, colloquial) alternative form of das
                Soll ich es Fenster zumachen?
                  Should I close the window?
dreizehn
     1. num. (cardinal) thirteen
elf ... zwölf ... dreizehn
war
     1. v. first-person singular past tense of sein
     2. v. third-person singular past tense of sein
es war Juni
der ihr Vater war
     sein
          1. v. (with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative) to be
                Das ist schön. - That is beautiful.
                Das ist ein Auto. - That is a car.
          2. v. (with a predicate adjective and an indirect object) to feel (to experience a certain condition)
                Mir ist kalt. Mir ist übel. Mir ist schwindelig. Mir ist wohl.
                  I feel cold. I feel sick. I feel dizzy. I feel well. (Literally: To me is cold. etc.)
          3. v. (auxiliary) forms the present perfect and past perfect tense of certain intransitive verbs
                Er ist alt geworden. - He has become old.
          4. v. (intransitive) to exist; there be; to be alive
                Was nicht ist, kann noch werden. (A common proverb)
                  That which does not exist now, may come into existence.
                Wenn ich nicht mehr bin, erbst du das Haus. - When I am no more, you'll inherit the house.
          5. v. (intransitive, colloquial) to have the next turn (in a game, in a queue, etc.)
                Du bist. — “It’s your turn.”
                Du bist nach mir. — “Your turn is after mine.”
          6. v. (intransitive, child language) to be it; to be the tagger in a game of tag
                Du bist! (Emphasis on du) – You're it!
                Ich bin nicht mehr. – I'm not it anymore.
          7. det. his
          8. det. its (when the owning object/article/thing/animal etc., is neuter (das) or masculine (m))
konnte
     1. v. first-person singular past tense of können
     2. v. third-person singular past tense of können
und er konnte mich nicht sehen
aber da er weder sprechen konnte
     können
          1. v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “können”) To be able (to do something); can.
                Kannst du ihm helfen? — “Are you able to help him?”
                Ich hätte das machen können. — “I could have done that.”
          2. v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “können”) To be allowed (to do something); to be permitted (to do something); may.
                Kann ich mitkommen? — “May I come along?”
                Er hat nicht ins Kino gehen können. — “He was not allowed to go to the cinema.”
          3. v. (transitive, past participle: “gekonnt”) To know how to do (something); to know; to understand; to be able to do (something); to be capable of; can do (something).
                Ich kann Deutsch und Englisch. — “I know German and English.”
                Kannst du es? — “Can you do it?”
                Das hätte ich nicht gekonnt. — “I couldn’t have done that.” or “I wouldn’t have been capable of that.”
          4. v. (intransitive, past participle: “gekonnt”) To be able to do something implied; can.
                Nein, ich kann nicht. — “No, I can’t.”
                Er hat gekonnt. — “He was able to do it.”
          5. v. (intransitive, colloquial, usually in negation) to be possible, to make sense
                Nächstes Jahr is’n Schaltjahr. – Das kann nich’. Letztes Jahr war doch Schaltjahr!
                  Next year is a leap year. – That’s not possible. Last year was a leap year!
man
     1. pron. one; you; they; people (indefinite pronoun; construed as a third-person singular)
           Man kann nicht immer kriegen, was man will.
             You can’t always get what you want.
           Manchmal muss man Kompromisse machen.
             Sometimes one must compromise.
           Zumindest sagt man das so...
             At least that’s what they say...
     2. adv. (colloquial, regional, northern Germany) just; only
           Komm man hier rüber! - Just come over here!
           Das sind man dreißig Stück oder so. - These are only thirty or so.
man sah ihm an
man stöhnte im Haus!
von
     1. prep. from
           Ich fahre von Köln nach Hamburg. - I'm travelling from Cologne to Hamburg.
           Ich hab’s von meiner Schwester gehört. - I heard it from my sister.
     2. prep. of, belonging to (often replacing genitive; see usage note below)
           das Auto von meinem Vater - my father’s car / the car of my father
     3. prep. by (with passive voice)
           Das Hotel wird von der Firma bezahlt. - The hotel is paid for by the company.
     4. prep. about, of (a topic)
           Er hat von seiner Jugend erzählt. - He told about his youth.
     5. prep. on, with (a resource)
           Von welchem Geld soll ich als Arbeitsloser in Urlaub fahren? - Being unemployed, on what money should I go on holidays?
           Man kann nicht nur von Luft und Liebe leben. - You can’t live on air and love alone. q
ihm von weitem
geh weg! geh weg von hier!
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Sprechen
     1. n-n. (gerund of sprechen): speaking.
     2. v. to speak (some language, the truth, etc.)
     3. v. (intransitive) to speak; to talk; to give a speech
     4. v. (transitive, literary, poetic) to say (something)
Dictionary entries from Wiktionary



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