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Google Translation:
In der Tat, das Schreiben und das Lesen sind nie Karls Fall gewesen

in
     1. prep. (in + dative) in; within; at; contained by
           Es ist im Haus. - It is in the house.
     2. prep. (in + dative) pertaining to
     3. prep. (in + accusative) into
           Er geht ins Haus. - He goes into the house.
     4. adj. in, popular
geh in den Saal!
in einem Jahre nun
der
     1. art. the; definite article for several declensions:
     2. art.    Nominative singular masculine
     3. art.    Genitive singular feminine
     4. art.    Dative singular feminine
     5. art.    Genitive plural for all genders.
     6. pron. who; that; which
           Ich kenne einen Mann, der das kann. - I know a man who can do that.
     7. pron. (attributive, stressed) that
           Der Mann war es! - It was that man!
     8. pron. (indicative) him, he
           Der hat es getan! - It was him who did it!
     9. pron. (differential) the one, him
           Der mit dem Mantel - The one with the coat
der alte fragte
der den Stuhl trug
Tat
     1. n-f. deed
     2. n-f. act
     3. n-f. (law enforcement) crime, offense
in der Tat
     1. adv. in der Tat
     2. adv. indeed
das
     1. art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
     2. art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
     3. pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
           Ich kenne ein Mädchen, das das kann.
             I know a girl who can do that.
     4. pron. this, that (demonstrative)
           Das ist mein Haus.
             This is my house.
     5. pron. (colloquial) it
           Ich hab' das nich.
             I don't have it.
wer ist das
das Mädchen
     der
          1. art. the; definite article for several declensions:
          2. art.    Nominative singular masculine
          3. art.    Genitive singular feminine
          4. art.    Dative singular feminine
          5. art.    Genitive plural for all genders.
          6. pron. who; that; which
                Ich kenne einen Mann, der das kann. - I know a man who can do that.
          7. pron. (attributive, stressed) that
                Der Mann war es! - It was that man!
          8. pron. (indicative) him, he
                Der hat es getan! - It was him who did it!
          9. pron. (differential) the one, him
                Der mit dem Mantel - The one with the coat
Schreiben
     1. n-n. (gerund of schreiben)
     2. n-n. writing, letter
und
     1. conj. (co-ordinating) and
           Kaffee und Kuchen - coffee and cake
           Ich kam, sah und siegte. - I came, saw, and conquered.
     2. interj. so?, now?
           Und? Wie ist es gelaufen? - So? How did it go?
und die einen tanzten
etwas Pech und Draht mit
das
     1. art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
     2. art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
     3. pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
           Ich kenne ein Mädchen, das das kann.
             I know a girl who can do that.
     4. pron. this, that (demonstrative)
           Das ist mein Haus.
             This is my house.
     5. pron. (colloquial) it
           Ich hab' das nich.
             I don't have it.
wer ist das
das Mädchen
     der
          1. art. the; definite article for several declensions:
          2. art.    Nominative singular masculine
          3. art.    Genitive singular feminine
          4. art.    Dative singular feminine
          5. art.    Genitive plural for all genders.
          6. pron. who; that; which
                Ich kenne einen Mann, der das kann. - I know a man who can do that.
          7. pron. (attributive, stressed) that
                Der Mann war es! - It was that man!
          8. pron. (indicative) him, he
                Der hat es getan! - It was him who did it!
          9. pron. (differential) the one, him
                Der mit dem Mantel - The one with the coat
Lesen
     1. n-n. (gerund of lesen); reading
sind
     1. v. first-person plural present of sein
           Wir sind hier. - We are here..
     2. v. third-person plural present of sein
           Wo sind Sie? - Where are you (polite)?.
           Da sind sie. - There they are..
... bis sechzehn sind noch fünf Jahre!
die noch viel größer und besser sind als sie selbst
     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))
nie
     1. adv. never, never at all (referring to an indefinite period of time)
           Das ist nie passiert! – That has never happened!
           Wir werden die Wahrheit wohl nie erfahren. – We'll probably never know the truth.
     2. adv. never, not once (referring to a defined period of time; see usage notes below)
           Er hat sich in zwei Wochen nie die Haare gewaschen.
             He never washed his hair in two weeks' time.
dann kommen wir nie wieder zu dir!
Karls
Fall
     1. n-m. case (actual event, situation, or fact; piece of work; instance or event as a topic of study; legal proceeding; grammar: specific inflection of a word; medicine: instance of a specific condition or se
     2. n-m. fall, drop
     3. n-m. fall, decline
           der Fall des Römischen Reiches - the fall of the Roman Empire
gewesen
     1. Participle. past participle of sein - been
     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))
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