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Sentence

Er schrieb das Buch allein.

Translation

He wrote the book alone.



Analysis


er
     pron. (personal) he.
     pron. (personal) it (when the grammatical gender of the object/article/thing/animal etc., being referred to, is masculine (der)).
schrieb
     v. first-person singular past tense of schreiben
     v. third-person singular past tense of schreiben
     schreiben
          v. (transitive, and, intransitive) to write; to write out
          v. to spell
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
Buch
     n-n. book
allein
     adj. (only predicative) alone
     adv. alone
     adv. (formal, poetic) only


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