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Trotz des schlechten Wetters griffen die Reifen hervorragend

Translation

The tires did grip superbly despite the bad weather.



Analysis


Trotz
     n-m. defiance
     prep. in spite of, despite
des
     art. the; genitive singular masculine of der
     art. the; genitive singular neuter of der
     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
schlechten
     adj. inflected form of schlecht
     schlecht
          adj. bad
Wetters
     n. genitive singular of Wetter
     Wetter
          n-n. weather
          n-n. storm
griffen
     v. first-person plural past tense of greifen
     v. third-person plural past tense of greifen
     v. first-person plural subjunctive II of greifen
     v. third-person plural subjunctive II of greifen
     greifen
          v. to grab; to grasp; to grip (something)
          v. to grab; to seize; to snatch (in an aggressive way)
          v. (intransitive) to reach; to grab
          v. to capture (someone)
          v. (transitive, music, chords) to strike
          v. (intransitive) to take hold; to bite
die
     art. The; declined form of der
     pron. (in a subordinate clause as a relative pronoun) That; which; who; whom; whose.
     pron. (as a demonstrative pronoun) This one; that one; these ones; those ones; she; her; it; they; them
     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
Reifen
     n-m. tyre(s)
     n. dative plural of Reif
hervorragend
     adj. outstanding, superb
     adj. paramount, eminent


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