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Sentence

Die Sonne brannte auf sie herab.

Translation

The sun was shining upon them with great heat.



Analysis


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
Sonne
     n-f. (astronomy) a sun, any star, especially when being the center of a solar system
     n-f. sunshine, sunlight; the light and warmth we receive on Earth from the sun
brannte
     v. first-person singular past tense of brennen
     v. third-person singular past tense of brennen
     brennen
          v. (intransitive) to burn; to light on fire
          v. (intransitive) to burn; to be on fire
          v. (intransitive) to have a strong affection for; to be affectionate
          v. (intransitive) to be lit, to be on (of a light or lamp)
          v. (intransitive) to irritate; to induce pain or another pianful sensation; to bite; to sting (especially in the eyes)
          v. (intransitive) to smart; to sting (a sore or wound)
          v. to fire; to bake; to kiln (tiles and pottery)
          v. to distil (alcoholic beverages such as schnapps)
          v. (transitive, computing) to burn; to archive data on a storage medium. (such as CDs, DVDs, etc.)
          v. (intransitive, figuratively) to emit heat
          v. to roast
          v. to bream (clean a ship etc. by fire and scraping)
auf
     prep. (with dative) on, upon
     prep. (with accusative) on, onto
     prep. (colloquial, otherwise archaic, regional, northern and western Germany) on (a day; usually of the week)
     adv. (somewhat, informal) open
     adv. (colloquial) finished; gone (food)
     interj. carry on
     interj. have a go
sie
     pron. she
     pron. it (when the object/article/thing/animal etc., referred to, is feminine (die))
     pron. they; them
     es
          pron. it (referring to things)
          pron. he (with reference to male creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
          pron. she (with reference to female creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
          pron. (for impersonal verbs) it
          art. (regional, colloquial) alternative form of das
herab
     adv. downwards


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