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To break in German 🇩🇪


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to break brechen
How to say “to break” in German? “Brechen”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “brechen” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to break in German like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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To remember the German verb “brechen” (to break), you could think of the English word “wretch,” someone who might “break” down in agony or sickness, which is phonetically similar to “brechen.” This connection, while not linguistically accurate, could offer a mnemonic to associate the act of breaking with “brechen.”

Other German words that mean the same thing as “brechen” or are related include “zerbrechen” (to smash, shatter) and “knacken” (to crack).

“Brechen” is indeed an infinitive and is a strong (irregular) verb in German. Here are the different conjugations for the present, simple past, present perfect, and simple future tenses:

Present Tense (Präsens):
– ich breche (I break)
– du brichst (you break, singular informal)
– er/sie/es bricht (he/she/it breaks)
– wir brechen (we break)
– ihr brecht (you break, plural informal)
– sie/Sie brechen (they/you break, formal)

Simple Past Tense (Präteritum):
– ich brach (I broke)
– du brachst (you broke, singular informal)
– er/sie/es brach (he/she/it broke)
– wir brachen (we broke)
– ihr bracht (you broke, plural informal)
– sie/Sie brachen (they/you broke, formal)

Present Perfect Tense (Perfekt):
– ich habe gebrochen (I have broken)
– du hast gebrochen (you have broken, singular informal)
– er/sie/es hat gebrochen (he/she/it has broken)
– wir haben gebrochen (we have broken)
– ihr habt gebrochen (you have broken, plural informal)
– sie/Sie haben gebrochen (they/you have broken, formal)

Future Tense (Futur I):
– ich werde brechen (I will break)
– du wirst brechen (you will break, singular informal)
– er/sie/es wird brechen (he/she/it will break)
– wir werden brechen (we will break)
– ihr werdet brechen (you will break, plural informal)
– sie/Sie werden brechen (they/you will break, formal)

Example sentences:
– “Ich breche den Zweig vom Baum ab.” (I break the twig off the tree.)
– “Als Kind habe ich mir den Arm gebrochen.” (As a child, I broke my arm.)
– “Wenn du nicht vorsichtig bist, wirst du das Glas brechen.” (If you’re not careful, you will break the glass.)

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