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To die in German 🇩🇪

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

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Tips to Remember “sterben”:
– Associate the sound of “sterben” with “star” (as in “falling star”), linking it to the natural end of a star’s life cycle.
– Break down the word: “ster-” can be associated with “stiff,” since something that has died often becomes stiff, and “-ben” sounds like “been,” which is past tense, indicating something has ended.

“Sterben” is the German infinitive verb meaning “to die.” It is a strong (irregular) verb and thus changes its stem vowel in the past tense (Präteritum) and in the past participle.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– “Ableben” (euphemism)
– “Verscheiden” (euphemism, formal)
– “Entschlafen” (poetic, euphemism)

Different Conjugations of “sterben”:
– Infinitive: sterben (to die)
– Present tense:
– ich sterbe (I die)
– du stirbst (you die [singular informal])
– er/sie/es stirbt (he/she/it dies)
– wir sterben (we die)
– ihr sterbt (you die [plural informal])
– sie/Sie sterben (they/you die [formal])
– Simple Past (Präteritum):
– ich starb (I died)
– du starbst (you died)
– er/sie/es starb (he/she/it died)
– wir starben (we died)
– ihr starbt (you died)
– sie/Sie starben (they/you died)
– Compound Past (Perfekt):
– ich bin gestorben (I have died)
– du bist gestorben (you have died)
– er/sie/es ist gestorben (he/she/it has died)
– wir sind gestorben (we have died)
– ihr seid gestorben (you have died)
– sie/Sie sind gestorben (they/you have died)
– Future tense:
– ich werde sterben (I will die)
– du wirst sterben (you will die)
– er/sie/es wird sterben (he/she/it will die)
– wir werden sterben (we will die)
– ihr werdet sterben (you will die)
– sie/Sie werden sterben (they/you will die)
– Imperative:
– stirb! (die! [singular informal])
– sterbt! (die! [plural informal])
– sterben Sie! (die! [formal])

Examples of Sentences That Use “Sterben”:
– Ich will nicht sterben. (I don’t want to die.)
– Sie starb im Alter von 90 Jahren. (She died at the age of 90.)
– Viele Menschen fürchten sich vor dem Sterben. (Many people are afraid of dying.)
– Er ist letztes Jahr gestorben. (He died last year.)
– Wir werden alle irgendwann sterben. (We will all die someday.)
– Stirb nicht an einem gebrochenen Herzen! (Don’t die of a broken heart!)

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