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To turn on in German 🇩🇪

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

German Sentences with the Word “To turn on”

German sentence with “einschalten” English translation for einschalten S

Du musst das Radio einschalten

I need you to turn the radio on

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Tips to remember “einschalten”:
– Break it down into “ein-” meaning “on” and “schalten” meaning “to switch” or “to shift.” Together, they form “to switch on.”
– Associate “ein” with “in” as in inserting a plug into an electrical socket to turn on a device.
– Think of it as “enabling” a device to function, with “ein” indicating the initiation of action.
– Visualize turning on a light switch – the light (“Licht” in German) goes “ein” when you “schalten” the switch.

– “Einschalten” is used when referring to turning on electronic devices like lights, televisions, or radios.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Anmachen” is a more informal word that can also mean “to turn on” in a colloquial sense.
– “Anschalten” is a synonym that is also widely used in the context of turning on devices.

Conjugations of “einschalten” (infinitive):

Präsens (Present Tense):
– ich schalte ein
– du schaltest ein
– er/sie/es schaltet ein
– wir schalten ein
– ihr schaltet ein
– sie/Sie schalten ein

Präteritum (Simple Past Tense):
– ich schaltete ein
– du schaltetest ein
– er/sie/es schaltete ein
– wir schalteten ein
– ihr schaltetet ein
– sie/Sie schalteten ein

Perfekt (Present Perfect Tense):
– ich habe eingeschaltet
– du hast eingeschaltet
– er/sie/es hat eingeschaltet
– wir haben eingeschaltet
– ihr habt eingeschaltet
– sie/Sie haben eingeschaltet

Futur I (Future Tense):
– ich werde einschalten
– du wirst einschalten
– er/sie/es wird einschalten
– wir werden einschalten
– ihr werdet einschalten
– sie/Sie werden einschalten

Konjunktiv II (Subjunctive/Conditional Mood – for hypothetical situations):
– ich würde einschalten
– du würdest einschalten
– er/sie/es würde einschalten
– wir würden einschalten
– ihr würdet einschalten
– sie/Sie würden einschalten

Examples of sentences that use “einschalten”:
– Bitte schalte das Licht ein, es ist dunkel. (Please turn on the light, it’s dark.)
– Ich habe den Fernseher eingeschaltet, um die Nachrichten zu sehen. (I turned on the TV to watch the news.)
– Wann wirst du die Heizung einschalten? Es wird kalt. (When will you turn on the heating? It’s getting cold.)
– Sie schaltete das Radio ein, um Musik zu hören. (She turned on the radio to listen to music.)
– Wenn es notwendig ist, können wir einen Experten einschalten. (If necessary, we can bring in an expert.) – In this sentence, “einschalten” refers to involving someone rather than turning on a device.

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