beibringen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bei +‎ bringen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɪ̯ˌbʁɪŋən/

Verb[edit]

beibringen (strong, third-person singular simple present bringt bei, past tense brachte bei, past participle beigebracht, past subjunctive brächte bei, auxiliary haben)

  1. to teach
    Dann wird den Kindern das Lesen beigebracht.
    Then the children are taught reading.
    Wer bringt denn dem Jungen solche Kraftausdrücke bei?
    Who's teaching that boy such swearwords?
  2. to break (news, information) carefully to
    Dass sein Urlaub gestrichen ist, müssen wir ihm schonend beibringen.
    We have to break the news to him gently, that his vacation has been axed.
  3. to inflict on, inflict with
    Er hat seinem Gegner eine schwere Platzwunde über dem Auge beigebracht.
    He inflicted a serious cut over the eye on his opponent.
  4. (formal) to bring, to provide as evidence
    Wenn Sie am Prüfungstag krank sind, müssen Sie ein ärztliches Attest beibringen.
    If you're sick on the day of the test, you must provide a doctor's note.

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