brauche

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

brauche (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of braucherei

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

brauche

  1. First-person singular present of brauchen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of brauchen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of brauchen.
  4. Imperative singular of brauchen.

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German brauchen, Dutch bruiken, English brook.

Verb[edit]

brauche

  1. to need
  2. to use
  3. to stand in need of

Usage notes[edit]

  • Also used as a modal verb to mirror the English construction, "to need to do something."

Conjugation[edit]