einfallen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ein- +‎ fallen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯nˌfalən/, [ˈʔaɪ̯nˌfaln̩]

Verb[edit]

einfallen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present fällt ein, past tense fiel ein, past participle eingefallen, past subjunctive fiele ein, auxiliary sein)

  1. (with dative) to occur (to somebody), to come (to somebody); to come to mind
    was fällt dir ein? - how dare you?
  2. (with dative) to remember
    Es ist mir wieder eingefallen - I remember again ("It has again fallen into my mind")
  3. to invade
    die Soldaten fielen in das Land ein - the soldiers invaded the land

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