einfallen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ein- +‎ fallen

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (with dative) to occur (to somebody), to come (to somebody); to come to mind
    Laß dir was einfallen!
    Think of something!
    Mir würde es nie im Traum einfallen, Astronaut zu sein.
    I would never dream of being an astronaut.
    Was fällt dir ein?
    How dare you? (What are you thinking of?)
  2. (with dative) to remember
    Es ist mir wieder eingefallen
    I remember again ("It has again fallen into my mind")
  3. (transitive) to invade
    Die Soldaten fielen in das Land ein.
    The soldiers invaded the land.
    Jedes Jahr im September fallen die Studenten wie Heuschrecken in diese Stadt ein.
    Every September the students invade this town like locusts.

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Further reading[edit]

  • einfallen” in Duden online
  • einfallen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache