radebrechen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

radebrechen (strong, third-person singular simple present radebrecht or radebricht, past tense radebrechte or radebrach, past participle geradebrecht or geradebrochen or radegebrochen, auxiliary haben)

  1. to smatter (speak a language with superficial knowledge) (literally to break upon the wheel)

Usage notes[edit]

Only the weak verb forms are officially standard. The strong forms (in accordance with the verb brechen) are, however, just as common. Prescriptivists who find these forms hideous, are often not aware that we find them, for example, in the works of Martin Luther.[1]

Conjugation[edit]

Weak conjugation
Strong conjugation

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