umschreiben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

um- +‎ schreiben

Verb[edit]

umschreiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present umschreibt, past tense umschrieb, past participle umschrieben, past subjunctive umschriebe, auxiliary haben)

  1. to paraphrase (to compose a paraphrase)

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

umschreiben (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present schreibt um, past tense schrieb um, past participle umgeschrieben, past subjunctive schriebe um, auxiliary haben)

  1. to rewrite

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Do not confuse these two verbs, which are spelt exactly the same. In the first, which is inseparable, the stress is on the main part of the verb (the -schreiben), whereas in the second, the stress is on the separable prefix (the um-).