English Sentence:

He was detained for 24 hours but then released.

German Translation:

Er wurde 24 Stunden lang festgehalten, aber dann freigelassen.

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er

1. he 2. it (regarding things)

Here: he

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werden

1. (auxiliary verb) 2. will, shall 3. to become

Here: (auxiliary verb)

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vierundzwanzig

twenty-four, 24

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die Stunde   (Pl: Stunden)

hour

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lang

long (regarding time or size)

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festhalten

1. to hold on to sth 2. to capture, to record (by drawing or filming) 3. to detain, to hold

Here: to detain, to hold

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aber

but, however

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dann

1. then 2. next

Here: then, next

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freilassen

to release, to set free (after captivity)

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