English Sentence:

The Germans are often referred to as a nation of poets and thinkers.

German Translation:

Die Deutschen werden oft als ein Volk der Dichter und Denker bezeichnet.

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die

1. the (nominative feminine singular) 2. the (accusative feminine singular) 3. the (plural form of definite article) 4. who 5. which 6. these

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deutsch

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werden

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

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oft

often, frequently

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als

1. as 2. when 3. than (comparison) 4. for

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ein

a, an

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das Volk   (Pl: Völker)

folk, nation, the people

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der

1. the (nominative masculine singular) 2. the (genitive and dative feminine singular) 3. the (genitive plural) 4. who 5. which 6. that one, this one

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der Dichter   (Pl: Dichter, Fem: Dichterin, Pl Fem: Dichterinnen)

poet

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und

and

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der Denker   (Pl: Denker, Fem: Denkerin, Pl Fem: Denkerinnen)

thinker

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bezeichnen

to call, to name, to identify

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