English Sentence:

Since orders declined, the company has fired 50% of the work force without notice.

German Translation:

Seit die Aufträge zurückgegangen sind, hat die Firma 50 % der Belegschaft fristlos gefeuert.

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seit

since

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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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der Auftrag   (Pl: Aufträge)

1. contract, order (commerce) 2. mission, task

Here: contract, order (commerce)

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zurückgehen

1. to go back 2. to decline, to decrease 3. to trace back to, to be reason of sth

Here: to decline, to decrease

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sind

1. are 2. have

Here: have

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hat

has (third-person singular present of "haben")

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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

Here: the (feminine definite article and plural form of der)

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die Firma   (Pl: Firmen)

company, firm

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fünfzig

fifty, 50

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das Prozent   (Pl: Prozente)

per cent, percentage

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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

Here: the (nominative masculine singular)

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die Belegschaft   (Pl: Belegschaften)

staff, personnel, work force

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fristlos

without notice

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feuern

to fire

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