GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

an- +‎ brennen

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: an‧bren‧nen
  • IPA(key): [ˈanˌbʀɛnən]

VerbEdit

anbrennen (strong, third-person singular simple present brennt an, past tense brannte an, past participle angebrannt, past subjunctive brennte an, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive, cooking) to get burnt
    Pass auf! Der Fisch brennt an.
    Watch out! The fish is getting burnt.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly participle) to be burnt slightly; to have been affected by fire
    Synonyms: ankokeln, ansengen
    Das Papier ist an der Seite leicht angebrannt.
    The paper is slightly burnt at the side.
  3. (transitive) to singe; to burn slightly; to cause to be affected by fire
    Synonyms: ankokeln, ansengen
    Er hatte die schwachsinnige Idee, den Schrank von der Seite anzubrennen, um ihn „rustikaler“ zu machen.
    He had the moronic idea to burn the cupboard from the sides to make it look “more rustic”.
  4. (intransitive, archaic, rare or regional) to start to burn
    Synonyms: in Brand geraten, anfangen zu brennen
    Das Haus ist vom Dach aus angebrannt.
    The house started to burn from the roof.
  5. (transitive, archaic, rare or regional) to light; to cause to burn
    Synonym: anzünden
    Er hat sich eine Zigarette angebrannt.
    He’s lit himself a cigarette.

Usage notesEdit

  • The auxiliary is sein in intransitive use, haben in transitive use.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit