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The Difference Between Machen And Tun In German Posted by on Oct 27, 2021


Guten Tag! Last week on the blog, I wrote about the phrase Ich habe zu tun (I’m busy) and briefly covered the verb tun – to do. A lot of you asked for a post on the difference between tun (to do) and the more widely known machen (to do/to make), so here it is!…

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German grammar in use: The conjugation of the verb “machen” Posted by on Sep 1, 2014

The regular German verb machen means “to do” or “to make” in English. But machen is also used in various compounds in German, which have specific English translations. In these specific translations the English verbs “to do” and “to make” need not occur necessarily.   Präsens – Present tense In German the Präsens is used to…

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