18.1 Description of a change with werden

Werden is a verb used for at least three different English verbs. Have a look at these examples.

I become a doctor. = Ich werde Arzt.
I become president. = Ich werde Präsident.
I get crazy. = Ich werde verrückt.
I get nervous. = Ich werde nervös.
Slowly he turned into a fly . = Allmählich wurde er zu einer Fliege.

The German language describes almost every kind of change with werden. So, in this aspect it's actually quite easy, because there is no need of too much thinking. If the question occurs how to translate a sentence that has some kind of change of condition of the subject or one of the objects the right choice (in 99%) is werden.

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