22.79 zu = to

Note! The conjunction zu is used to add an infinitive or a participle to a phrase. The translation is usually to (but not always). This makes this conjunction a little bit special.
Er liest Goethe, damit er auf der nächsten Party was zu erzählen hat.
= He reads Goethe that he has something to tell at the next party.
Das ist ein zu bedauerndes Phänomen.
= It is a regrettable phenomenon.

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