to make; to produce; to create an object; arrangement; situation etc. (transitive)
Ich hab dir einen Kuchen gemacht! ― I have made you a pie!
Du hast einen Fehler gemacht. ― You made a mistake.
to take (transitive) (a photo)
to prepare (transitive) (e.g. food, drinks)
Machst du heute das Essen? ― Will you prepare dinner today?
sich eine Pizza machen ― to heat up or make a pizza for oneself
to do (transitive, informal) (to perform an action)
Mach es! ― Do it!
Das hat er ganz allein gemacht! ― He has done that all by himself!
to matter (transitive, colloquial) (only impersonally)
Das macht nichts! ― That doesn't matter!
to come to; to total; to cost (transitive, informal, colloquial) (prices)
Wie viel macht das? ― How much does that come to?
to earn; to receive or create profit (transitive, informal, colloquial)
Der Herr Müller ist echt reich; der macht mehr als 5000 im Monat. ― Mr Müller is quite rich; he makes more than 5000 bucks per month.
About German Verb "machen"
The German verb machen is one of the most commonly used German verbs. According to our analysis of 100,000+ German news articles, machen is the 12th most used verb. Our data on the German verb machen comes from Wiktionary and is verified through secondary sources like Duden. The different colors in our verb conjugation chart represent certain morphological transformations. These verb cojugations are derived algorithmically.