German Conjugation


Definition: Learning how to conjugate verbs is essential for learning any language, including German. German conjugation is a more complicated. You have a real conjugation - meaning that the forms change depending on the subject (or personal pronoun) of the phrase. Then there are weak verbs and strong verbs, that have different conjugation and then there are irregular verbs.

Weak verbs:

SINGULAR
     
Person English
to drink
German
trinken
     
1st/erste I drink ich trinke
2nd/zweite you drink du trinkst
3rd/dritte he/she/it drinks er/sie/es trinkt
     
PLURAL
     
Person English
to drink
German
trinken
     
1st/erste we drink wir trinken
2nd/zweite you drink ihr trinkt
3rd/dritte they drink sie trinken

Strong verbs:

SINGULAR
     
Person English
to sleep
German
schlafen
     
1st/erste I sleep ich schlafe
2nd/zweite you sleep du schläfst
3rd/dritte he/she/it sleeps er/sie/es schläft
     
PLURAL
     
Person English
to sleep
German
schlafen
     
1st/erste we sleep wir schlafen
2nd/zweite you sleep ihr schlaft
3rd/dritte they sleep sie schlafen


More:
Irregular Verbs


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