IRREGULAR VERBS


SEIN
Ich bin I am
du bist you are
er/sie/es ist he/she/it is
wir sind we are
Ihr seid you are
sie sind they are

HABEN
Ich habe I have
du hast you have
er/sie/es hat he/she/it has
wir haben we have
Ihr habt you have
sie haben they have

The verb haben has the double function like the verb to have:

as a full verb for owning something.
as a modal verb for forming the compound tenses.

Examples in German:

I have eaten. = Ich habe gegessen.
I have a car. = Ich habe ein Auto.

We can see that German has more verbs endings than English, but another thing the chart above shows us: some of the German verb endings are repeated. We find the -en ending being used for wir, sie (pl.) and Sie. In fact, the only pronoun in the plural that takes an ending other than -en is ihr (you guys). Also, both er and ihr take a -t ending.


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