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The regular verb 'reden' in German

Proverb:
Rede wenig, höre mehr, das Plaudern bringt dir wenig Ehr
Talk less, listen more, chattering brings you little honor

The meaning of 'reden'

'reden' means:

to talk

Die Mädchen reden während des Unterrichts
The girls talk during the class

Steffi und Otto reden oft miteinander
Steffi and Otto often talk to each other

Der Lehrer redet über Beethoven
The teacher speaks about Beethoven

Das Kind redet wie ein Buch
The child talks like a book

reden vs sprechen vs sagen

There are three verbs with similar meaning: Sagen, reden y sprechen. They are often interchangeable, especially the last two:

"sagen" means "to say"

Was hast Du gesagt?
What do you say?

"reden" means "to talk"

Sie redet nur von ihren Problemen
She only talk about her problems

and "sprechen" means "to speak"

Spricht Du Deutsch?
Do you speak German

Grammar of 'reden'

'reden' is a regular verb. Its auxiliary verb is haben.

VerbPräteritumPartizip IIMeaning
redenredetegeredetto talk

Conjugation

Present simple (Präsens Indikativ)

ConjugationMeaning
ich rede I talk
du redest you talk
er redet he talk
wir reden we talk
ihr redet you talk
sie reden they talk

Die Eltern reden nicht genug mit ihrer Tochter
The parents don't talk enough with their daughter

Perfect (Perfekt)

ConjugationMeaning
ich habe geredetI have told
du hast geredetyou have told
er hat geredethe has told
wir haben geredetwe have told
ihr habet geredetyou have told
sie haben geredetthey have told

Sie haben lange Zeit miteinander geredet
They've talked with each other a long time

Simple past (Präteritum)

ConjugationMeaning
ich redeteI told
du redetestyou told
er redetehe told
wir redetenwe told
ihr redetetyou told
sie redetenthey told

Martina redete wie ein Wasserfall
Martina talked like a waterfall

Subjunctive II (Konjunktiv II)

Conjugation
ich redete
du redetest
er redete
wir redeten
ihr redetet
sie redeten

Er würde mit Peter reden, versprach er mir
He promised me he would speak with Peter

Future I (Futur I)

ConjugationMeaning
ich werde redenI will talk
du wirst redenyou will talk
er wird redenhe will talk
wir werden redenwe will talk
ihr werdet redenyou will talk
sie werden redenthey will talk

Participle (Partizip)

Partizip IPartizip II
redend
(talking)
geredet
(told)

Imperative (Imperativ)

PersonConjugationMeaning
2nd person singular
red/redetalk
2nd person pluralredettalk
Polite formreden Sietalk

Rede nicht soviel!!
Don't talk so much!!




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