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Verbs in German

This article serves as a general overview for all the aspects of verbs: Verb tenses, the passive voice, irregular verbs, auxiliary verbs, separable verbs, etc.

Verb Tenses

I dance

Next we’ll show you the verb tenses organized by their frequency of use. It is good to concentrate your effort on the most common ones:

Verb Tenses of the Present

Verb tenseUseExample
Präsens IndikativVery very commonich tanze
Konjunktiv II - PräteritumCommonich tanzte
Konjunktiv I - PräsensRareich tanze

Verb Tenses of the Past

Verb tenseUseExample
PerfektVery very commonich habe getanzt
PräteritumVery commonich tanzte
PlusquamperfektCommonich hatte getanzt
Plusquamperfekt Konjunktiv IIRareich hatte getanzt
Perfekt Konjunktiv IVery rareich habe getanzt

Future Verb Tenses

Verb tenseUseExample
Futur I IndikativCommonich werde tanzen
Futur II Indikativ Rareich werde getanzt haben
Futur I Konjunktiv IIRareich würde tanzen
Futur II Konjunktiv IIVery rareich würde tanzen
Futur I Konjunktiv IVery rareich werde tanzen
Futur II Konjunktiv IVery very rareich werde getanzt haben

Other Verb Tenses

Verb TenseUseExample
Partizip IIVery commongetanzt
ImperativCommontanz!
Partizip IRaretanzend

Types of Verbs

Next, we’ll show you different verb classifications, they are not exclusive:

TypeExample
Modal Verbsmüssen
Auxiliary verbs: sein, haben, werden
Separable Verbsanfangen
Irregular Verbssingen
Regular Verbsleben
Impersonal Verbsblitzen
Reflexive Verbssich abkühlen
Reciprocal Verbssich anfreunden

Passive

More information in German Passive



2 Comments

#2 [Harsh Vekaria]2016-06-08 08:48
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