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Indicative German verbs

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A1 · have · regularly ·


· · Has

to pursue an informal complex activity in which the gain of pleasure is in the foreground; use a musical instrument; to play video games; strum; list; pretend

(to + A, Acc., to + D, with + D, against + A, on + D, in + A, in + D, next to + D, for + A, around + A, at + D)

play, play (against), have a tinge (of), play (with), play opposite, fiddle about (with), fiddle around (with), toy with, be set, enact

A2 · have · regularly · separable · transitive · passive ·


· · Has

end the function of a device by interrupting the power supply; incapacitate someone; switch off; kill; inactivate; remove

Acc., (Yourself + A, Dat., At + D)

switch off, close, disconnect, neutralize, shut off, silence, turn out, stump, take out, knock (off)

A1 · have · irregular · separable · passive ·


· () · Has

put on a specific piece of clothing; dress yourself or someone; invest; dress up; to cast a spell over you; tighten

(yourself + A, yourself + D, date, acc.)

dress, put on, get dressed, attract, drive home, attire, rise, pull tight, tighten, get on

A1 · be · irregular · separable · intransitive


· () · is

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Content and structure of the verb tables

The individual verb forms are clearly presented as a table. For a quick orientation, the table first shows one Characteristics with all essential conjugation features of the verb: Verb class irregular or regular, possible auxiliary verbs and information on separability. The main forms by which you can recognize all these characteristics are also listed as characteristics.

example runen: luhft, lief, isgerunen

💡 For learners of the German language it is extremely important to memorize the root forms of the verb as a memorandum!

This is followed by all the finite forms of the verb, broken down into the indicative, subjunctive and imperative modes. While the indicative and subjunctive form all tenses in the present, past, perfect, past perfect, future I and future II, the imperative only inflects in the present tense. There are also substitute forms for the subjunctive would evident. Last but not least, the table shows all infinite verb forms, i.e. the infinitives I and II with and without zu as well as the participles (participle I and participle II). The infinite verb forms are relevant for the formation of the compound tenses.

The verb table can be created not only for individual verbs, but also for entire groups of words (run quickly), for connections with modal verbs (must run) and for prepositional expressions (in ... run).

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