esse / essen
which one is the correct one ? I've learned them both ways and I know they both mean eat but when is the proper time to use them?
With Ich , you will add -e at the end of the verbs.
With du , you will add -st at the end of the verbs
With sie/er/es/ ihr, you will add -t at the end of the verbs.
With wir and sie ( they ) , you will add -en at the end of the verbs.
There are some special cases that not follow the rules above. Hope this help you !
the infinitive form is essen. to this into a sentence, you remove the 'en', its infinitive ending, and replace it with: Ich: e du: st er/sie/es: t ihr/Sie/wir (plurals in general): en
so essentially, it is this: Ich: esse du: esst er/sie/es: isst (little odd here) ihr/Sie/wir: essen
or another example, Spielen.
Ich: spiele du: spielst er/sie/es: spielt ihr/Sie/wir: spielen
This works with any word like this.