https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerry774566

what is the difference between versteht and verstehen?

February 6, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fabfifties

The difference is point of view :

3rd Person : Er / sie versteht

1st Person Plural / 2nd Person Formal : Wir / Sie verstehen

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankEdger

Same verb, just different forms. 'Regular' verbs in English have only two forms: the name of the verb (understand) and a second form adding an 's' at the end. So, "I, you, we, they" understand and "he, she, it" understands. German, however, has more endings for 'regular' verbs.

The website below provides a good review:

https://www.thoughtco.com/present-tense-verb-conjugations-4068852

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cadencelum

Versteht is for: He, she, it etc Verstehen is for: we, they OR it can be for formal: Formal you (Sie)

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerry774566

thank you

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xislexstep

it is known as verb conjugation.

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manp01

hello Jerry... verstehen is used for they. Example: Sie verstehen deutsch (''Sie'' as they). Versteht is used for: es, sie (she) and es. Example: Er versteht deutsch / Sie versteht deutsch. Hope it helped.

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manp01

also we use verstehen for we and formal you.

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerry774566

thanks for explaining. It did help

February 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MooO0O

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February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KiranChapi

I am not an expert in Deutsch but I know this verb usage. It is used as below for different personal pronouns. Ich Verstehe - I understand Du Verstehst - You understands Er Versteht - He understands Ihr Versteht - You (plural) understands Sie/Wir Verstehen - They/we understand. Sorry if there is any mistake, I just started learning Deutsch.

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vixor

The replies here really helped! Thanks for asking this question and thanks to all the ones who replied!

March 14, 2019
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