I need help memorizing the forms of trinken.
Hallo! I've been having some trouble memorizing the various forms of trinken, and I'm getting a little frustrated. What are some tricks to memorizing them if there are any?
Trinken is a regular verb in the present tense, but is strong (irregular) in the past. Here they are for reference:
Ich trinke, du trinkst, er/sie/es trinkt -- Wir trinken, ihr trinkt, Sie/sie trinken
...so it follows the same -e, -st, -t, -en, -t, -en pattern that most all verbs follow. Easy.
Its past is a little more unpredictable, and you're best off just seeing, reading, speaking, and hearing them often until they're second nature (just like "I drink, I drank, I have drunk" in English).
Haben getrunken (Perfekt), trank (Präteritum)
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