German conjugation!

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    English person ending German example

    I -e ich trinke

    you (singular informal) -st du trinkst

    he/she/it -t er/sie/es trinkt

    Conjugations of the verb sein (to be)

    Like in English, sein (to be) is completely irregular, and its conjugations simply need to be memorized. Again, you will learn the plural forms soon.

    English German I am ich bin

    you (singular informal) are du bist

    he/she/it is er/sie/es ist


    Ich schwimme (I swim)

    Du schwimmst (You swim)

    Er/sie/es schwimmt (He/she/it swims)

    sie schwimmen (They swim)

    ihr schwimmt (You all / y'all swim)

    wir schwimmen (We swim)

    Sie schwimmen (You [formal] swim)

    So the infinitive form of the verb is schwimmen

    It ends in -en, that is its root. To conjugate the verb, just mentally drop the -en and take the stem of the verb (scwhimm) and then add the ending that each pronoun has.

    Ich schwimmE

    Du schwimmST

    Er/sie/es schwimmT

    Sie schwimmEN

    ihr schwimmT

    wir schwimmEN

    Sie schwimmEN


    If you don’t get that here’s a link:

    https://study.com/academy/lesson/german-conjugation-of-sein.html

    May 12, 2018

    7 Comments


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

    Hallo mein guter Freund

    May 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

    Hi Dat_Cool_One, your post is a bit uncomfortable to read, if you want to make lines go beneath eachother, just put two spaces at the end of the line that should stop and that will make the lines go beneath eachother [two spaces]
    like this! Hope this helps!

    May 12, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Thx for the suggestion.

      May 12, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

      No problem! I love your username btw!

      May 12, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ofred19

      This information is useless without explaining also how to obtain the root onto which to attach the ending.

      May 12, 2018

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

      Thanks for that :) .. It makes things a little more logical rather than guessing or memorising all the conjugations for each verb.

      May 13, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        Your welcome always glad to help

        May 13, 2018
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