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German verbs

Can someone please help me with German verb conjugations? Are they like French and Italian where there are three regular endings for verbs and certain rules for the pronouns?

May 28, 2018

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

Yes. Most infinitive verbs end with -en. Let’s use gehen as an example Ich gehe Du gehst Er/sie/es geht Wir gehen Ihr geht Sie/sie gehen

Another one: kochen Ich koche Du kochst Er/sie/es kocht Wir kochen Ihr kocht Sie/sie kochen

Some “du” and “er/sie/es” forms have vowel changes. Let’s look at sprechen for example. Ich spreche Du sprichst Er/sie/es spricht Wir sprechen Ihr sprecht Sie/sie sprechen


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

Thank you so much! That helps a lot!


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

German modal verbs are irregular, with vowel changes in “ich” “du” and “er/sie/es” forms. Ich forms and er/sie/es forms always match in modal verbs. Let’s look at mögen Ich mag Du magst Er/sie/es mag Wir mögen Ihr mögt Sie/sie mögen

Here’s another example: Wollen Ich will Du willst Er/sie/es will Wir wollen Ihr wollt Sie/sie wollen


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

That was so Helpful! That’s exactly what I needed! Thank you! :)


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yup pretty much

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