Conjugations

When your teacher/tutor/kindly but strict German mistress asks you to conjugate a verb in German, they are asking you to give the verb in its different forms for ‘ich’, ‘du’, ‘er, sie, es’ and so on. For example, if I conjugate ‘haben’ in the present tense:

ich habe
du hast
er, sie, es hat
wir haben
ihr habt
sie, Sie haben

-is the result. Just imagine me reciting that in a dull monotone in the back of a classroom stood behind one of those old-school lidded desks.

Sounds a bit boring, but it is super important, so I really encourage you to learn the conjugations for at least the most common irregular verbs you’ll be using:

haben
sein
fahren
gehen
essen
tun
werden
the modals

You won’t regret it.

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