Like in other language also in German we have to conjugate the verbs. In every German course you will learn that at the beginning. For the regular German verbs we have here a strict rule.
Regular German verbs
We have in German a few regular verbs. Here the rule is easy, you have only to follow the following table:
|Er / Sie / Es||kommt|
The rule is following
you skip the en at the end of the basic verb, then you have only komm. At that you put the letter depending on the person. For every student it is very important, that you learn this rule very good. As better you learn it, as less problems you will have later 🙂
Irregular German verbs
Unfortunately we do not only have regular German verbs. We also have the irregular ones, which how the names tells there is no fix rules. That means for you as German learn, that you have to memorize them.
A very important one is for example the Verb to be and have:
sein (to be)
|Er /Sie / Es||ist|
haben (to have)
|Er / Sie / Es||hat|
This 2 Verbs we will also need in the Perfect (link to perfekt). To study the verbs you have to find your own technique. There are different types of learners. And depending of which type you have to to the right exercises to get fast results.
Separable German Verbs
in the German verbs we have also a type which is called separable verbs. This is at normally complicated for beginners. The problem here is that you have to recognize, when is it a true separable verb or not. Also some German learners forget to say at the end the prefix. The rule is not so complicated:
In a sentence: Ich mache die Tür auf.
Here you see we put the prefix at the end and conjugate the verb depending on the person.
A modal verb is an auxiliary verb that explains a necessity or possibility. We use them in German in different ways. We can for example tell with the German modal verbs our wishes, give orders, or express rejection.
In the German language we have 6 modal verbs:
- dürfen (to be allowed)
- können (to be able to)
- mögen (to like)
- müssen (must, to have to)
- sollen (should, to be supposed to)
- wollen (to want)
All this verbs are irregula verbs so you have to study them.
|Er /Sie /Es||darf|
|Er /Sie /Es||kann|
|Er /Sie /Es||mag|
|Er /Sie / Es||muss|
|Er /Sie /Es||soll|
|Er /Sie / Es||will|