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German Vs. English In German there is only one form of the present tense: Schwimmen: ich schwimme In English there are 3: I swim I am swimming I do swim
Verb Conjugation for Regular Verbs Rule: The endings below apply to most verbs except irregular verbs such as sein and haben but other verbs have other slight changes to them. Spielen is an example of a regular verb. Just take off the –en- and add the regular endings. Spielen: SubjectVerb Ichspiele Duspielst Er/sie/esspielt Wirspielen Ihrspielt Sie/siespielen
For verbs ending in –ern like dauern or –eln like klingeln you take off only the n not the en and add the endings. Verbs ending in –den like baden or –ten like antworten keep their e before the du, er, sie, es and ihr endings e.g. Badest or Antwortet. Some verbs get an Umlaut in the du and er, sie, es form. Such as halten: es hält. Some verbs change their vowels in the du and er, sie, es form. e.g. Helfen hilft.
Irregular Verbs E.g. Sein, Haben There arent any rules. You just have to learn them. E.g. Sein SubjectVerb Ichbin Dubist Er/sie/esist Wirsind Ihrseid Sie/siesind