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How to learn German regular verbs in the present tense

Learning regular verbs in the present tense is an essential part of learning any language, including English.

How to learn German regular verbs in the present tense
How to learn German regular verbs in the present tense

Here are some steps that can help you learn regular verbs in the present tense:

1. Understand the concept of regular verbs: Regular verbs follow a set pattern in the present tense. They have the same ending (-s, -es, or -ies) for the third person singular (he, she, it) and the same base form for all other persons (I, you, we, they).


2. Identify the base form: The base form of a regular verb is the infinitive without the "to" particle. For example, the base form of the verb "to walk" is "walk."#


3. Learn the endings: The endings for regular verbs in the present tense are:

  • For verbs ending in "-s," add "-es" for the third person singular. Example: "He walks to work."

  • For verbs ending in "-sh," "-ch," "-x," "-o," and "-ss," add "-es" for the third person singular. Example: "She watches TV."

  • For verbs ending in "-y" preceded by a consonant, change "-y" to "-ies" for the third person singular. Example: "He carries his bag."

  • For all other verbs, add "-s" for the third person singular. Example: "She reads a book."

4. Practice using regular verbs in context: Try to use regular verbs in sentences and conversations to reinforce your learning. You can also create flashcards or quizzes to test your knowledge.


5. Review and repeat: Regularly reviewing and repeating the verbs will help you to remember them more easily.


 What is the easiest way to learn German verb tenses?
What is the easiest way to learn German verb tenses?

What is the easiest way to learn German verb tenses? Here are some tips to help you learn German verb tenses:

  1. Start with the present tense: The present tense is the most basic and widely used tense in German. Begin by learning the present tense forms of regular and irregular verbs, and practice using them in simple sentences.

  2. Use visuals: Create charts or diagrams to help you visualize the different verb tenses and their endings. This can be a useful reference when you are studying or practicing.

  3. Practice with real-world examples: Use German-language materials such as books, articles, or movies to practice recognizing and using different verb tenses in context.

  4. Focus on high-frequency verbs: Start by learning and practicing the most common verbs in German. This will give you a solid foundation for building more complex sentences and using more advanced verb tenses.

  5. Use apps and online resources: There are many apps and online resources available that can help you practice German verb tenses in a fun and interactive way. Some examples include Duolingo, Memrise, and Babbel.

  6. Practice regularly: Consistent practice is key to learning any new skill, including German verb tenses. Try to practice for at least 15-20 minutes every day, and set goals for yourself to track your progress.




Like in English, some of the most difficult German verbs to learn in the present tense are irregular verbs. Here are some examples of irregular German verbs that can be challenging to learn:

  1. "sein" (to be) - The present tense forms of "sein" are "bin" (for first person singular), "bist" (for second person singular), "ist" (for third person singular), "sind" (for first and third person plural), and "seid" (for second person plural).

  2. "haben" (to have) - The present tense forms of "haben" are "habe" (for first person singular), "hast" (for second person singular), "hat" (for third person singular), "haben" (for first person plural), and "habt" (for second person plural).

  3. "werden" (to become) - The present tense forms of "werden" are "werde" (for first person singular), "wirst" (for second person singular), "wird" (for third person singular), "werden" (for first and third person plural), and "werdet" (for second person plural).

  4. "können" (to be able to) - The present tense forms of "können" are "kann" (for first and third person singular), "kannst" (for second person singular), "können" (for first and third person plural), and "könnt" (for second person plural).

  5. "mögen" (to like) - The present tense forms of "mögen" are "mag" (for first and third person singular), "magst" (for second person singular), "mögen" (for first and third person plural), and "mögt" (for second person plural).

Remember that irregular German verbs are exceptions to the regular rule, and they often have to be memorized. To learn irregular German verbs, it's important to practice using them in context, and to review and repeat them regularly.


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