Conditional Perfect is the one hundredth (assuming left to right) skill in the German language tree. In the two lessons of this skill, the student of German learns how to describe the conditional in terms of the past tense with a tense called the conditional perfect.

There are no new vocabulary words in this skill.

Grammar notesEdit

The conditional perfect uses the past subjunctives of sein or haben (wären and hätten, respectively) and the past participle to create a conditional in the past tense. In English, this is translated as "would have done..." These two verbs need to be conjugated. They are conjugated similar to the preterites:

wären hätten
ich wäre hätte
du wärest hättest
er, sie, es wäre hätte
wir wären hätten
ihr wäret hättet
sie, Sie wären hätten

Remember, all verbs past the first will go to the end of the sentence.


Lesson 1Edit

hätten is first used in this lesson.

Lesson 2Edit

wären is introduced.


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