Verbs: Present 1 is the thirteenth (assuming left to right) skill in the German language tree. It contains four lessons introducing various verbs and their respective conjugations, some of which are irregular.

Grammar TipsEdit

Regular VerbsEdit

The table for regular German verbs:

English Personal Pronoun Ending German Example: Lernen (to learn)
I -e ich lerne
You (singular) -st du lernst
He/She/It -t er/sie/es lernt
We -en wir lernen
You (plural) -t ihr lernt
You (formal) -en Sie lernen
They -en sie lernen


In German, there are many ways one can say they like something. The one way you already know is gern or gerne (There's no difference between the two). Gern(e) is an adverb, and follows the verb that you like doing.

Ich schlafe gern(e). ("I like to sleep")

A new way learned in this lesson uses mögen, the verb "to like". What's the difference, if both mean "to like?" The answer is, mögen is used for people and objects, but gern(e) is used for verbs. The one you choose is up to you.


Lesson 1Edit

  • wollen = to want (irregular)
  • machen = to make/do
  • spielen = to play
  • laufen = to walk (irregular)
  • schlafen = to sleep (irregular)
  • gehen = to go

Lesson 2Edit

  • mögen = to like (irregular)
  • sehen = to see (irregular)
  • schreiben = to write
  • lernen = to learn
  • hören = to hear

Lesson 3Edit

  • schwimmen = to swim
  • kennen = to know (someone)
  • bringen = to bring
  • rennen = to run
  • fahren = to drive (irregular)
  • denken = to think

Lesson 4Edit

  • waschen = to wash
  • bezahlen = to pay
  • brauchen = to need
  • beginnen = to begin
  • reichen = to be enough


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