Popular Weak Verbs

Die Beliebtesten Schwachen Verben



Weak verbs, sometimes simply called regular verbs, simply take the ~te ending in the simple past and subjunctive, and the ~t ending in part participle form.

These can generally be identified from their English counterpart. If a word in English, such as laugh, takes an ~ed ending in its past form, laughed, the German word will likely be weak: lachen becomes lechte.

While a few weak verbs differ from the standard conjugation pattern, they are regarded as the more regular group of verbs.

Strong verbs are generally those verbs which have English counterparts that change stem-vowels instead. An example is swim which becomes swam and has the German counterpart schwimmen which becomes schwamm.



Play bauen
to build
Play spielen
to act to play
Play regnen
to rain
Play warten
to wait
Play enden
to finish to end
Play hören
to listen to hear
Play sagen
to tell to say
Play kosten
to cost
Play arbeiten
to work

Verb Conjugations

Verben konjugieren

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