Present Tense

Das Präsens

Introduction Einführung
This is the most common verb tense. The present tense is used to express:
• actions currently happening,
• actions happening in the near future,
• general truths,
• and habitual actions.

Because English so often uses helping verbs such as "am" and "do", the German present tense can be seen as simpler.

For example, the phrase Er geht (third-person present) can be translated as:
He goes.
He is going.
He does go.
Vocabulary Wortschatz
Play sprechen
to speak
Play haben
to have
Play spielen
to act to play
Play denken
to think

Verb Conjugations

Verben konjugieren

non-finite
unendlich
indicative
Indikativ
present
Präsens
preterite
Präteritum
subjunctive
Konjunktiv
imperative
Imperativ
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