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

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