German

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: German
  • Alternate names: Deutsch, Tedesco
  • Language code: deu
  • Language family: Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Middle German, East Middle German
  • Number of speakers: 95392978
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

German Language Periods

  • Old High German is the earliest stage of the German language, conventionally covering the period from around 500 to 1050 CE.
  • Middle High German is the term used for the period in the history of the German language between 1050 and 1350.
  • Modern German is the language spoken today.

The German language is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. German is closely related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. Around the world, German is spoken by ~100 million native speakers and also ~30 million non-native speakers, and Standard German is widely taught in schools and universities in Europe.

The verb

Standard German verbs inflect into:

Spelling Reform

The German Spelling Reform in 1999 had the following impact on the verbs:

Traditional GermanRevised German
kennenlernenkennen lernen
schwerfallenschwer fallen
ich esse, du ißt, er/sie/es ißtich esse, du isst, er/sie/es isst
ich aß, du aßest, er/sie/es aßich aß, du aßest, er/sie/es aß

Verbix German verb conjugation supports both ways of spelling the verbs.

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