The Most Important Verbs in German

The heart of every language lies in its verbs. If you can correctly recognize and form verbs, you have already mastered the most important aspect of grammar.
To immediately start expressing a lot in German, you only need five verbs in the beginning.
These are:
  1. to have
  2. to be
  3. to go
  4. can
  5. to do
Learn these five German verbs in the present tense in all six conjugated forms by heart: I go, you go, he/she/it goes, we go, you (plural) go, they go.
Also learn the past and future forms of the verbs to have, to be, to go, and to do.
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to have
I have
ich habe
you have
du hast
he has
er hat
we have
wir haben
you have
ihr habt
they have
sie haben
to be
I am
ich bin
you are
du bist
he is
er ist
we are
wir sind
you are
ihr seid
they are
sie sind
to go
I go
ich gehe
you go
du gehst
he goes
er geht
we go
wir gehen
you go
ihr geht
they go
sie gehen
I can
ich kann
you can
du kannst
he can
er kann
we can
wir können
you can
ihr könnt
they can
sie können
you can (formal)
Sie können
to do
I do
ich mache
you do
du machst
he does
er macht
we do
wir machen
you do
ihr macht
they do
sie machen
I have had
ich habe gehabt
you have had
du hast gehabt
he has had
er hat gehabt
she has had
sie hat gehabt
we have had
wir haben gehabt
you have had
ihr habt gehabt
they have had
sie haben gehabt
I have been
ich bin gewesen
you have been
du bist gewesen
he has been
er ist gewesen
she has been
sie ist gewesen
we have been
wir sind gewesen
you have been
ihr seid gewesen
they have been
sie sind gewesen
I have gone
ich bin gegangen
you have gone
du bist gegangen
he has gone
er ist gegangen
she has gone
sie ist gegangen
we have gone
wir sind gegangen
you have gone
ihr seid gegangen
they have gone
sie sind gegangen
I have done
ich habe gemacht
you have done
du hast gemacht
he has done
er hat gemacht
she has done
sie hat gemacht
we have done
wir haben gemacht
you have done
ihr habt gemacht
they have done
sie haben gemacht
I will have
ich werde haben
you will have
du wirst haben
he will have
er wird haben
we will have
wir werden haben
you will have
ihr werdet haben
they will have
sie werden haben
I will be
ich werde sein
you will be
du wirst sein
he will be
er wird sein
we will be
wir werden sein
you will be
ihr werdet sein
they will be
sie werden sein
I will go
ich werde gehen
you will go
du wirst gehen
he will go
er wird gehen
we will go
wir werden gehen
you will go
ihr werdet gehen
they will go
sie werden gehen
I will do
ich werde machen
you will do
du wirst machen
he will do
er wird machen
we will do
wir werden machen
you will do
ihr werdet machen
they will do
sie werden machen
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Ich brauche ...
Where is ... ?
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Was ist ...?
How much is ... ?
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I would like to have ...
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Can you ... ?
Kannst du ... ?
Can you (formal) ... ?
Können Sie ... ?

The verb forms will also be taught to you in the language course from Sprachenlernen24 right in the first few days with the help of a verb trainer, as they are essential in any language.
If you learn just 100 words in addition to these verbs at the beginning, you can already have basic conversations after only about three hours of study time.
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