5.2.0 German Conjugation - Weak Verbs

A conjugation is the change of the verb according to the subject. For this endings (suffixes) are appended to the stem of the verb. First question is What is the stem? Well, it's the root without the endings.

German verbs in basic form always have the ending -en. That means that you take away the -en and you have the stem of the verb. Then you take the right suffix to append it to the verb and you have a perfect conjugation:

infinitive       bringen trinken
translation to bring to drink
stem / root bring trink
ich bring-e (I bring) trink-e
du bring-st (you bring) trink-st
er bring-t (he brings) trink-t
sie bring-t (she brings) trink-t
es bring-t (it brings) trink-t
wir bring-en (we bring) trink-en
ihr bring-t (you bring) trink-t
sie bring-en (they bring) trink-en

infinitive       sagen kaufen
translation to say to buy
stem / root sag kauf
ich sag-e kauf-e
du sag-st kauf-st
er sag-t kauf-t
sie sag-t kauf-t
es sag-t kauf-t
wir sag-en kauf-en
ihr sag-t kauf-t
sie sag-en kauf-en

infinitive          bringen weinen
translation to bring to cry
stem / root bring wein
ich bring-e (I bring) wein-e
du bring-st (you bring) wein-st
er bring-t (he brings) wein-t
sie bring-t (she brings) wein-t
es bring-t (he brings) wein-t
wir bring-en (we bring) wein-en
ihr bring-t (you bring) wein-t
sie bring-en (they bring) wein-en

infinitive          lachen schwimmen
translation to laugh to swim
stem / root lach schwimm
ich lach-e schwimm-e
du lach-st schwimm-st
er lach-t schwimm-t
sie lach-t schwimm-t
es lach-t schwimm-t
wir lach-en schwimm-en
ihr lach-t schwimm-t
sie lach-en schwimm-en

Even though it might have sounded difficult you'll find it easy since there are a lot of regularities.

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