In German language there are two verbs that are completely
irregular or better said they don't have a stem. But
you shouldn't forget that this kind of verb exists also
In German there are two totally irregular verbs that
are sein (to be) and haben (to have). Both are quite
important especially since haben is used to form the
The verb haben has the double function like the verb
as a full verb for owning something
as a modal verb for forming the compound tenses
habe gegessen. =
I have eaten.
Ich habe ein Auto. =
I have a car.
A language consists above of all words. In all languages,
you need around 3,500 words to make yourself understood
and to understand what the others say. At first glance
this might sound a lot, but you will notice that it's
not that bad. There are lots of words quite similar to
And thinking of 10 words per day you'll have the 3,500
in about a year. That's not too bad, isn't it? Everyone
has his or her own way of learning. Some read books or
articles and search for the unknown words in the dictionary;
some others put little yellow notes with the vocabulary
all over their home at the fridge there is the note KÜHLSCHRANK,
in the bathroom BAD etc.
Whatever your way of doing it is - the most difficult
of this is the start. But like the Chinese proverb - Even
a journey of 10,000 km starts with one step. So, take
the step and have a look at our exercises of conjugation.