Conjugation of verbs: gehen, rennen, sagen, sprechen

What I wrote before, is still true: an important part of knowing the basics of German is knowing the conjugation of common verbs, here demonstrated in the present indicative tense (in German: Indikativ Präsens). -> Meaning of this verb mode: something is happening in the present tense.

grammatical person gehen rennen sagen sprechen
1. Pers. Sing.
ich
gehe renne sage spreche
2. Pers. Sing.
du
gehst rennst sagst sprichst
3. Pers. Sing.
er/sie/es
geht rennt sagt spricht
1. Pers. Plur.
wir
gehen rennen sagen sprechen
2. Pers. Plur.
ihr
geht rennt sagt sprecht
3. Pers. Plur.
sie
gehen rennen sagen sprechen

Examples:

  1. Ich gehe zur Schule. – I’m going to school.
  2. Ich renne nach Hause. – I’m running home.
  3. Ich sage dir etwas. – I’m telling you something.
  4. Ich spreche mit dir. – I’m talking to you. / I’m speaking with you.

 

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