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German Strong Verbs

Write the principle parts of the German verbs into the blanks. Make sure to write the auxiliary "ist + participle" for verbs whose participle does not require "haben" as an auxiliary. For help refer to the list of verbs which appears when you click on the "Help" button.

The strong verbs in German may be divided into seven groups according to the vowel change in the principal parts. Note that compound verbs follow the pattern of the basic parts.

Group II

Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle English
o [long]
o [long]
to fly
to pilot (a plane)
to flee
to freeze; to be cold
to lose
to pull; to draw
to move (change address)
o [short]
o [short]
to flow
to close; to lock
to enjoy

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