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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.

The following frequently used verbs do not fit into the groups mentioned before.

Infinitive [irreg. 3rd pers. present tense form] Simple Past Past Participle English Equivalent
to ask, request
to go; to walk
to have
to lift; to raise
to come
to lie
to [tell a] lie
to be
to be sitting
to stand
to do
to become

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