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German grammar - present tense #2 - irregular verbs

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3 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Irregular verbs

    • 3. Extra irregular verbs

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Are you a German learner and struggling to conjugate German verbs?
Do you keep forgetting what verb endings you need? 

Then this series of German grammar lessons is going to help you!

In this class we will only look at irregular German verbs in the present tense!

So join me and in a short time you'll be conjugating German irregular verbs like a pro!

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Interested in more present tense verb classes?
German grammar - present tense # 1 regular verbs

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German grammar - present tense #5 - reflexive, impersonal and new verbs

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1. Introduction: Hi. I'm Angelica, a native German speaker and qualified teacher, and I have a question for you. Do you find German grammar overwhelming? It doesn't have to be my German grammar. Siri's will help you learn German grammar in small bite size classes, and we're starting with a different tenses. To narrow it down even more. We're starting with the present tense. This class covers the irregular verbs, nice and easy. Oh, and a few exceptions. Just two videos on the project. Interested. Just click the blue and roll button on Get started. 2. Irregular verbs: So in this section we're looking at irregular verbs. Last section. We have the irregular verbs because they regularly followed the pattern. The irregular verbs, as he could guess, Don't always follow the pattern. But before you start panicking, there is a bunch. And that's a nice book, because the changes are only in the do form on the air Zs. So the changes are only in the second on 1/3 form, singular the issue form and the plural. They follow the pattern just like the regular verbs to Let's have a look at an example. So a possible change is that the A changes into an a m loud, so five in as an example to drive his father just like we had before. But then it's not too fast. It's too fast. Don't ask Satch, and then we're carrying on as normal via file. And you thought Z Fallon wasn't that difficult, was it? You have a good Fallon as it's in here. It's pretty obvious that the A changes to an AOM lout supports a video and congregates salad. Okay, let's have a look each follow, but then it's do fades, air felled via Fallon year filed Z Fallon. The same could happen to an au which could also change to an a on loud you, as an example, Lau Third, which is to run not to walk, depending on what context? This have a go at conjugating Wilson. And I assure you the answer it's not what you got. It's Lausa to Loy East and noise feel. Elson allows zeal. Elson Well done if you've got it. Another possible choice. Change, not choice. Change is that assured? Ease Sound changes to an I Essen. Now, that's a short that changes to, And I now, based on what you've learned so far, have a go at conjugating Essen. I'm about to give you the answers. So if you haven't finished yet, course the video. But this is what it looks like. He s er two ist air ist via Essen year s Z s in. Did he notice one other change? Remember what we said in the other section in the regular verbs. If the stem ends in an S, the do form doesn't get an extra s. So we're not having do is to three ss well done if you remember it. A long e sound could change into a naive examples. Ian to see hasn't go. That one I give you The answer is Zeer does east as eat vz and is eat ZZ and another example. A possible change Could be an O gets a normal out whoreson to push. Have a good on Let's have a look to see if your conjugation looks like mine. Who should boost? Yes, Jews, the stores in ish, toast stores and and again in the do form. We do not have the extra s. So all the rules we've had in the last section about the regular verbs still applied to the irregular ones. Except this time, the door on the air Zs changes as well. 3. Extra irregular verbs: right here. We've got a few extra months. Some of them are really important, so important that you really ought to learn them, even if you don't learn any of the other ones on the one which is also the most highly irregular. One is Zain as in to be and of course to be isn't really regular either. Hardly anybody says I b u B he should be because they say I am. You are. He is we are so it is also very irregular in English and in German. It's been and missed as he s east via Zind years. ICT season can imagine you need to use to be quite a lot in the present ends so that one is really important. The other one over, Not quite us irregular. It's Harbin and again it only changes in the door and the air's es for its each harbor. And then we're not saying perhaps that would have been following the regular patron. It's Do I trust a hunt and then we're carrying on with via Harbin year hopped Z Harbin. Now those two verbs, Zain and Harbin are not just important for the present ends, they will also be very important when you do the perfect tense. So these are really important that you know them. Another strange one. Listen now that's a completely different pattern because we're having in the singular is devised, devised advice. No t, they're noticed. And then we're carrying on with the Vicinity Harvest's Evison so that one is really irregular. On another strange thing, his rotter. Now we're changing the A to the a low who heads a rate, and then he carries on again via heart in your hearted z hearten. Now, one day she noticed something that's even more irregular to whatever we've learned. If you remember when we watched the video about the regular verbs Onda, we came to those where the stem ends in a T. We said we would add an extra e so that it's easier to pronounce, and we've done that in the years form. But we haven't done it in the tool in the air, and that's because the A has now changed too long, allowed a home loud, and the pronunciation is slightly different as well. And it's all of us have been doable. So it's heart who heads every eight. We don't have another t. There were not saying a rated or anything. The Gratton. But then we do follow the old pattern, your hearted and see her, too. So then the question is, where do we find these irregular Virts? If you're using a textbook, usually somewhere at the end of your textbook, there will be a list off irregular verbs. Sometimes there are extra pages and dictionaries. There are actually complete books of herbs that you can buy my purse. ERT looking would be online. They're online dictionaries. It makes my favorite one leo dot Or if you just go with that one on there, there's a little button next to the verb. If you click on it, you actually get the verbs conjugated in every tens you need or any other online websites. Just look for who, What can you google irregular for German irregular verbs, and I bet you will be inundated with websites where they tell you how to find them, what they are, what they may be. He hungered any off this, especially if you're out in Germany. You're talking. You're about to say something on you can't remember. Is this a regular or an irregular verbs. Remember, if you're talking the U Z, nothing changes anyway. It just almost a pattern. And if you remember all the other bits, you probably get away with it as well. So if you do get it wrong, don't worry about it too much. It's far more important to just have a go and speak to people. If, on the other hand, you have time to look it up, then do. That's the best way really to learn them.