German Verbs - "haben" & "sein"

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The ending for we, they and the formal you are all the same!

sein (to be) - This verb is a bit weird, like its equivalent in English. You just have to learn the different forms of the verb that are used according to whom you're talking about.

P.S. - The famous line from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "To be or not to be, that is the question." - In German the actors say: "Sein oder nicht sein, das ist die Frage."

Verb endings of the German verb HABEN in the present tense
  haben to have   sein to be
habe I have   bin I am
(you, informal)
hast You have   bist You are
er / sie / es
(he / she / it)
hat He / She / It has   ist He / She / It is
haben We have   sind We are
(you, informal, plural)
habt You have   seid You are
haben They have   sind They are
(you, formal)
haben You have   sind You are

Interactive Exercises:

  1. Present Tense of "sein" (gap-filling in sentences)...
  2. "sein", match-up @ Wordwall (by Mokaestanulas)
  3. "sein", Missing word @ Wordwall (by Gosiap) - fill gaps in sentences
  4. Practise "sein" - gap-filling @ Quia...
  5. "sein", True or false @ Wordwall (by Deutschonline), challenging, gets faster!

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