Past Tense - Irregular Forms

 

The following list shows the forms of the irregular verbs (also called "strong verbs"). With these forms, at least the stem vocal changes.

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Form German Phonetic Script English
infinitive stieben 1) ['ʃti:bən] to rush/spray/fly
1. person singular ich stob ç ʃto:p] I rushed
2. person singular (familiar) du stobst [du: ʃto:pst] you rushed
3. person singular er/sie/es stob [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs ʃto:p] he/she/it rushed
1. person plural wir stoben [vi:ə 'ʃto:bən] we rushed
2. person plural (familiar) ihr stobt [i:ə ʃto:pt] you rushed
3. person plural sie stoben [zi: 'ʃto:bən] they rushed
polite form (singular + plural) Sie stoben [zi: 'ʃto:bən] you rushed
       
infinitive stinken ['ʃtɪŋkən] to stink
1. person singular ich stank ç ʃtaŋk] I stank
2. person singular (familiar) du stankst [du: ʃtaŋkst] you stank
3. person singular er/sie/es stank [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs ʃtaŋk] he/she/it stank
1. person plural wir stanken [vi:ə 'ʃtaŋkən] we stank
2. person plural (familiar) ihr stankt [i:ə ʃtaŋkt] you stank
3. person plural sie stanken [zi: 'ʃtaŋkən] they stank
polite form (singular + plural) Sie stanken [zi: 'ʃtaŋkən] you stank
       
infinitive stoßen ['ʃto:sən] to push/poke/bang/bump
1. person singular ich stieß ç ʃti:s] I pushed
2. person singular (familiar) du stießest/stießt [du: 'ʃti:səst/ʃti:st] you pushed
3. person singular er/sie/es stieß [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs ʃti:s] he/she/it pushed
1. person plural wir stießen [vi:ə 'ʃti:sən] we pushed
2. person plural (familiar) ihr stießt [i:ə ʃti:st] you pushed
3. person plural sie stießen [zi: 'ʃti:sən] they pushed
polite form (singular + plural) Sie stießen [zi: 'ʃti:sən] you pushed
       
infinitive streichen ['ʃtraiçən] to paint/cancel/butter bread
1. person singular ich strich ç ʃtrɪç] I painted
2. person singular (familiar) du strichst [du: ʃtrɪçst] you painted
3. person singular er/sie/es strich [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs ʃtrɪç] he/she/it painted
1. person plural wir strichen [vi:ə 'ʃtrɪçən] we painted
2. person plural (familiar) ihr stricht [i:ə ʃtrɪçt] you painted
3. person plural sie strichen [zi: 'ʃtrɪçən] they painted
polite form (singular + plural) Sie strichen [zi: 'ʃtrɪçən] you painted
       
infinitive streiten ['ʃtraitən] to argue/quarrel
1. person singular ich stritt ç ʃtrɪt] I argued
2. person singular (familiar) du strittest [du: 'ʃtrɪtəst] you argued
3. person singular er/sie/es stritt [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs ʃtrɪt] he/she/it argued
1. person plural wir stritten [vi:ə 'ʃtrɪtən] we argued
2. person plural (familiar) ihr strittet [i:ə 'ʃtrɪtət] you argued
3. person plural sie stritten [zi: 'ʃtrɪtən] they argued
polite form (singular + plural) Sie stritten [zi: 'ʃtrɪtən] you argued
       
infinitive tragen ['tra:gən] to carry
1. person singular ich trug ç tru:k] I carried
2. person singular (familiar) du trugst [du: tru:kst] you carried
3. person singular er/sie/es trug [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs tru:k] he/she/it carried
1. person plural wir trugen [vi:ə 'tru:gən] we carried
2. person plural (familiar) ihr trugt [i:ə tru:kt] you carried
3. person plural sie trugen [zi: 'tru:gən] they carried
polite form (singular + plural) Sie trugen [zi: 'tru:gən] you carried
       
infinitive treffen ['trɛfən] to meet
1. person singular ich traf ç tra:f] I met
2. person singular (familiar) du trafst [du: tra:fst] you met
3. person singular er/sie/es traf [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs tra:f] he/she/it met
1. person plural wir trafen [vi:ə 'tra:fən] we met
2. person plural (familiar) ihr traft [i:ə tra:ft] you met
3. person plural sie trafen [zi: 'tra:fən] they met
polite form (singular + plural) Sie trafen [zi: 'tra:fən] you met
       
infinitive treiben ['traibən] to drive/drift/float
1. person singular ich trieb ç tri:p] I drove
2. person singular (familiar) du triebst [du: tri:pst] you drove
3. person singular er/sie/es trieb [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs tri:p] he/she/it drove
1. person plural wir trieben [vi:ə 'tri:bən] we drove
2. person plural (familiar) ihr triebt [i:ə tri:pt] you drove
3. person plural sie trieben [zi: 'tri:bən] they drove
polite form (singular + plural) Sie trieben [zi: 'tri:bən] you drove
       
infinitive treten ['tre:tən] to step/kick
1. person singular ich trat ç tra:t] I stepped
2. person singular (familiar) du tratst [du: tra:tst] you stepped
3. person singular er/sie/es trat [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs tra:t] he/she/it stepped
1. person plural wir traten [vi:ə 'tra:tən] we stepped
2. person plural (familiar) ihr tratet [i:ə 'tra:tət] you stepped
3. person plural sie traten [zi: 'tra:tən] they stepped
polite form (singular + plural) Sie traten [zi: 'tra:tən] you stepped
       
infinitive trinken ['trɪŋkən] to drink
1. person singular ich trank ç traŋk] I drank
2. person singular (familiar) du trankst [du: traŋkst] you drank
3. person singular er/sie/es trank [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs traŋk] he/she/it drank
1. person plural wir tranken [vi:ə 'traŋkən] we drank
2. person plural (familiar) ihr trankt [i:ə traŋkt] you drank
3. person plural sie tranken [zi: 'traŋkən] they drank
polite form (singular + plural) Sie tranken [zi: 'traŋkən] you drank

 

SUPPLEMENT

 
1) stieben can also have a regular conjugation while the meaning remains the same
infinitive stieben ['ʃti:bən] to rush/spray/fly
1. person singular ich stiebte ç 'ʃti:ptə] I rushed
2. person singular (familiar) du stiebtest [du: 'ʃti:ptəst] you rushed
3. person singular er/sie/es stiebte [e:ɐ/zi:/ɛs 'ʃti:ptə] he/she/it rushed
1. person plural wir stiebten [vi:ə 'ʃti:ptən] we rushed
2. person plural (familiar) ihr stiebtet [i:ə 'ʃti:ptət] you rushed
3. person plural sie stiebten [zi: 'ʃti:ptən] they rushed
polite form (singular + plural) Sie stiebten [zi: 'ʃti:ptən] you rushed
       

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