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German Verb Conjugations

SEIN: Conjugated in All Tenses to be

SEIN
Present Tense - Prsens

sie

er

es

is
t

bi
ich n
bis
du t

wi
r

wir

sin
d

sie

is
t

Si
e

SEIN
Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) Perfekt
(was/were)/(has/have)+been
Same with present tense + gewesen

SEIN
Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

er
ich

sie
wa
r

es

du

wars
t

ihr

war
t

sie
wir
ware
n

Si
e

SEIN
Past Perfect Tense Plusquamperfekt
DEUTSCH

ENGLISH
SINGULAR

ich war gewesen

I had been

du warst gewesen

you (fam.) had been

er war gewesen
sie war gewesen
es war gewesen

he had been
she had been
it had been
PLURAL

wir waren gewesen

we had been

ihr wart gewesen

you (guys) had been

sie waren gewesen

they had been

Sie waren gewesen

you had been

SEIN
Future Tense - Futur
DEUTSCH

ENGLISH
SINGULAR

ich werde sein

I will be

du wirst sein

you (fam.) will be

er wird sein
sie wird sein
es wird sein

he will be
she will be
it will be
PLURAL

wir werden sein

we will be

ihr werdet sein

you (guys) will be

sie werden sein

they will be

Sie werden sein

you will be

SEIN
Future Perfect - Futur II

DEUTSCH

ENGLISH
SINGULAR

ich werde gewesen sein

I will have been

du wirst gewesen sein

you (fam.) will have been

er wird gewesen sein


sie wird gewesen sein
es wird gewesen sein

he will have been


she will have been
it will have been

PLURAL
wir werden gewesen sein

we will have been

ihr werdet gewesen sein

you (guys) will have been

sie werden gewesen sein

they will have been

Sie werden gewesen sein

you will have been

SEIN
Commands - Imperativ
DEUTSCH

ENGLISH

There are three command (imperative) forms, one for each


German "you" word. In addition, the "let's" form is used
with wir (we).
(du) sei

be

(ihr) seid

be

seien Sie!

be

seien wir

let's be

EXAMPLES:
Sei brav! Be good!/Behave yourself!
Seien Sie still! Be quiet!/No talking!

SEIN
Subjunctive I - Konjunktiv I

DEUTSCH

ENGLISH

The subjunctive is a mood, not a tense. The Subjunctive I


(Konjunktiv I) is based on the infinitive form of the verb. It
is most often used to express indirect quotation (indirekte
Rede). NOTE: This verb form is most often found in
newspaper reports or magazine articles.
SINGULAR
ich sei

I am (said to be)

du sei(e)st

you are (said to be)

er sei
sie sei
es sei

he is (said to be)
she is (said to be)
it is (said to be)
PLURAL

wir seien

we are (said to be)

ihr seiet

you (guys) are (said to be)

sie seien

they are (said to be)

Sie seien

you are (said to be)

SEIN
Subjunctive II - Konjunktiv II
DEUTSCH

ENGLISH

The Subjunctive II (Konjunktiv II) expresses wishful


thinking, contrary-to-reality situations and is used to express
politeness. The Subjunctive II is based on the simple past
tense (Imperfekt). This "sein" form resembles English
examples, such as "If I were you, I wouldn't do that."
SINGULAR
ich wre

I would be

du wrest

you would be

er wre
sie wre
es wre

he would be
she would be
it would be

PLURAL
wir wren

we would be

ihr wret

you (guys) would be

sie wren

they would be

Sie wren

you would be

Since the Subjunctive is a mood and not a tense, it can also


be used in various tenses. Below are several examples.
ich sei gewesen

I am said to have been

ich wre gewesen

I would have been

wre er hier, wrde er...

if he were here, he would...

sie wren gewesen

they would have been