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    Einheit 2.8 (online)

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    Conjugation of Verbs (2)

    In 1.8 we first learned about verb conjugation. The verbs we learned in 1.8 had their verb stems plus the ending -en (kommen, wohnen, heißen, etc). In todays lesson you learned a new verb wandern. You will notice that this ends in -n only. Please see the verb conjugation pattern below.

    Since 1.8 we have also encountered verbs that don’t follow the typical conjugation pattern for various reasons. Here are few of them:

    Verbs whose stem ends in an s-sound (-s, -ß, -z, -ss) do not add an -s in the du-form:

    Wie heißt du? – Ich heiße Isabelle.

    Tanzt du heute Abend?

    Reist du oft nach Deutschland?

     

    Verbs whose stem ends in -t or -d add an -e between the stem and the -st ending for the du-form and between the stem and the -t in the er/sie/es-form and ihr-form:

    Du reitest am Donnerstag.

    Er arbeitet morgen früh.

    Ihr findet den Kurs interessant.

    This also applies to some other verbs such as regnen (es regnet) and öffnen (sie öffnet das Buch).

    Compare the following conjugations:

    Pronomen spielen (regular conjugation) wandern tanzen reisen reiten
    ich spiele wandere tanze reise reite
    du spielst wanderst tanzt reist reitest
    er/sie/es spielt wandert tanzt reist reitet
    wir spielen wandern tanzen reisen reiten
    ihr spielt wandert tanzt reist reitet
    sie/Sie spielen wandern tanzen reisen reiten

    Please note that the underlined portion of the infinitive is the “verb stem”.

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    Expressing likes and dislikes: “gern”/”nicht gern”/”auch gern”

    To express that we like doing something, we use a verb + “gern”:

    Helga spielt gern Fußball. – Helga likes to play soccer.

     

    To express that we do not like doing something, we use a verb + “nicht gern”:

    Jonas geht nicht gern in die Schule. – Jonas doesn’t like to go to school.

     

    To agree with a statement of liking or disliking to do something, we use “auch gern” or “auch nicht gern”:

    Helga spielt gern Fußball. – Helga likes to play soccer.

    Tom spielt auch gern Fußball. – Tom also likes to play soccer.

    Jonas geht nicht gern in die Schule. – Jonas doesn’t like to go to school.

    Max geht auch nicht gern in die Schule. – Max also doesn’t like to go to school.

     

    “gern”/”nicht gern”/”auch gern”/”auch nicht gern” are placed after the verb (and before the complement):

    Ich esse gern. – I like to eat.

    Ich spiele gern Hockey. – I like to play hockey.

    In a sentence with inverted word order, “gern” comes after the subject.

    Am Samstag spiele ich gern Fuβball.

     

    *ACHTUNG* “gern” is NOT a verb

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