German Grammar: Verbkonjugation II
Verb conjugation II

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German Grammar: Verbkonjugation II
Verb conjugation II

Welcome to part II of our verb topic! This one is about the plural forms, or the form we use for several people or objects.
Reminder:
Verbs in German change their endings to match their subject. This is called conjugation. Most verbs in German are conjugated according to predictable rules.
Remember we have learned ich, du and sie:
kommenich komme
kommendu kommst
kommener/sie/es kommt
Let's look at the plural forms wir, ihr and sie (we, you and they). The conjugation is really easy, you hardly have to change the ending!
1. Ending for wir:
kommenwir kommen
wohnenwir wohnen
sprechenwir sprechen
Wir wohnen in München.
We live in Munich.
2. Ending for ihr:
kommenkommt
wohnenwohnt
sprechensprecht
Sprecht ihr Deutsch?
Do you (plural) speak German?
Wait wait, so are you telling me there are two words for "you"? One that is to address one person: du, and the other to address more than one person: ihr.
Yes! And also, remember we have Sie for formal situations. You can use Sie to address one or more people.
To "du" or not to "du".
That is the question! Okay, back to our conjugations, this last one is also easy...
3. Ending for sie:
kommenkommen
wohnenwohnen
sprechensprechen
The formal Sie uses the same conjugated form as sie, so there's no need to learn anything extra :)
Sie kommen aus Spanien.
They come from Spain.
Woher kommen Sie?
Where are you (formal) from?
That's it! Now you know all of the forms of conjugation. Remember, it's okay to make mistakes as practice makes perfect! :)