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German Verb Conjugations
SEIN: Conjugated in All Tenses

The German verb sein conjugated in all its tenses and moods

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SEIN
Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich war I was
du warst you (fam.) were
er war
sie war
es war
he was
she was
it was
PLURAL
wir waren we were
ihr wart you (guys) were
sie waren they were
Sie waren you were

SEIN
Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) Perfekt

DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich bin gewesen I was/have been
du bist gewesen you (fam.) were
have been
er ist gewesen
sie ist gewesen
es ist gewesen
he was/has been
she was/has been
it was/has been
PLURAL
wir sind gewesen we were/have been
ihr seid gewesen you (guys) were
have been
sie sind gewesen they were/have been
Sie sind gewesen you were/have been

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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
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SEIN: Present | Past | Future | Subjunctive | Verb-Lexikon

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