German Verb Conjugations
werden (to become)
The verb werden conjugated in all its tenses
Also see: The Passive Voice in German
Commands - Imperativ
|There are three command (imperative) forms, one for each "you" word. In addition, the "let's" form is used with wir.|
|werden wir!||let's become/get|
Subjunctive I - Konjunktiv I
|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).|
|ich werde (würde)*||I become|
|du werdest||you become|
|*NOTE: Because the Subjunctive I (Konjunktiv I) of "werden" and some other verbs is sometimes identical to the indicative (normal) form, the Subjunctive II is sometimes substituted, as in the items marked.|
|wir werden (würden)*||we become|
|ihr werdet||you (guys) become|
|sie werden (würden)*||they become|
|Sie werden (würden)*||you become|
Subjunctive II - Konjunktiv II
|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).|
|ich würde||I would become|
|du würdest||you would become|
|he would become
she would become
it would become
|wir würden||we would become|
|ihr würdet||you (guys) would become|
|sie würden||they would become|
|Sie würden||you would become|
|NOTE: The Subjunctive form of "werden" is often used in combination with other verbs to form the conditional mood (Konditional). Here are several examples:|
|Sie würden es kaufen||you would buy it|
|Was würden Sie tun?||What would you do?|
|ich würde nach Berlin (fahren)||I would go to Berlin|
|ich würde gerufen haben||I would have called|
|Since the Subjunctive is a mood and not a tense, it can also be used in various tenses. Below are several examples.|
|ich sei geworden||I am said to have become|
|ich wäre geworden||I would have become|
|sie wären geworden||they would have become|
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