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German Verb Conjugations

The Verb BACKEN (to bake)

backen conjugated in all its tenses and moods


BACKEN: Present | Past | Future | Subjunctive | All Verbs

Principal Parts:  backen (bäckt) - backte (buk)* - gebacken
Imperative (Commands): (du) Backe! | (ihr) Backt! | Backen Sie!

*The old, irregular simple-past form, buk, is rarely used in modern German.

Present Tense - Präsens

Stem-Changing Verbs: The verb backen belongs to a class of German verbs known as "stem-changing" verbs. Such verbs alter their stem vowel in the du and er/sie/es forms only (in the present tense). For more, see Stem-Changing Verbs.
ich backe I bake
I am baking
du bäckst you bake
you are baking
er bäckt
sie bäckt
es bäckt
he bakes
he is baking
she bakes
she is baking
it bakes
it is baking
wir backen we bake
we are baking
ihr backt you (guys) bake
you are baking
sie backen they bake
they are baking
Sie backen you bake
you are baking
Sie bäckt einen Kuchen.
She's baking a cake.
Wir backen alles hier im Geschäft.
We bake everything here in the shop.
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