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German Verb Conjugations
HELFEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

PAST TENSES • VERGANGENHEIT

The German verb helfen (to help) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

HELFEN: Present > Past > Future > Subjunctive > All Verbs


Principal Parts: helfen (hilft) - half - geholfen
Imperative (Commands): (du) Hilf! (ihr) Helft! Helfen Sie!
Helfen is a dative verb.

HELFEN
Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich half I helped
du halfst you helped
er half
sie half
es half
he helped
she helped
it helped
PLURAL
wir halfen we helped
ihr halft you (guys) helped
sie halfen they helped
Sie halfen you helped

HELFEN
Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt

DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich habe geholfen I helped/have helped
du hast geholfen you helped/have helped
er hat geholfen
sie hat geholfen
es hat geholfen
he helped/has helped
she helped/has helped
it helped/has helped
PLURAL
wir haben geholfen we helped/have helped
ihr habt geholfen you (guys) helped
have helped
sie haben geholfen they helped/have helped
Sie haben geholfen you helped/have helped
NEXT > Future Tense
HELFEN is also a dative verb. See more verbs in our Verb-Lexikon, in 20 Most-Used German Verbs, German Strong Verbs, and 50 Common German Verbs.

HELFEN: Present > Past > Future > Subjunctive > All Verbs

HELFEN
Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt

DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich hatte geholfen I had helped
du hattest geholfen you had helped
er hatte geholfen
sie hatte geholfen
es hatte geholfen
he had helped
she had helped
it had helped
PLURAL
wir hatten geholfen we had helped
ihr hattet geholfen you (guys) had helped
sie hatten geholfen they had helped
Sie hatten geholfen you had helped
NEXT: Future Tense
HELFEN is also a dative verb. See more verbs in our Verb-Lexikon and on the 20 Most-Used German Verbs, German Strong Verbs, and 50 Common German Verbs pages.

HELFEN: Present > Past > Future > Subjunctive > All Verbs

If you want to look at other irregular verbs in the simple past and present perfect, see our German Strong Verbs pages.

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