German Verb Conjugations
SCHAFFEN: Conjugated in All Tenses
Present Tense Präsens
The German verb schaffen (to create; make, do) conjugated in all its tenses and moods
Principal Parts 1: schaffen schuf geschaffen
Principal Parts 2: schaffen schaffte geschafft*
Imperative (Commands): (du) schaff! | (ihr) schafft! | schaffen Sie!
*See the explanation of this verb's two forms in the chart below.
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Present Tense - Präsens
|Strong and Weak Forms: The verb SCHAFFEN has two forms: strong and weak. In its meanings of "do, make, work, manage, accomplish," schaffen is a regular (weak) verb. In its meaning of "create," schaffen is an irregular (strong) verb with the past tense schuf and the past participle geschaffen. See the examples below for more.|
|ich schaffe||I create/am creating|
|du schaffst||you create/are creating|
|he creates/is creating
she stands/is creating
it stands/is creating
|wir schaffen||we create/are creating|
|ihr schafft||you (guys) create/
|sie schaffen||they create/are creating|
|Sie schaffen||you create/are creating|
Schaffe, schaffe, Häusle baue!
Work, work, build your little house! (Old saying about the industriousness of the Swabian people.)
Er schafft es nicht. He can't do it.
Ich habe viel geschafft. I've accomplished a lot.
Kannst du bitte Platz schaffen? Can you make some room?
Wie können wir das in den Keller schaffen?
How can we manage to get that into the cellar?
Related: die Anschaffung purchase, acquisition; die Erschaffung creation, die Schaffenskraft creativity
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