German Verb Conjugations
SCHAFFEN: Conjugated in All Tenses
Past Tenses Vergangenheit
The German verb schaffen (to create; make, manage) 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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Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt
|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.|
|ich schuf||I created|
|du schufst||you created|
|wir schufen||we created|
|ihr schufet||you (guys) created|
|sie schufen||they created|
|Sie schufen||you created|
Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt
|ich habe geschaffen||I created/have created|
|du hast geschaffen||you created/have created|
|er hat geschaffen
sie hat geschaffen
es hat geschaffen
|he created/has created
she created/has created
it created/has created
|wir haben geschaffen||we created/have created|
|ihr habt geschaffen||you (guys) created
|sie haben geschaffen||they created/have created|
|Sie haben geschaffen||you created/have created|
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Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt
|ich hatte geschaffen||I had created|
|du hattest geschaffen||you had created|
|er hatte geschaffen
sie hatte geschaffen
es hatte geschaffen
|he had created
she had created
it had created
|wir hatten geschaffen||we had created|
|ihr hattet geschaffen||you (guys) had created|
|sie hatten geschaffen||they had created|
|Sie hatten geschaffen||you had created|
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