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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

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

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
er schuf
sie schuf
es schuf
he created
she created
it 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
have created
sie haben geschaffen they created/have created
Sie haben geschaffen you created/have created
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See more verbs in our Verb-Lexikon, in 20 Most-Used German Verbs, German Strong Verbs, and 50 Common German Verbs.

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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
NEXT > Future Tenses
See more verbs in our Verb-Lexikon and on the 20 Most-Used German Verbs, German Strong Verbs, and 50 Common German Verbs pages.

SCHAFFEN: 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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