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German Verb Conjugations

SCHREIBEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

The German verb schreiben (to write, type, spell) conjugated in all its tenses and moods


The verb schreiben is a strong (irregular) verb meaning "to write." But it can be used in several other idiomatic meanings. For instance, schreiben can be used to say "it is the year...," as in Wir schreiben das Jahr 1550. ("We are in/It is the year 1550."). See other idiomatic examples in the conjugation chart below.

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

Principal Parts: schreiben • schrieb • geschrieben
Imperative (Commands): (du) Schreib(e)! | (ihr) Schreibt! | Schreiben Sie!

Present Tense - Präsens

ich schreibe I write
I am writing
du schreibst you write
you are writing
er schreibt
sie schreibt
es schreibt
he writes
he is writing
she writes
she is writing
it writes
it is writing
wir schreiben we write
we are writing
ihr schreibt you (guys) write
you (guys) are writing
sie schreiben they write
they are writing
Sie schreiben you write
you are writing
Idiomatic Examples:
Wir schreiben das Jahr 1550. It is the year 1550.
Sage und schreibe! Believe it or not!
Wie schreibt sich das? How is that spelled?
Schreiben Sie sich das hinter die Ohren! Take that to heart!
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SCHREIBEN: Present | Past | Future | Subjunctive | All Verbs

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