German Verb Conjugations
SCHREIBEN: Conjugated in All Tenses
The German verb schreiben (to write, type, spell) conjugated in all its tenses and moods
PRESENT TENSE PRÄSENS
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.
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
he is writing
she is writing
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
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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