Das präteritum der unregelmäßigen verben
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Das Präteritum der unregelmäßigen Verben
Reminder: You use the simple past tense to express completed actions in the past. The simple past tense is mainly used when writing and when telling stories.
Eines Tages starb die Chefin des Bandenbutt Hotels.STERBEN
One day the female boss of the Brandenbutt Hotel died.STERBEN
Als ihre Enkelin Anna ins Hotel kam, begann das Abenteuer.BEGINNEN
When her granddaughter Anna came to the hotel the adventure started. BEGINNEN
With irregular verbs in the simple past tense, the vowel in the verb stem (a, e, i, o, u) always changes. There are no common rules so you have to learn each verb by heart:
For some verbs you also add a t + personal ending. These are a mixed form.
Anna dachte oft an ihre Großmutter. DENKEN
Anna often thought of her grandmother.DENKEN
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