The past participles of sein and werden
Reminder: the past participle is used to form the perfect tense (among other things).
Anna ist Ärztin geworden.
Anna has become / became a doctor.
The verbs sein (to be) and werden (to become) have irregular past participles:
Note: both sein and werden take the auxiliary verb sein in the perfect tense.
Ich bin noch nie in Paris gewesen.
I have never been to Paris.
Mein Bruder ist gestern 5 Jahre alt geworden.
My brother turned 5 yesterday (literally “My brother has become 5 yesterday”).
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