The verbs sein and haben in the simple past tense
This is how sein (to be) and haben (to have) are conjugated in the Präteritum (simple past tense):
Note: in spoken German, the verbs sein (to be) and haben (to have) are mostly used in the simple past tense, not in the perfect tense (for example, ich war rather than ich bin gewesen).
Tim hatte Angst.
Tim was afraid.
Der Plan war nicht optimal.
The plan was not ideal.
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