Verbs with the vowel change e i(e) in the present tense

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Verbs with the vowel change e i(e) in the present tense

Some irregular verbs change their vowel in the present tense for du (you) and er/sie/es (he/she/it). The endings are the same as for regular verbs.

essen
ich esse
du isst
er/sie/es isst
wir essen
ihr esst
sie/Sie essen
  • e i : essen (to eat), geben (to give), helfen (to help), sprechen (to speak)

Er isst Brot. ESSEN

He eats bread.

Sie gibt Anna das Formular. GEBEN

She gives Anna the form.

Du hilfst den Schülern. HELFEN

You help the pupils.

Er spricht kein Deutsch. SPRECHEN

He speaks no German.

  • e ie : lesen (to read), sehen (to see)

Er liest ein Buch von Goethe.

He is reading a book by Goethe.

Sie sieht den Fernsehturm.

She sees the television tower.


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