Introduction to Verbs

German verbs work on very similar principles to English verbs.

They conjugate for all the different pronouns, but the way different tenses are expressed is very similar to English. Here’s a regular verb in the present tense

ich trinke - I drink
du trinkst - you drink
wir trinken - we drink
ihr trinkt - you (plural) drink
er/sie/es trinkt - he/she/it drinks
sie/Sie trinken - they/you (formal) drink

As we advance through a few sets of example sentences, you’ll learn some more about the different types of German verbs. Here are some of the simplest example sentences:

Er wohnt in Amerika
He lives in America

Ich gehe mit ihm.
I go with him.

Wir trinken Bier.
We drink beer.