Tag: tenses

53 When to use Perfekt and Präteritum? 2011-05-25T11:26:37.673

25 Why doesn’t German have a present continuous tense? 2014-12-30T01:47:37.173

18 Using Plusquamperfekt to indicate a completed action in the past 2011-05-25T12:34:51.930

15 Usage of Perfekt and Präteritum in the spoken language 2012-08-18T09:17:36.933

14 Herr X war gestern gestorben 2015-11-11T11:49:53.110

12 Wann beschreibt das Perfekt die Zukunft? 2011-05-27T08:03:58.590

12 Tense and Aspect 2011-11-19T12:52:27.903

12 Why "setzen, 6" and not "setz, 6"? 2015-12-01T12:51:59.190

8 Bisher: Welches Tempus? 2011-05-31T20:15:01.783

8 Is it possible to have confusion with different verbs that have some forms in common? 2013-07-18T15:44:44.260

8 gehabt haben vs. Plusquamperfekt 2014-12-21T14:49:47.697

8 “Ich werde” vs “ich bin” 2016-06-17T19:58:20.240

7 Differences between “muss gut gewesen sein” vs. “musste gut sein” 2012-02-29T22:14:48.463

7 What's this structure called? 2012-03-04T22:51:39.470

7 Warum Perfekt anstelle von Präteritum und seit wann? 2013-07-19T07:08:43.840

7 Das Futur und Präsens um die Vergangenheit zu beschreiben 2013-09-27T09:28:11.940

7 Can “möchten” be used with future tense? 2016-10-20T10:16:21.350

6 "ich hätte früher dort gewesen sein müssen" zeit 2011-10-01T22:17:42.257

6 Consecutio temporum in German prepositions 2013-11-06T16:43:30.847

6 How to describe the near future in German? 2015-10-08T19:55:52.477

5 Regeln für mehrfache indirekte Rede? 2011-10-04T15:37:46.217

5 How to translate Perfekt into English 2013-04-20T07:59:44.677

5 How do we use perfect tense in passive voice? 2013-07-18T11:55:23.743

5 Is "Er ist gehend" or "Er ist am gehen" proper German? 2014-04-02T07:28:19.923

5 Perfect tense to describe future events 2014-10-24T20:04:36.557

5 Habitual past vs simple past 2015-05-20T11:35:39.027

5 How to use “seit” and “vor” with “verschwinden” 2016-02-01T08:53:33.123

5 Two sentences in passive voice 2016-04-11T11:28:16.053

5 What is the dict.cc entry : etw. hätte gemacht worden sein müssen? 2016-10-28T14:03:54.363

5 Why do Germans often use the Plusquamperfekt instead of (simple) Perfekt when they speak of the past? 2017-01-29T18:58:30.720

5 Why is “wird” used in “ob unser Baby ein Junge oder ein Mädchen wird”? 2017-04-22T12:23:06.860

5 How does the tense affect the meaning of a construction with “sobald”? 2017-12-04T14:36:57.530

4 Wie kann man optimal drei Tempora in einen Satz verschmelzen? 2013-11-24T16:56:49.810

4 Unterschied zwischen „du hättest (…) sollen“ und „du solltest (…) haben“ 2013-12-16T19:25:46.403

4 "present continuous" form - have vs having 2014-12-04T23:51:11.650

4 How do you communicate in German a continuous action in the past? 2014-12-11T12:59:12.693

4 Was meint Ulrich Engel? (Frage zu Tempora) 2014-12-25T23:28:43.947

4 irreale Bedingungssätze in der Vergangenheit – »hätte« vs. »würde« 2015-09-19T08:29:38.310

4 Infinitiv Präsens oder Perfekt: »...ohne seinen Absender anzugeben / angegeben zu haben« 2016-07-21T21:21:50.567

4 German modal verbs in perfect tense - two ways? 2016-11-24T07:04:32.917

4 Why the need to use the tense "hat bedeutet" here? 2017-06-15T14:59:43.527

4 Why is it that "alle" takes different cases here? 2017-12-06T10:44:43.307

3 How to translate "I had a question"? 2011-06-26T12:19:46.143

3 Zeitformäquivalenz zwischen "ohne dass ..." und "ohne ... zu" 2014-11-18T21:02:28.063

3 Was ist der Unterschied zwischen diesen zwei Sätzen? 2016-05-20T10:02:28.723

3 Understanding "die waren gewesen ganz stolz, die hatten geblänkt und gespiegelt" in context 2016-06-29T04:34:15.527

3 The use of Konjunktiv I to express future events 2016-11-15T20:44:51.287

3 Different translations for "That was 20 years ago" 2016-11-18T18:44:28.380

3 Sequence of tense in German translations of a Camus sentence 2016-12-10T03:46:55.157

3 Do they convey the same meaning in the sentences below: „eingeschlafen war“ and „einschlief“? 2017-03-20T06:01:22.497

3 Use of "seit" with Perfekt 2017-06-29T13:56:53.007

3 "wird heruntergeladen" oder "am Herunterladen" 2017-08-03T17:46:19.353

3 Ist: "Bevor du kamst, war ich schon fertig" richtig? 2017-08-15T19:10:48.373

3 “Ich mag programmieren.” – why not “möchte”? 2017-10-09T14:34:18.367

3 "Er wird das schon gewusst haben." 2017-12-13T22:40:25.360

2 What is the proper current tense? 2013-06-19T08:04:31.403

2 Tempus in "Herausforderungen, die seit dem Krieg zu meistern ..." 2015-03-26T23:10:14.453

2 Das Tempus und Verkürzungen im Aufsatz 2015-05-10T15:39:57.887

2 What is the word order for a sentence with with Modal Verbs in Futur II (Future Perfect)? 2015-12-31T17:48:42.757

2 Is “vorlagen” a form of “vorliegen”? 2016-06-11T13:27:57.043

2 "Konnte" or "kann gewesen sein"? 2016-08-09T09:33:32.243

2 Would ‘nie getan zu haben’ be more appropriate in this sentence from ‘Der Spiegel’ than ‘nie zu tun’? 2016-08-28T20:45:00.767

2 Issue with the conditional past passive tense 2016-10-27T22:13:52.700

2 »Werden« mit Vermutungen 2016-11-02T21:34:48.590

2 Would this past tense phrasing sound awkward in spoken conversation? 2017-02-03T11:29:38.430

2 Comparing ,,Er geht jetzt in die Stadt'' vs ,,Er will jetzt in die Stadt gehen'' 2017-03-27T09:11:59.670

2 Whether to use "ist" or "war" to describe a past event, but when the present tense too sounds logical? 2017-04-20T09:12:24.637

2 In German, should you use the present tense in a subordinate clause even when in English you are talking in the past tense throughout? 2017-05-25T12:25:35.413

2 Vorzeitigkeit im Konjunktiv Futur 2017-05-30T07:20:10.500

2 Why the need to use the past tense "war vergebens" to express "will be in vain"? 2017-07-08T17:21:52.670

1 Modal verbs: preterite or perfect? 2013-03-16T14:51:21.767

1 Resources for learning verb tenses with short example sentenses 2014-04-04T14:09:05.187

1 I'm having problems with the connotations of my sentence! 2015-01-28T20:35:10.660

1 Temporalsatz mit "nachdem" 2015-04-19T08:02:08.257

1 Past tense in the news 2016-04-03T18:56:02.680

1 Is there an altenative way of saying »habe sein dürfen«? 2016-11-10T19:15:31.383

1 How to use multiple tenses in one sentence 2017-09-30T19:03:24.090

0 „Ich hätte“ oder „ich hatte“ 2015-10-20T08:30:09.470

0 General regarding grammar and conjugation of tempi 2016-09-06T10:34:04.127

0 What is the difference between 'ist gewesen' and 'war' 2016-09-22T14:56:30.940

0 Getting clear on uses of subjunctive: case study 2017-07-30T20:38:40.530

0 What tense is in this message? What exactly does the message below translate as in English? 2017-12-10T22:39:15.803

-1 How is the verb “singen” used in different tenses? 2014-03-03T16:17:03.057

-2 Translation of "When I had short hair" 2015-12-14T17:37:22.140

-3 How to say "Wir haben viel Zeit" in past tense 2016-03-07T15:22:45.310