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German Language Periods


The German language is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. German is closely related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. Around the world, German is spoken by ~100 million native speakers and also ~30 million non-native speakers, and Standard German is widely taught in schools and universities in Europe.

The verb

Standard German verbs inflect into:

Spelling Reform

The German Spelling Reform in 1999 had the following impact on the verbs:

Traditional GermanRevised German
kennenlernenkennen lernen
schwerfallenschwer fallen
ich esse, du ißt, er/sie/es ißtich esse, du isst, er/sie/es isst
ich aß, du aßest, er/sie/es aßich aß, du aßest, er/sie/es aß

Verbix German verb conjugation supports both ways of spelling the verbs.


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