Seventh meeting held online

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Online meeting - Verbs - Past tense

Last week on Thursday, we met online again.

As mentioned in the last post, the topic for that lesson was “verbs”, too, but in past tense.

For the lesson, I had once again prepared and made a list of verbs and their conjugation in the past tense. I also showed them during the lesson, which made it easier. The simplest past tense in German is the simple past, so I taught it. I had prepared the same verbs as in the last lesson, so some of the verbs I had prepared were:

to be – sein
I was – Ich war
You were – Du warst
He/She/It was – Er/Sie/Es war
We were – Wir waren
You were – Ihr wart
They were – Sie waren

to have – haben
I had – Ich hatte
You had – Du hattest
He/She/It had – Er/Sie/Es hatte
We had – Wir hatten
You had – Ihr hattet
They had – Sie hatten

to go – gehen
I went – Ich ging
You went – Du gingst
He/She/It went – Er/Sie/Es ging
We went – Wir gingen
You went – Ihr gingt
They went – Sie gingen

Jorge then taught verbs in Spanish. We talked about which past tense to use and decided on the one I had learned before, which was “el pretérito perfecto” – past perfect. One of the examples was:

To be – ser / estar

I have been – yo he sido
You have been – tú has sido
He/She has been – él/ella ha sido
We have been – nosotros/nosotras hemos sido
You have been – vosotros/vosotras habéis sido
They have been – ellos/ellas han sido

I have been – yo he estado
You have been – tú has estado
He/She has been – él/ella ha estado
We have been – nosotros/nosotras hemos estado
You have been – vosotros/vosotras habéis estado
They have been – ellos/ellas han estado

For the past perfect, the personal pronoun and the conjugated form of “haber” always are used plus the verb.


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