There are likely going to be many posts about verbs. However, to start with here’s how to conjugate the regular form of the present tense.
Using the verb “to jump” (springen) as an example:
First take the “en” ending off the verb to get the stem. So in this example, “springen” becomes “spring”. Then use the following table to conjugate it into the form needed depending on the subject (I, you, he, she, we, they, etc.) of the sentence.
|Subject||Example||Ending||Translation & Notes|
|jij||springt||t||You (informal singular) jump|
|u||springt||t||You (formal singular) jump|
|jullie||springen||en||You (informal plural) jump|
|u||springen||en||You (formal plural) jump|
There are some spelling rules that come in to play in certain cases, but that will be covered later. The above is the basics of conjugating a regular verb in the present tense.
- Get up to speed on subject pronouns.