How to speak double talk language

German Verb Conjugation of Sprechen (To Speak)

The German verb sprach means to speak or to talk. It is an irregular (strong) verb and a stem-changing verb. Notice the change from e to i in the you other he she it present tense forms. The past participle is spoken.

  • Principal parts: speak (speaks) spoke spoken
  • Imperatives (Commands): (You speak! | (you talk! | Do you speak!

Speaking - Present Tense - Present Tense

  Do you speak German?
Do you speak German?
  He speaks very fast.
He talks very fast.

Speaking - Simple Past Tense -Past tense

Speaking - Compound Past Tense (Present Perfect) - Perfect

Speaking - Past Perfect Tense - past perfect tense

Speaking - Future Tense

The future tense is used much less in German than in English. Very often the present tense is used with an adverb instead, as with the present progressive in English:He'll call tomorrow. = He's going to call tomorrow.

Speaking - Future Perfect Tense - Future II

Speaking - Commands - Imperative

There are three command (imperative) forms, one for each "you" word. In addition, the "let's" form is used withwe.

Speaking - Subjunctive I - Subjunctive I.

The subjunctive is a mood, not a tense. The Subjunctive I (Subjunctive I) is based on the infinitive form of the verb. It is most often used to express indirect quotation (indirect speech). Rare in conversational use, the Subjunctive I is often seen in newspapers, usually in the third person (he speak, he is said to speak).

* NOTE: Because the Subjunctive I (Subjunctive I) of "speaking" in the first person (I) is identical to the indicative (normal) form, the Subjunctive II is sometimes substituted.

Speaking - Subjunctive II - Subjunctive II

The Subjunctive II (Future) expresses wishful thinking, contrary-to-reality situations and is used to express politeness. The Subjunctive II is based on the simple past tense (Past tensespoke), adding an umlaut + e:speak.

Since the subjunctive is a mood and not a tense, it can be used in various tenses. Below are examples that illustrate howspeak forms the subjunctive in past or future time. In such cases, the subjunctive forms ofto haveorbecomeare combined withspeak.