Anfangen is a German irregular verb meaning to begin. Anfangen appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 12nd most used irregular verb.
Anfangen Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Anfangen Present Perfect
The past participle of Anfangen is angefangen. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.
Anfangen Simple Past
The simple past of Anfangen is fing an.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In German, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in en, eln/ern, and ten.
German Conjugation Chart
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