Erkennen Conjugation - Conjugate Erkennen in German


Erkennen is a German irregular verb meaning to recognize. Erkennen appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 32nd most used irregular verb.

Erkennen Conjugation: Present Tense

ich erkenne
du erkennst
er/sie/es erkennt
wir erkennen
ihr erkennt
sie erkennen

*Irregular forms in bold.

Erkennen Present Perfect

The past participle of Erkennen is erkannt. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.

Erkennen Simple Past

The simple past of Erkennen is erkannte.

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 Regular Verb Conjugation Chart

German Conjugation Chart

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