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
*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 Conjugation Chart
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