Essen Conjugation - Conjugate Essen in German

Essen is a German irregular verb meaning to eat. Essen appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 15th most used irregular verb.

Essen Conjugation: Present Tense

ich esse
du isst
er/sie/es isst
wir essen
ihr esst
sie essen

*Irregular forms in bold.

Essen Present Perfect

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

Essen Simple Past

The simple past of Essen is .

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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