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
*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 aß.
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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