Helfen is a German irregular verb meaning to help. Helfen appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 19th most used irregular verb.
Helfen Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Helfen Present Perfect
The past participle of Helfen is geholfen. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.
Helfen Simple Past
The simple past of Helfen is half.
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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