Können is a German irregular verb meaning can, to be able to. Können appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 25th most used irregular verb.
Können Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Können Present Perfect
The past participle of Können is gekonnt. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.
Können Simple Past
The simple past of Können is konnte.
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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