Lesen is a German irregular verb meaning to read. Lesen appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 20th most used irregular verb.
Lesen Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Lesen Present Perfect
The past participle of Lesen is gelesen. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.
Lesen Simple Past
The simple past of Lesen is las.
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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