Sein Conjugation - Conjugate Sein in German


Sein is a German irregular verb meaning to be. Sein appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the #1 most used irregular verb.

Sein Conjugation: Present Tense

ich bin
du bist
er/sie/es ist
wir sind
ihr seid
sie sind

*Irregular forms in bold.

Sein Present Perfect

The past participle of Sein is gewesen. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb sein with the past participle.

Sein Simple Past

The simple past of Sein is war.

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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