Sterben is a German irregular verb meaning to die. Sterben appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 16th most used irregular verb.
Sterben Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Sterben Present Perfect
The past participle of Sterben is gestorben. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb sein with the past participle.
Sterben Simple Past
The simple past of Sterben is starb.
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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