Sterben Conjugation - Conjugate Sterben in German

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

ich sterbe
du stirbst
er/sie/es stirbt
wir sterben
ihr sterbt
sie sterben

*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 Regular Verb Conjugation Chart

German Conjugation Chart

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