Verstehen is a German irregular verb meaning to understand. Verstehen appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 38th most used irregular verb.
Verstehen Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Verstehen Present Perfect
The past participle of Verstehen is verstanden. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.
Verstehen Simple Past
The simple past of Verstehen is verstand.
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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