German Present tense is the most important tense to be mastered by German learners in learning German. German Present tense is the most simple one among other tenses. It is used to express something you do at particular moment, or what you are doing regularly, or what will happen in the future. To form German sentence in present tense is simple. Bellow I explain how to form it.
To form sentences with German present tense, you need infinitive. Infinitives in English are preceded by “To” like “To go, To take”, while in German are not, but the German infinitive ended with –en, e.g anfangen (to begin, start), anrufen (to call up), beginnen (to begin), bleiben (to stay). As like in English sentences, the “To” of the infinitives are removed, so does in German, the ending “en” also removed and changed by other ending based on the subjects. Bellow the examples using infinitive "bleiben" (To stay).
Bleiben is the infinitive form. Bleib is the present-stem, and the infinitive ending "-en"
Learn German Personal PronounsSingular:
ich bleibe I stay
du bleibst You stay
er bleibt He stays
sie bleibt She stays
est bleibt It stays
wir bleiben We stay
ihr bleibt You (Plural) stay
sie bleiben They stay
Sie (Polite) bleiben They stay
Those are very simple sentences as examples, only consist of subjects and verbs. Look at every verb. They have different endings. You can easily form all tenses by conjugating the infinitive on verb conjugation website.