Languages › German German Verb Conjugations - denken (to think) - Past Tenses Share Flipboard Email Print Caiaimage/Sam Edwards / Getty Images German Grammar History & Culture Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary By Hyde Flippo German Expert Hyde Flippo taught the German language for 28 years at high school and college levels and published several books on the German language and culture. our editorial process Hyde Flippo Updated February 26, 2020 DENKEN: Conjugated in All Tenses PAST TENSES • VERGANGENHEIT The German verb denken (to think) conjugated in all its tenses and moods DENKEN: Present > Past > Future > Subjunctive > All Verbs DENKENSimple Past Tense - Imperfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich dachte I thought/was thinking du dachtest you thought/were thinking er dachtesie dachtees dachte he thought/was thinkingshe thought/was thinkingit thought/was thinking wir dachten we thought/were thinking ihr dachtet you (guys) thought/were thinking sie dachten they thought/were thinking Sie dachten you thought/were thinking DENKENCompound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich habe gedacht I thought/have thought du hast gedacht you thoughtyou have thought er hat gedacht sie hat gedacht es hat gedacht he thoughthas thoughtshe thoughthas thoughtit thoughthas thought wir haben gedacht we thought/have thought ihr habt gedacht you (guys) thought/have thought sie haben gedacht they thought/have thought Sie haben gedacht you thought/have thought DENKEN: Present > Past > Future > Subjunctive > All Verbs DENKENPast Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich hatte gedacht I had thought du hattest gedacht you had thought er hatte gedachtsie hatte gedachtes hatte gedacht he had thoughtshe had thoughtit had thought wir hatten gedacht we had thought ihr hattet gedacht you (guys) had thought sie hatten gedacht they had thought Sie hatten gedacht you had thought DENKEN: Present > Past > Future > Subjunctive > All Verbs If you want to look at other irregular verbs in the simple past and present perfect, see our German Strong Verbs pages. German for Beginners - Contents Related Pages 20 Most-Used German VerbsA ranked list of the most commonly used verbs. See How to Conjugate the German Verb Sprechen - to Speak How Do You Conjugate the Verb Lassen in German? Learn to Conjugate "Haben" (to Have) in All Tenses and Moods How to Conjugate the German Verb "Stehen" (to Stand) Learn How to Conjugate the German Verb "Heissen" (to Call) How Do You Conjugate the German Verb Schreiben? How to Conjugate The German Word Finden 50 Common German Verbs All Beginners Should Know Learn German Verb Conjugations of Essen (To Eat) in Past Tenses Conjugating Liegen (to Lie, Recline, Rest) in All Tenses The Correct Use of Gehen in German The German Verb Nehmen (to Take) in All Tenses How Do You Conjugate the German Verb "Helfen" (to Help)? The Basics of German Present Tense Verbs How to Conjugate "Geben" (to Give) in German Conjugating the German Verb Wissen, Meaning "to Know"