How to Conjugate The German Word Finden

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One of the coolest parts of verbs in German is that they change based on when the action happened. But if you don't know how to conjugate them things get tricky. The German word finden  means to find or to think, but if you want to tell someone what you found or what you thought, you'll need to learn to conjugate. Thankfully unlike many verbs in English German verbs do follow some easy to remember conjugation rules.

 

German Verb Conjugations

Finden: Conjugated in All Tenses

In the following charts will show finden (to find, think) conjugated in all its tenses and moods.

Principal Parts: finden • fand • gefunden

Imperative (Commands): (du) Finde! | (ihr) Findet! | Finden Sie!

Finden Present Tense - Präsens

Irregular Verbs: The verb FINDEN (to find) is a strong (irregular) verb. Its past tense forms fand and gefunden are irregular.
DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich findeI find
I am finding
du findestyou find
you are finding
er findet
  
sie findet
  
es findet
he finds
he is finding
she finds
she is finding
it finds
it is finding
PLURAL
wir findenwe find
we are finding
ihr findetyou (guys) find
you are finding
sie findenthey find
they are finding
Sie findenyou find
you are finding
Examples:
Wir können ihn nicht finden.
We can't find him.
Er findet den Wein sehr gut.
He thinks the wine is very good. (He finds the wine very good.)
See more verbs in our 20 Most-Used German Verbs

 

How to Conjugate Finden in All Tenses

Past Tenses • Vergangenheit

The German verb finden (to find, think) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

The German Subjunctive II - How to form it, when to use it

 

Finden Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich fandI found
du fandstyou found
er fand
sie fand
es fand
he found
she found
it found
PLURAL
wir fandenwe found
ihr fandetyou (guys) found
sie fandenthey found
Sie fandenyou found

 

Finden Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich habe gefundenI have found
I found
du hast gefundenyou have found
you found
er hat gefunden
 
sie hat gefunden
 
es hat gefunden
he has found
he found
she has found
she found
it has found
it found
PLURAL
wir haben gefundenwe have found
we found
ihr habt gefundenyou (guys) have found
you found
sie haben gefundenthey have found
they found
Sie haben gefundenyou have found
you found

 

Finden Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich hatte gefundenI had found
du hattest gefundenyou had found
er hatte gefunden
sie hatte gefunden
es hatte gefunden
he had found
she had found
it had found
PLURAL
wir hatten gefundenwe had found
ihr hattet gefundenyou (guys) had found
sie hatten gefundenthey had found
Sie hatten gefundenyou had found
See more verbs in our 20 Most-Used German Verbs.

 

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