Languages › German How to Conjugate The German Word Finden Share Flipboard Email Print Jamie Grill / Getty Images German Grammar History & Culture Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary By Hyde Flippo 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. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on February 26, 2020 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. DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich finde I findI am finding du findest you findyou are finding er findetsie findetes findet he findshe is findingshe findsshe is findingit findsit is finding wir finden we findwe are finding ihr findet you (guys) findyou are finding sie finden they findthey are finding Sie finden you findyou 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.) 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 DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich fand I found du fandst you found er fandsie fandes fand he foundshe foundit found wir fanden we found ihr fandet you (guys) found sie fanden they found Sie fanden you found Finden Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich habe gefunden I have foundI found du hast gefunden you have foundyou found er hat gefundensie hat gefundenes hat gefunden he has foundhe foundshe has foundshe foundit has foundit found wir haben gefunden we have foundwe found ihr habt gefunden you (guys) have foundyou found sie haben gefunden they have foundthey found Sie haben gefunden you have foundyou found Finden Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich hatte gefunden I had found du hattest gefunden you had found er hatte gefundensie hatte gefundenes hatte gefunden he had foundshe had foundit had found wir hatten gefunden we had found ihr hattet gefunden you (guys) had found sie hatten gefunden they had found Sie hatten gefunden you had found If you want to improve your German in a hurry try learning the 20 Most-Used German Verbs. Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Flippo, Hyde. "How to Conjugate The German Word Finden." ThoughtCo, Aug. 26, 2020, thoughtco.com/finden-to-find-think-present-tense-4081498. Flippo, Hyde. (2020, August 26). How to Conjugate The German Word Finden. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/finden-to-find-think-present-tense-4081498 Flippo, Hyde. "How to Conjugate The German Word Finden." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/finden-to-find-think-present-tense-4081498 (accessed January 16, 2022). copy citation How to Conjugate the German Verb "Laufen" (to Run, Walk) German Verb Conjugation of Sprechen (To Speak) German Verb Conjugations: Tun (To Do) How to Conjugate "Geben" (to Give) in German How to Conjugate the German Verb 'Sein' Conjugating Liegen (to Lie, Recline, Rest) in All Tenses German Regular Verbs: Past Tenses What You Need to Know About German Modal Verbs Complete Alphabetical Index of German Verbs How to Conjugate the German Verb Nehmen (to Take) German Verb Conjugations - denken (to think) - Past Tenses How to Conjugate the German Word Fahren How to Conjugate "Stehen" (to Stand) in German How to Conjugate the German Verb "Haben" How to Conjugate "Kommen" (to Come) Learning German "Give and Take" - "Geben, Nehmen"