German Verb Conjugations - Lassen (To Let, Leave, and Allow)

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The verb lassen has many meanings. It can be used alone in its basic meaning of "let" or "leave," but it also functions as a modal verb that modifies or alters the meaning of another verb. In this function, lassen can mean to "have or get something done," as in er lässt sich die Haare schneiden ("he's having his hair cut/getting a haircut"). See other examples in the conjugation chart below.

Principal Parts: lassen (lässt) • ließ • gelassen
Imperative (Commands): (du) Lass(e)!

| (ihr) Lasst! | Lassen Sie!

Also see The Many Meanings of lassen

Present Tense - Präsens

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich lasseI let/leave
I am letting/leaving
du lässtyou let/leave
you are letting/leaving
er lässt
  
sie lässt
  
es lässt
he lets/leaves
he is letting/leaving
she lets/leaves
she is letting/leaving
it lets/leaves
it is letting/leaving
PLURAL
wir lassenwe let/leave
we are letting/leaving
ihr lasstyou (guys) let/leave
you (guys) are letting/leaving
sie lassenthey let/leave
they are letting/leaving
Sie lassenyou let/leave
you are letting/leaving
Examples:
Wir lassen einen Arzt kommen.
We'll send for a doctor. ("have a doctor come")
Lass das! Stop that! Leave that alone! Forget that!
Lass mich in Ruhe! Leave me alone!
 


PAST TENSES • VERGANGENHEIT

Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich ließI let/left
du ließestyou let/left
er ließ
sie ließ
es ließ
he let/left
she let/left
it let/left
PLURAL
wir ließenwe let/left
ihr ließtyou (guys) let/left
sie ließenthey let/left
Sie ließenyou let/left

 

Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich habe gelassenI have let/left
I let/left
du hast gelassenyou have let/left
you let/left
er hat gelassen
 
sie hat gelassen
 
es hat gelassen
he has let/left
he let/left
she has let/left
she let/left
it has let/left
it let/left
PLURAL
wir haben gelassenwe have let/left
we let/left
ihr habt gelassenyou (guys) have let/left
you let/left
sie haben gelassenthey have let/left
they let/left
Sie haben gelassenyou have let/left
you let/left

 

Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich hatte gelassenI had let/left
du hattest gelassenyou had let/left
er hatte gelassen
sie hatte gelassen
es hatte gelassen
he had let/left
she had let/left
it had let/left
PLURAL
wir hatten gelassenwe had let/left
ihr hattet gelassenyou (guys) had let/left
sie hatten gelassenthey had let/left
Sie hatten gelassenyou had let/left