Languages › German German Verb Conjugations - Lassen (To Let, Leave, and Allow) Share Flipboard Email Print Maxim Chuvashov / 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 24, 2020 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 • gelassenImperative (Commands): (du) Lass(e)! | (ihr) Lasst! | Lassen Sie! Also see The Many Meanings of lassen Present Tense - Präsens DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich lasse I let/leaveI am letting/leaving du lässt you let/leaveyou are letting/leaving er lässt sie lässt es lässt he lets/leaveshe is letting/leavingshe lets/leavesshe is letting/leavingit lets/leavesit is letting/leaving wir lassen we let/leavewe are letting/leaving ihr lasst you (guys) let/leaveyou (guys) are letting/leaving sie lassen they let/leavethey are letting/leaving Sie lassen you let/leaveyou 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 DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich ließ I let/left du ließest you let/left er ließsie ließes ließ he let/leftshe let/leftit let/left wir ließen we let/left ihr ließt you (guys) let/left sie ließen they let/left Sie ließen you let/left Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich habe gelassen I have let/leftI let/left du hast gelassen you have let/leftyou let/left er hat gelassen sie hat gelassen es hat gelassen he has let/lefthe let/leftshe has let/leftshe let/leftit has let/leftit let/left wir haben gelassen we have let/leftwe let/left ihr habt gelassen you (guys) have let/leftyou let/left sie haben gelassen they have let/leftthey let/left Sie haben gelassen you have let/leftyou let/left Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich hatte gelassen I had let/left du hattest gelassen you had let/left er hatte gelassensie hatte gelassenes hatte gelassen he had let/leftshe had let/leftit had let/left wir hatten gelassen we had let/left ihr hattet gelassen you (guys) had let/left sie hatten gelassen they had let/left Sie hatten gelassen you had let/left The Many Meanings of the German Verb 'Lassen' Schreiben (To Write) German Verb Conjugations German Verb Conjugation of Sprechen (To Speak) How to Conjugate the German Verb Nehmen (to Take) Bleiben (To Stay) German Verb Conjugations How to Conjugate the German Verb "Laufen" (to Run, Walk) How to Conjugate "Stehen" (to Stand) in German How to Conjugate the German Verb "Heissen" (to Call) German Verb Conjugations - denken (to think) - Past Tenses How to Conjugate the Verb "Helfen" (to Help) German Verb Conjugations of Essen (To Eat) German Verb Conjugations: Tun (To Do) How to Conjugate the German Verb 'Sein' How to Conjugate "Geben" (to Give) in German How to Conjugate The German Word Finden How to Conjugate the German Verb "Haben"