German Verb Conjugations - laufen (to run, walk) - In All Tenses

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German Verb Conjugations
LAUFEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

The German verb laufen (to run, walk) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

PRESENT TENSE • PRÄSENS

Principal Parts: laufen (läuft) • lief • ist gelaufen
Imperative (Commands): (du) Lauf(e)! | (ihr) Lauft! | Laufen Sie!

LAUFEN
Present Tense - Präsens

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich laufeI run/am running
I walk/am walking
du läufstyou run/are running
you walk/are walking
er läuft
  
sie läuft
  
es läuft
he runs/is running
he walks/is walking
she runs/is running
she walks/is walking
it runs/is running
it walks/is walking
PLURAL
wir laufenwe run/are running
we walk/are walking
ihr lauftyou (guys) run/are running
you walk/are walking
sie laufenthey run/are running
they walk/are walking
Sie laufenyou run/are running
you walk/are walking
Examples:
Wie weit laufen Sie?
How far are you running/walking?
Er läuft langsam.
He's walking slowly.
See more verbs in our 20 Most-Used German Verbs.


LAUFEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

PAST TENSES • VERGANGENHEIT

The German verb laufen (to run, walk) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

LAUFEN
Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich liefI walked
du liefstyou walked
er lief
sie lief
es lief
he walked
she walked
it walked
PLURAL
wir liefenwe walked
ihr lieftyou (guys) walked
sie liefenthey walked
Sie liefenyou walked

 

LAUFEN
Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich bin gelaufenI have walked
I walked
du bist gelaufenyou have walked
you walked
er ist gelaufen
 
sie ist gelaufen
 
es ist gelaufen
he has walked
he walked
she has walked
she walked
it has walked
it walked
PLURAL
wir sind gelaufenwe have walked
we walked
ihr seid gelaufenyou (guys) have walked
you walked
sie sind gelaufenthey have walked
they walked
Sie sind gelaufenyou have walked
you walked

 

LAUFEN
Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich war gelaufenI had walked
du warst gelaufenyou had walked
er war gelaufen
sie war gelaufen
es war gelaufen
he had walked
she had walked
it had walked
PLURAL
wir waren gelaufenwe had walked
ihr wart gelaufenyou (guys) had walked
sie waren gelaufenthey had walked
Sie waren gelaufenyou had walked
See more verbs in our 20 Most-Used German Verbs.

 

German Verb Conjugations
LAUFEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

FUTURE TENSES • FUTUR

The German verb laufen (to run, walk) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

Also see this lesson: The German Future Tense

LAUFEN
Future Tense - Futur

Note: The future tense is used much less in German than in English. Very often the present tense is used with an adverb instead, as with the present progressive in English: Er ruft morgen an. = He's going to call tomorrow.
DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich werde laufenI will run/walk
du wirst laufenyou will run/walk
er wird laufen
sie wird laufen
es wird laufen
he will run/walk
she will run/walk
it will run/walk
PLURAL
wir werden laufenwe will run/walk
ihr werdet laufenyou (guys) will run/walk
sie werden laufenthey will run/walk
Sie werden laufenyou will run/walk

LAUFEN
Future Perfect - Futur II

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich werde gelaufen seinI will have run/walked
du wirst gelaufen seinyou will have run/walked
er wird gelaufen sein
sie wird gelaufen sein
es wird gelaufen sein
he will have run/walked
she will have run/walked
it will have run/walked
PLURAL
wir werden gelaufen seinwe will have run/walked
ihr werdet gelaufen seinyou (guys) will have run/walked
sie werden gelaufen seinthey will have run/walked
Sie werden gelaufen seinyou will have run/walked
See more verbs on our 20 Most-Used German Verbs.


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