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Questions tagged [conjugation]

Konjugation – Questions on the inflection of verbs, i.e., the changes to indicate grammatical tense, mood, grammatical person, etc. (For the inflection of other word classes use the tag declension.)

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"Bäckt" or "backt"?

In Dreyer/Schmitt, "bäckt" is given as the primary third-person form of "backen". Since I never used this and have not heard it often where I live (Northern Germany), I was very surprised by this and ...
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What is an “Ablaut”?

My understanding is that Umlaut represents the diacritical marks over a, o, u, etc. But what is an Ablaut? The topic came up in the comments on this question.
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Schwache Verben und starke Verben

Im Deutschen gibt es bei Verben eine Unterteilung zwischen starken und schwachen Verben. Je nachdem zu welcher Gruppe ein Wort gehört, wird das Partizip II unterschiedlich gebildet. Schwaches Verb: ...
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Was ist das Partizip Perfekt eines englischen Lehnwortes wie "booten"?

How do I form the perfect participle of an English loan word like booten (for a computer)? Was ist das Partizip Perfekt eines englischen Lehnwortes wie booten? Ich boote meinen Computer. → ...

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