The Präsens is the verb form used for the present tense. Most verbs are conjugated in the present tense as follows:
|Singular||1st person||ich komme|
|2nd person||du kommst|
|3rd person||er/sie/es kommt|
|Plural||1st person||wir kommen|
|2nd person||ihr kommt|
|3rd person||sie kommen|
|Formal (singular und plural)||Sie kommen|
The only difference between the third-person plural and the formal address is that the formal Sie is written with a capital letter.
Some verbs have an irregular conjugation.
|Singular||1st person||ich bin|
|2nd person||du bist|
|3rd person||er/sie/es ist|
|Plural||1st person||wir sind|
|2nd person||ihr seid|
|3rd person||sie sind|
|Formal (singular and plural)||Sie sind|
Grammatical terms in German:
das Verb: Verbs are words that describe activities, occurrences or a situation, e.g. walk, eat, play. German verbs usually end with -en in the infinitive, e.g. kommen, heißen, lernen.
die Konjugation: When a verb is used in a different tense, or with a different person, it changes. It often gets a specific ending. This change in the verb form is known as conjugation.das Präsens: The present is a verb tense. It is used when speaking about events, activities or situations that happen in the present or are continuing to happen.