GCSE German

Tenses: An Overview

You're entering a grammar zone... do not be afraid!!

Tenses are simply time frames which allow you to say when something happened.

Verbs are doing words, e.g. run, read, buy, play etc. Verbs need endings depending on who you are talking about.

At GCSE level, you will be working with 3 tenses: past, present and future.

ich habe ...gespieltich spieleich werde... spielen
ich habe...gelesenich leseich werde...lesen
ich bin.. gegangenich geheich werde...gehen
ich bin...gefahrenich fahreich werde...fahren

Let's see a little more about these.

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