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German Verbs: nehmen

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in the PRESENT and PAST TENSES

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  nehmen (to take - present) > nehmen (to take - past tenses)

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The verb nehmen (to take) belongs to a class of German verbs called stem-changing verbs. Such verbs have a vowel change in their present-tense stem form for the third-person and second-person familiar forms. In the case of nehmen, the e changes to an i, plus there is a spelling change as well. See the chart below.

NEHMEN - Present Tense • Präsens
TO TAKE
DEUTSCH ENGLISH
  SINGULAR FORMS
  ich nehme   I take/am taking
  du nimmst   you take/are taking
  er
  sie nimmt
  es
  he
  she takes/is taking
  it
  PLURAL FORMS
  wir nehmen   we take/are taking
  ihr nehmt   you (guys) take/are taking
  sie nehmen   they take/are taking
  Sie nehmen   you take/are taking
Examples:
Du nimmst zu viel Zeit.
You’re taking too much time.
Ich nehme mein Buch jetzt.
I’m taking my book now.

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