Simple Past Irregular Verb Conjugation

In this week’s 3 Minuten Deutsch episode, I explained the conjugation of irregular verbs in the simple past tense in German. Since I didn’t really give you a lot of verbs to use in this tense that are irregular from the video, I have linked a few other videos I have done about this topic over the years so that you can find out more about the conjugation of irregular verbs in the simple past tense.

3 Principal Parts of German Verbs

The thing that most people memorize when they are have finished learning the simple past and present perfect tenses, is a list of irregular verbs in their 3 principle parts. This is usually considered the infinitive, simple past, and present perfect forms of the verbs. During my German with Puppets series, I made a video list as acted out by some puppets.

Click here to see a much more in depth lesson about the 3 Principal Parts of German Verbs.

Simple Past Jingle Bells

Since I usually teach the simple past tense around December, I made a song for this tense a long time ago. You can learn how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the simple past tense just by memorizing this version of Jingle Bells.

Irregular German Verbs Simple Past Worksheet

If worksheets are more your thing, you can watch the worksheet video that goes with the German with Puppets video linked above.