2 What is the stem of a verb? fahrenlaufenessengebentreffensprechennehmenlesensehenThe stem of a verb is the main part of the verb without the –en or – n ending.
3 Verb conjugationWe have already learned verb conjugation for Regular verbs. You take off the –en or –n and add the different endings to match the subject.For Stem-Vowel Changing Verbs, you will still use those endings we have learned, but you will need to make an additional change. What will be irregular about these verbs?
4 Stem-Vowel Changing Verbs There are some irregular verbs where the vowel in the stem changes.a äe ie ieThese vowel changes only happen in the du and er/sie/es forms.Conjugate your verbs with regular verb endings (-e, -st, -t, -en, -t, -en)
5 German Stem-Vowel Change Verbs The following slides were created by:L. Caplan-Carbin, Ph.D.
6 Stem-changing verbs e essen i Du isst die Garage. Ich esse ein Haus. e Several verbs change their stem-vowel from e to i(e) and from a to ä.These changes occur only in the du- and er/sie/es forms.eieesseniDu isstdie Garage.Ich esseein Haus.next
7 Stem-changing verbs essen i Sie essen Häuser. Er isst mehr Häuser. Several verbs change their stem-vowel from e to i(e) and from a to ä.These changes occur only in the du- and er/sie/es forms.esseniSie essenHäuser.Er isstmehr Häuser.next