“Geben” – Conjugation of the German Verb

O verbo “geben” is a fundamental word in the German language, meaning “to give”. Mastering its conjugation is essential for expressing various actions related to giving in different contexts. Here, we’ll look into the conjugation of “geben” across different grammatical tenses in German.


Tempo presente

No presente do indicativo, “geben” é conjugado da seguinte forma:

Ich gebe (I give)
Du gibst (You give – informal singular)
Er/sie/es gibt (He/she/it gives)
Wir geben (We give)
Ihr gebt (You give – informal plural)
Sie geben (They give / You give – formal)


Past Tense (Imperfekt)

O pretérito perfeito de “geben” (Imperfekt) is conjugated as:

Ich gab (I gave)
Du gabst (You gave – informal singular)
Er/sie/es gab (He/she/it gave)
Wir gaben (We gave)
Ihr gabt (You gave – informal plural)
Sie gaben (They gave / You gave – formal)


Tempo Perfeito

No tempo perfeito, “geben” é conjugado com o verbo auxiliar “haben” (ter):

Ich habe gegeben (I have given)
Du hast gegeben (You have given – informal singular)
Er/sie/es hat gegeben (He/she/it has given)
Wir haben gegeben (We have given)
Ihr habt gegeben (You have given – informal plural)
Sie haben gegeben (They have given / You have given – formal)


Tempo futuro

To express the future tense of “geben”, German uses the auxiliary verb “werden” (to become) seguido do infinitivo “geben”:

Ich werde geben (I will give)
Du wirst geben (You will give – informal singular)
Er/sie/es wird geben (He/she/it will give)
Wir werden geben (We will give)
Ihr werdet geben (You will give – informal plural)
Sie werden geben (They will give / You will give – formal)


Modo Subjuntivo

No modo subjuntivo, “geben” is conjugated differently:

Ich gäbe (I would give)
Du gäbest (You would give – informal singular)
Er/sie/es gäbe (He/she/it would give)
Wir gäben (We would give)
Ihr gäbet (You would give – informal plural)
Sie gäben (They would give / You would give – formal)