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Chapter 32: Imperative

  32.2 Formation of imperatives in German


The German imperative has five basic forms that are used also nowadays, the second person singular and plural, the first and third person plural for the formal forms. If necessary there are auxiliary constructions to form the other persons.

  Imperative forms
Infinitive root imperative
second singular
imperative
first plural
imperative
second plural
imperative
formal singular
imperative
formal plural
  kommen komm- komm kommen wir kommt kommen Sie kommen Sie
  come let us come come come come
  gehen geh- geh gehen wir geht gehen Sie gehen Sie
  go let us go go go go
  singen sing- sing singen wir singt singen Sie singen Sie
  sing let us sing sing sing sing
  schlafen schlaf- schlaf schlafen wir schlaft schlafen Sie schlafen Sie
  sleep let us sleep sleep sleep sleep
   
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