Vokabeln


abfahren.................. to leave, depart................................ das Motorrad............. motorcycle
die Abfahrt.............. departure ..........................................nachsehen...................to check
die Ankunft.............. arrival............................................... schaffen...................... to manage
die Auskunft.............information....................................... das Schiff.....................ship
das Boot.................. boat.................................................. der See....................... lake
die Fahrkarte........... ticket................................................ die Straßenbahn..........streetcar, trolley
fliegen...................... to fly................................................. die U-Bahn................. subway
das Flugzeug........... plane............................................... umsteigen................... to transfer
Fuß, zu Fuß gehen ..to walk ............................................das Verkehrsmittel .......modes of transportation
das Gleis................. track (for trains)............................... der Zug ........................train

Present Perfect Tense


This has the same meaning in English. When you say “I have heard....” or “I have bought....” You are using the present tense of “to have” with a past participle.
In German, most verbs will take a form of “haben” with a past participle. To form the past participle, you take “ge” + the er/sie/es form of the verb. Participles that are formed this way are called “weak” verbs.

I have heard.... Ich habe ......gehört.................. Ich habe Musik gehört.
I have bought... Ich habe .....gekauft................ Ich habe Brot gekauft.

There are verbs with inseparable prefixes (like be-) that don’t use the “ge-” beginning. They just use the er/sie/es form of the verb to form the past participle. This is also true of verbs that end in -ieren.

I have visited................. Ich habe ....... besucht............................ Ich habe meinen Onkel besucht.
I have photographed.... Ich habe ....... fotografiert...................... Ich habe Blumen fotografiert.

As previously stated, most present perfect expressions use a form of haben with a past participle:
ich habe................ wir haben
*du hast................. ihr habt
*er/sie/es hat........ sie/Sie haben

Verbs of motion (gehen, fahren, kommen, etc.) use a form of sein with a past participle:
ich bin.................. wir sind
du bist................. ihr seid
er/sie/es ist......... sie/Sie sind

Here’s a list of the past participles found in this part of the chapter:
gebastelt........ did crafts...................... gesagt............................ said
gebraucht...... needed......................... gesammelt..................... collected
gedauert........ lasted........................... geschafft......................... managed
gedeckt .........set................................. geschenkt .......................given a gift
geglaubt ........believed....................... geschickt......................... sent
gehofft........... hoped........................... geschmeckt..................... tasted
geholt............ got, fetched...................geschneit......................... snowed
gehört........... heard............................. geschwenkt..................... swung
gejubelt......... cheered ........................gespielt............................ played
gekauft.......... bought.......................... gespült............................. washed, rinsed
gekostet........ cost.............................. gestaunt........................... surprised
gelächelt....... smiled.......................... gestimmt.......................... been correct
gelernt ...........learned........................ geübt................................ practiced
gemacht .......done, made ..................gewandert ........................hiked (use sein)
gemäht......... mowed......................... gewartet........................... waited
gemeint........ meant........................... gewohnt........................... lived
gepasst........ fit.................................. gewünscht........................ wished
geregnet ......rained............................gereist.............................. traveled (use sein)

Translation worksheet (Write your answers on a separate piece of paper. You don't have to rewrite the English sentences below.)


Translate to German (you may refer to p. 335 in the text for the verbs used):

1. I played Volleyball on Saturday.

2. You (pl.) cheered at the soccer game.

3. We learned German.

4. The shirt fit me yesterday!

5. Katja traveled to Austria for summer vacation.

6. He said “Goodbye”.

7. The sentence was correct.

8. The team practiced on Monday.

9. Didn’t you live in Germany?

10. We made pancakes. (Pfannkuchen)


Deutsch II ................................................................ Name..........................................................................................

Kapitel 11A Perfekt Übung



Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb HABEN and the participle of the verb in parentheses.


1. Wir............................................................. den Kellner.................................................................... (fragen)

2. Wo............................................................ Sie............................................................................. ? (wohnen)

3. Wir............................................................ alles............................................................................ . (glauben)

4. .................................................................du den Mantel.......................................................................... ? (kaufen)

5. Gisela...................................................... ihren Freund................................................................................... . (lieben)

6. Die Leute............................................. die Geschichte................................................................ (hören)

7. Ich..........................................................den Hund................................................................................... . (suchen)

8. Die Männer.......................................... viel................................................................................ . (rauchen)

9. Wo....................................................... ihr das Auto................................................................................ ? (parken)

10. Warum.............................................. du .................................................................................................? (weinen)

11............................................................ du es auf den Tisch...................................................... ? (legen)

12. Was ...........................................................er dir........................................................................................... ? (schenken)

13. Ich................................................... das Baby.......................................................................... (kümmern)

14. Was...................................................ihr.................................................................................... ? (lernen)

15. Was.................................................. Sie.................................................................................................? (sagen)


Write in Present Perfect:

16. Wir studieren viel........................................................................................................................................................................

17. Brauchst du Geld?.....................................................................................................................................................................

18. Er arbeitet viel...........................................................................................................................................................................

19. Suchen Sie den Jungen?........................................................................................................................................................

20. Wo wohnt ihr?..........................................................................................................................................................................

21. Ich hole Papier.........................................................................................................................................................................

22. Wir legen die Bücher auf den Tisch.......................................................................................................................................

23. Meine Mutter spült das Geschirr.................................................................................................................................................


24. Wer bezahlt dafür?..................................................................................................................................................................


Write in the correct forms of the verb SEIN and the participle of the verb in parentheses.

25. Wir .............................................................sehr schnell...................................................................................... (rennen)

26. Wohin.........................................................ihr................................................................................................... ? (reisen)

27. Ich..............................................................auf den Berg................................................................................... . (klettern)

28.................................................................... er durch die Schweiz.................................................................... ?. (reisen)

29. .................................................................. ihr ins Dorf................................................................................. ? ....(wandern)

30. Ich ............................................................ nicht................................................................................................. . (rennen)

31. Die Kinder................................................. ihrem Lehrer...................................................................................... (begegnen)

32. Meine Mutter............................................ nach München.................................................................................. . (reisen)

33................................................................... du auch auf den Baum..................................................................? ...(klettern)

34. Ich............................................................ ihrem Freund .................................................................................... (begegnen)