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To be in German 🇩🇪

in English in German S
to be sein
How to say “to be” in German? “Sein”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “sein” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to be in German like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

German Sentences with the Word “To be”

German sentence with “sein” English translation for sein S

Ich ging gestern zu seinem Haus.

I went to his house yesterday.

Sie müssen hoch sein, um Modell zu sein.

They have to be tall to be models.

sein Vater ist vorsichtig

His father is careful

Sie müssen mehr, geduldig sein

You need to be more patient

Sie müssen ruhig sein,

They need to be calm

Ich soll nicht so besorgt sein

I don’t need to be that worried

sein Vater musste arbeiten

His father has had to work

Früher hat er mit seiner Familie gegessen

He used to eat with his family

Marco fütterte seinen Hund.

Marco used to feed his dog

Wollten sie Zahnärzte sein?

Did you guys want to be dentists?

Nein, ich denke, es wäre nicht… sein

I don’t think it would have been…

Chris kämmt sein Haar jeden Tag.

Chris combs his hair every day.

Ich wartete, auf seine Ankunft

I waited for him to arrive

Bis Mittwoch muss ich fertig sein

I need to finish it by Wednesday

sein Vater ist Anwalt

Her father is a lawyer

sein Akzent ist jeden Tag besser.

His accent is better every day

Seine Freunde immer feiern

Their friends are always celebrating

Marco ist sein Vater

Marco is his father

Wir werden im Restaurant in fünf Minuten sein

We will be in the restaurant in 5 minutes

Rafael liebt, mit seinen Freunden zu spielen.

Rafael loves to play with his friends.

Ich möchte ihn, Geld für seinen Geburtstag schicken.

I want to send him money for his birthday.

Es war gut, dass Emmanuel sich um seine Schwester kümmerte.

It was good that Emmanuel took care of his sister.

Ich möchte nicht hier sein

I don’t want to be here

Der Balkon wird innerhalb eines Jahres vollständig sein.

The balcony will be completed inside of a year.

Es ist nicht notwendig, es ihr zu sagen, das kann unter uns sein.

It isn’t necessary to tell her, it can be between us.

Sie können es an seinem Geburtstag vorbereiten.

They can prepare it on his birthday.

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7 months ago

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Tips to remember the German word ‘sein’:
– Associate ‘sein’ with the English ‘to be’, and think of ‘s’ in ‘sein’ as the start of ‘state of being’.
– Create a mnemonic with something familiar to you; for instance, “Some Elephants Are Intelligent” to relate the idea that ‘sein’ is about being or existence.

-‘Sein’ is the German infinitive meaning ‘to be’, and it is one of the most important and irregular verbs in the German language. It is used to talk about existence, identity, and state of being.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– There are not direct synonyms for ‘sein’ as it is a fundamental verb, but other verbs related to states of being or change of state might include ‘werden’ (to become) or ‘bleiben’ (to stay).

Conjugations of “sein”:
– ich bin (I am)
– du bist (you are, singular informal)
– er/sie/es ist (he/she/it is)
– wir sind (we are)
– ihr seid (you are, plural informal)
– sie/Sie sind (they are / you are, formal)

(Simple Past aka Imperfect)
– ich war (I was)
– du warst (you were)
– er/sie/es war (he/she/it was)
– wir waren (we were)
– ihr wart (you were)
– sie/Sie waren (they were / you were, formal)

(Past Perfect)
– ich bin gewesen (I had been)
– du bist gewesen (you had been)
– er/sie/es ist gewesen (he/she/it had been)
– wir sind gewesen (we had been)
– ihr seid gewesen (you all had been)
– sie/Sie sind gewesen (they had been / you had been, formal)

– ich werde sein (I will be)
– du wirst sein (you will be)
– er/sie/es wird sein (he/she/it will be)
– wir werden sein (we will be)
– ihr werdet sein (you all will be)
– sie/Sie werden sein (they will be / you will be, formal)

Examples of sentences that use “sein”:
– Ich bin müde. (I am tired.)
– Warst du schon in Deutschland? (Have you been to Germany?)
– Sie wird bald Ärztin sein. (She will soon be a doctor.)
– Wir sind gestern zu Hause gewesen. (We were at home yesterday.)

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