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To lie in German 🇩🇪

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

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Tips to remember the German word “lügen” (to lie):
1. Think of the English phrase, “You’re pulling my leg,” and replace “leg” with a similar-sounding “liegen” (another German word that means “to lie down”). From there, drop the “-iegen” to get “lügen,” which means “to lie” (as in not telling the truth).
2. Associate “lügen” with the English word “lug,” which means to carry or drag something heavy; imagine that lies are a heavy burden to carry, hence “lügen” is the action of telling lies.

– “Lügen” is the infinitive form of the verb that means “to tell a lie” or “to lie” in the sense of not telling the truth.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Schwindeln” (to fib, to swindle)
– “Flunkern” (an informal term for fibbing or telling a little white lie)
– “Täuschen” (to deceive, though not exclusive to verbal deception)

Conjugations of “lügen”:
– Infinitive: lügen (to lie)
– Present Tense:
– ich lüge (I lie)
– du lügst (you [singular, informal] lie)
– er/sie/es lügt (he/she/it lies)
– wir lügen (we lie)
– ihr lügt (you [plural or informal] lie)
– sie lügen (they lie)
– Sie lügen (you [formal] lie)
– Simple Past (Imperfect) Tense: ich log (I lied)
– Past Participle: gelogen
– Future Tense (using the present tense of “werden” + infinitive): ich werde lügen (I will lie)

Examples of sentences that use it:
– Er lügt, wenn er sagt, dass er sein Abendessen nicht hatte. (He lies when he says he didn’t have his dinner.)
– Ich glaube, sie hat gelogen, als sie behauptete, den Film noch nicht gesehen zu haben. (I think she lied when she claimed not to have seen the movie yet.)
– Wenn du lügst, verlierst du das Vertrauen der Menschen. (If you lie, you lose people’s trust.)

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