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To work in German 🇩🇪


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

German Sentences with the Word “To work”

German sentence with “arbeiten” English translation for arbeiten S

Sein Vater musste arbeiten

His father has had to work

Ich möchte nicht im Wochenende arbeiten.

I don’t want us to work the weekend.

Ich habe dir mit mir zu arbeiten angeboten.

I offered them to work with me.

Ich schlug vor, dass Sie diese Woche nicht arbeiten.

I suggested you not work this week.

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Tips to remember the German word “arbeiten”:
– Associate the word with its English counterpart “work”. You may remember the “arb” part in “arbeiten” relates to “work”.
– Think of the English term “arbitrary” which also starts with “arb-” and although it means something different, it might help you remember the sequence of letters in “arbeiten”.
– Link it with the English noun “arbor,” which means a shaded area or garden structure. You can think of “arbeiten” as what one might do in an “arbor” – work in a garden or outdoor space.

Explanations:
– “Arbeiten” is the infinitive form in German for “to work”.
– It is a regular verb, and thus it follows a pattern in its conjugations.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Tätig sein” is a more formal way to express the act of working.
– “Werken” can also mean “to work,” especially in older German or in artistic or manual contexts.

Conjugations of “arbeiten”:
– Present simple: ich arbeite (I work), du arbeitest (you work), er/sie/es arbeitet (he/she/it works), wir arbeiten (we work), ihr arbeitet (you work [plural]), sie/Sie arbeiten (they/you [formal] work)
– Simple past (Präteritum): ich arbeitete, du arbeitetest, er/sie/es arbeitete, wir arbeiteten, ihr arbeitetet, sie/Sie arbeiteten
– Present perfect (Perfekt): ich habe gearbeitet (I have worked)
– Future simple: ich werde arbeiten (I will work)
– Imperative (for direct commands): arbeite (work [informal singular]), arbeitet (work [informal plural]), arbeiten Sie (work [formal])

Examples of sentences:
– Present: “Ich arbeite jeden Tag von 9 bis 17 Uhr.” (I work every day from 9 to 5.)
– Past: “Gestern arbeitete ich bis spät in die Nacht.” (Yesterday, I worked until late at night.)
– Perfect: “Ich habe die ganze Woche gearbeitet.” (I have worked the whole week.)
– Future: “Nächstes Jahr werde ich in Berlin arbeiten.” (Next year, I will work in Berlin.)
– Imperative: “Arbeite schneller!” (Work faster!)

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