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We were in German 🇩🇪

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

German Sentences with the Word “We were”

German sentence with “wir waren” English translation for wir waren S

Diese Leute waren so angenehm

Those people were so nice

Waren Sie Student in Spanien?

Were you a student in Spain?

Ist es möglich, dass wir nicht vorbereitet waren

We may not have been prepared.

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Tips to remember the German word “wir waren”:

1. Associate “wir” with the English “we,” as both words start with the same letter “w” and refer to a plural subject.
2. “Waren” sounds similar to “waren’t,” which can remind you it’s a past tense form, but in this case, it’s for “were” and not “were not.”


– “Wir waren” is the first-person plural past tense form of the verb “sein” (to be).
– It is used to describe a state or condition in the past for the pronoun “we.”

Other words that mean the same thing:

– “Wir sind gewesen” is another way to express the past tense, using the present perfect tense (Perfekt).

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 sind (they are)
– Sie sind (you are, formal)

Simple Past (Imperfekt/Präteritum):
– ich war (I was)
– du warst (you were, singular informal)
– er/sie/es war (he/she/it was)
– wir waren (we were)
– ihr wart (you were, plural informal)
– sie waren (they were)
– Sie waren (you were, formal)

Future (with “werden”):
– ich werde sein (I will be)
– du wirst sein (you will be, singular informal)
– er/sie/es wird sein (he/she/it will be)
– wir werden sein (we will be)
– ihr werdet sein (you will be, plural informal)
– sie werden sein (they will be)
– Sie werden sein (you will be, formal)

Examples of sentences using “wir waren”:

1. Wir waren gestern im Kino. (We were at the cinema yesterday.)
2. Wir waren sehr müde, also gingen wir früh ins Bett. (We were very tired, so we went to bed early.)
3. Als Kinder waren wir oft im Freibad. (As children, we often went to the open-air pool.)
4. Wir waren Freunde, lange bevor wir Kollegen wurden. (We were friends long before we became colleagues.)
5. Wir waren überrascht, als wir die Nachrichten hörten. (We were surprised when we heard the news.)

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