Every German verb has 86 forms that a student of German has to learn. The best way to become expert at using the many forms of a German verb is to drill yourself on them, over and over and over. Verben gives you the tool to do just that.
Verben allows you quickly drill yourself on German verbs. You tell Verben what tense or tenses you'd like to practice; Verben choses a verb randomly and displays the infinitive, the tense and the pronoun for a person/number (for example, ich or sie or wir). You can then say the answer, either to yourself or aloud. Touch the screen and the correct answer appears. Touch the screen again and a new verb/tense/pronoun appears.
Verben helps you quickly see and learn and use the patterns of German verbs. You won't memorize all the forms of all the verbs (Verben has over 55,000 verb forms in its database), but you'll learn the patterns and practice applying them to many different verbs.
You can limit what tenses Verben chooses from, what types of verbs (for example, regular, irregular, stem-changing), or select just one word to practice. You can select all these in combination, so if, for example, you want to drill on present tense, irregular, stem-changing verbs, you can do that. Or you can drill yourself on every tense of every verb.
Verben has all the verb forms for 500 verbs, so you won't run out of new verbs to practice on.
Verben gives you these capabilities to focus your practice on just what you want to learn:
- Select any tense or any combination of tenses. You can select one tense, all tenses, or any number in between.
- Select any type of verb: regular verbs, irregular verbs, verbs that change their stem, or reflexive verbs. Again, you can choose any verb type or any combination of verb types.
You can contact the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but still needs work
Like Jim Morton, I was hoping for a simple conjugation lookup, and am glad to finally see it in the latest version (2.0.5). One bug I noticed in previous versions was as you go through the quiz, sometimes the screen would come up blank, just labels, no words. Two taps, and the next verb comes up fine. Also, I'm glad to finally see the latest version differentiate all the forms of sie/Sie, but it still gets it wrong, associating Sie with the du/ihr forms instead of the er/sie (plural) forms. I'm looking forward to seeing these fixed; the list and parts of speech of the verbs is exhaustive and the app is good overall.
Good verb quiz program
This is a very good program if you are looking for something to help you practice your German verb conjugation. Beginning students are advised to uncheck many of the choices to avoid being overwhelmed. Much more useful now that conjugations are available for viewing. I use this program like a game when I am idle. It helps a lot. I would consider this more of an intermediate language app. It's a lot for beginners to take in.
Simple, Effective and Elegant
This is a terrific mobile app for learning German verbs and their conjugation patterns.
Built on a fairly comprehensive database of German verbs and their conjugation tables, this app offers the German language student a handy, simple to use tool for performing verb conjugation look-up's, and customizable flash card drills.
This app is a simple, effective and elegant tool for learning German verbs.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.