There are two kinds of participles in the German language,
Both forms can be used to avoid subclauses or to create attributive adjective, but especially the participle II has a wide variety of uses.
Here you have a quick overview of the uses of the German participle
|Participle 1||Participle 2|
Expressing simultaneous actions
Example: "Musik hörend tanze ich" (I am dancing listening to music"
expressing action happening after another
Example: "Meine Hausaufgaben gemacht entspannte ich mich" (Having made my homework I relaxed)
Building of attributive adjectives
Example: "Ich sehe das an der Wand hängende Bild" (I see the on the wall hanging picture)
Building of attributive adjectives
Example: "Ich koche in der geputzten Küche" (I am cooking in the cleaned kitchen)
Building of the tenses present perfect, past perfect and future II
Building of the passive form
Example: "Ich wurde eingeladen" (I was invited)
In the following two chapters you learn everything in detail about the two German participles, afterwards you can test your knowledge with our exercises!
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