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4.8 Understanting Action Verbs - Regen

DebbieC

DebbieC

Could you clarify something for me? 4.8 Understanding Action - Part 2 - test your German. I read and understood to conjugate the verb 'regen' (rain) I remove the en and add a 't' to 'reg' when saying "it is raining". (es regt) However in the "Test you German" Question 1, the answer is not 'es regt' but 'es regent'. Is this verb an exception or did I miss something? Cheers - Debbie
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi Debbie, yes, there are exceptions and some verbs change differently, however "regnen" is not one of them. I think you might have confused the noun and the verb. The noun is "der Regen", but the verb is "regnen", so there is a sneaky "n" in there as well. So it's es regnet - rather than es regt. I know there is an extra "e" in there as well, but that is just to make it sound better, it would be pretty hard to say "regnt" (even for Germans) I hope that helps. Paul

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