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Conjugation of the infinitive "Regen"



I am currently in lesson 1.9 and am learning to properly conjugate verbs. All was going well until I noticed something that stumped me; the sentence “Es regnet.” From the rules that were given, the verb “Regen” when used with the pronoun “Es” would seemingly conjugate to “Regt." Can someone explain why the lesson conjugates the verb to “Regnet?”



Hallo Julian1018,


Thank you for your question! Conjugating verbs is not an easy task so well done for making it this far already! 

I think you might have got the verb “regnen” ("to rain") confused with the noun “der Regen” ("the rain"). While they are very similar “regnen” has an additional “n” which means the the stem is “regn-”.  And because the stem ends with “gn”, we need to add an additional “e” after the stem in the "du" ("you"), "er/sie/es" ("he/she/it") and "ihr" ("you", informal, plural) form to make it pronounceable. 


Here is how you would conjugate the verb “regnen” (even though “es regnet” makes the most sense here):

ich regne

du regnest

er/sie/es regnet

wir regnen

ihr regnet

sie regnen


Hope this helps!


Viele Grüße,






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