The Simple Past
Lecture no. 21 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 23 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Delve into the checkered past of Professor Pfrehm as you learn about ... the past—the simple past, that is. This tense is different in form from the present perfect you learned in Lessons 13–15, but its meaning is the same, though it is mostly used in formal writing. Cover the simple past forms of the verbs sein, haben, and geben, and the modal verbs müssen, können, mögen, dürfen, wollen, and sollen.