|geben to give||-->||du gibst 2nd person singular||-->||Gib mir das! Give me that!|
|nehmen to take||-->||du nimmst 2nd person singular||-->||Nimm die Schlüssel mit. Take the keys with you.|
[examples]Finally, the Sie form is also the same as the present tense, but the Sie is included after the verb. There can be a slight tension between the respectful tone of Sie and the fact that you’re giving an order, so this is often softened with bitte (please) – and in practice it’s used mainly for polite requests, not outright commands.
Nehmen Sie bitte eine Broschüre. Please take a brochure.The verb sein is irregular in the imperative, based on the infinitive instead of the conjugated stems:
|"du" form: Sei still! Be quiet!||"ihr" form: Seid brav, Kinder. Be good, kids.||"Sie" form: Seien Sie bitte geduldig... Please be patient...|
Hinten Anstellen! Go to the back! [of a line]
Nicht mit dem Fahrer sprechen! Don't speak to the driver!And finally, there's a "friendly suggestion" formation in German that's equivalent to "Let's..." in English. It's the same as the normal "wir" present tense form, you just switch the order of the verb and pronoun:
Lass uns zur Seitentür reingehen. Let's go in the side door.
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