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Lesson 6 - Eating and Drinking
What is it?

The Past Participle is a verb form which used with an auxillary verb as have will make up the two tenses Present Perfect and Past Perfect.

For example han har spist (he has eaten) and han havde spist (he had eaten).

The Rules

Method #1 [infinitive verb] + et

Method #2 [infinitive verb] + t

Method #3 Vowel Change!!!

Examples

#1. [infinitive verb] + et

InfinitivePast ParticipleEnglish
at hedde
heddet
been called
at leve
levet
lived
at bo
boet
lived

#2. [infinitive verb] + t

InfinitivePast ParticipleEnglish
at have
haft
had
at spise
spist
eaten
at købe
købt
bought

Notice the irregularity in the verb haft from have.

#3. Vowel Change

InfinitivePast ParticipleEnglish
at synge
sunget
sung
at drikke
drukket
drunk

See more examples of the Past Participle in the sections Present Perfect and Past Perfect.