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Lesson 4 - At Home
What is it?

The Past Tense of the verb is used to refer to events that happened in the past.

The Rules

Danish verbs take four different forms in the Past Tense

1. [infinitive verb] + (e)de

2. [infinitive verb] + te

3. [infinitive verb] (suffix omitted)

4. Vowel and form change!
The Examples

1. [infinitive verb] + (e)de

InfinitivePresentPastEnglish
at havehar
havde
had
at bobor
boede
lived
at levelever
levede
lived

2. [infinitive verb] + te

InfinitivePresentPastEnglish
at taletaler
talte
spoke
at købekøber
købte
bought

3. [infinitive verb] Suffix Omitted!

InfinitivePresentPastEnglish
at heddehedder
hed
was called
at sovesover
sov
slept
at løbeløber
løb
ran

4. Vowel and Form Change

InfinitivePresentPastEnglish
at væreer
var
was
at seser
saw
at fåfår
fik
got
at gågår
gik
walked
at drikkedrikker
drak
drank
at liggeligger
lay