How do you ask someone about something

Do you “ask” questions and “saw” the answers? - conjugate weak verbs correctly

The German language is really a nursing case. In the Palatinate, in Hesse and in South of Germany the dreadful custom, the weak verbs, is spreading "to buy" and "ask" to conjugate incorrectly:

  • Ask you times the heather after Gabi's phone number?
  • Buy you at Rewe today?
  • You ask you determine what I do.
  • You buy constantly introducing new things.

If you take a closer look at what the Duden says about these two incorrectly conjugated verbs, it seems to have already given up and is grading "Buy" and "Ask" as a scenic one.

Even if Duden allows the wrong conjugation of the two verbs, it sounds ugly and is incorrectly written. At the moment only the verb forms are you ask and he / she / it asks in circulation, but they can lead to the development of other verb forms.

However, if you want to speak correct German, you should remember that it is "Buy" and "Ask“Simply not there. The correct example sentences are then:

  • Ask you times the heather after Gabi's phone number?
  • Buy you at Rewe today?
  • You ask you determine what I do.
  • You buy constantly introducing new things.

Keep in mind:

Man "Asks" no questions because man "Saws" finally no answers.

How to properly conjugate weak and strong verbs

In German one differentiates between strengthenand weak verbs.

It will the past tense of weak and strong verbs formed differently. In the weak verbs, the stem vowel does not change and ends with "- (e) t"; at the Past participle get the prefix "Ge":

buy bought bought.

In contrast, strong verbs in the past tense and sometimes also in the past participle have a different stem vowel than in the infinitive. They also have a suffix "-En" in the Participle II:

to run,ran and ran.

Conclusion

There "to buy" and "ask" are weak verbs, there cannot be an umlaut in the 2nd and 3rd person singular.

You ask" and "he / she / it asks" as "you buy" and "he / she / it buys" there is not any, correctly is only "You ask, he asks" and "You buy, he buys".