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How do I say: I no longer play football. (Whats the easiest way to say it?)
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Tadee profile picture Tadee2 weeks ago
I am complete beginner at German, I am writing an informal letter and I don't know how to use past tense. Should I rather stick to present tense somehow?
  • Bennoni profile picture Bennoni2 days ago
    Yeah thats maybe a good idea then. For the football example you should use present tense, because you are still not playing, it does affect the present. See my 3 examples above, only the one in the middle is in past, i would choose the first one as it is the most used by far. The normal past tense is quite easy, for example ich spiele becomes ich spielTE, ich will - ich wollte, ich mache - ich machte, sie macht - sie machte. But there are lots of irregular ones too on the other hand. Like ich komme - ich kam, ich weiß - ich wusste
  • Duc_ profile picture Duc_3 days ago
    Then it should be otherwise quite clear that your letter describes the past: "Yesterday: I am going along the street" -> Gestern: Ich gehe die Straße entlang." Oh, pardon. They killed nearly the ß. Its now "Strasse", god knows, why.
Aleks01 profile picture Aleks013 days ago

Ich spiele Fußball nicht mehr. 

  • Bennoni profile picture Bennoni3 days ago
    Ich spiele nicht mehr Fußball
    Ich habe aufgehört Fußball zu spielen
    Ich spiele kein Fußball mehr