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    Cool verb sein

    hi.we are about subject in kurs on Perfekt.haben and sein are important.haben use with a lot of verb.but i want to find who verbs use with sein.if you help to me i will be happy so much.and im sorry for my bad english.

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    let me try to give you some examples:

    You use 'sein' in perfect when something happens for a limited time or if there is a change of condition or location. (I hope you can understand the Turkish things, I'm not so good in Turkish yet )

    Like: Ich bin eingeschlafen - Uykuya daldım - is a change of condition.

    or: Die Blume ist jetzt verblüht. - Çiçek soldu şimdi - is a change of condition too

    or: Ich bin gestern in Istanbul angekommen - Dün Istanbul'a geldim - is a change of location

    I can't really give you a list of verbs that work with 'sein' because there isn't such a thing. Maybe the change of condition/location thing can be helpful. German grammar is unfortunately much more difficult than Turkish grammar and it never follows any rules, which makes it much harder to explain..

    Kolay gelsin
    We are Brothers
    of the North
    who are sharing the All-Father's Blood

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    In the present tense sein is used like to be is used in English.

    sein - to be:

    Ich bin ein Lehrer (I am a teacher)

    Du bist gesund (You are healthy)

    Er/Sie/Es ist klein (He/She/It is small)

    Wir sind in Afrika (We are in Africa)

    Ihr seid dumm (They are dumb)

    Sie sind .... (They are .... )

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    As I learnt it, all the verbs that indicate movement need 'sein' in Perfekt:

    -Ich bin zur Schule gegangen.
    -Er ist mit dem Auto gefahren.
    -Der Zug ist angekommen.

    We use 'sein' also for verbs that indicate change in the subject himself:

    -Meine Oma ist gestorben.
    -Wir sind in München aufgewachsen.
    -Ich bin in Mexiko geboren.

    And some verbs that also need 'sein' are: bleiben, werden, passieren.

    -Die Kinder sind bei ihrer Tante geblieben.
    -Sie ist 50 Jahre alt geworden.
    -Was ist hier passiert?

    I hope it helps
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    friends,thank you .they are the best examples for me. ))

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