Present perfect tense
- In German, present perfect is used for completed actions.
- In English, present perfect can be used for actions that began in the past and continue up to and including the present moment.
- Uses “to have” + participle (-ed)
Past Present perfect Present
I wrote 20 years ago. I have written for over 20 years. I write today.
Ich lebe seit Jahren in München. I have lived in Munich for years.
Sie arbeitet seit 12 Jahren bei BART. She has worked at BART for 12 years.