A Special Look at haben and werden
These are two very frequently used verbs in German. When used on their own, they mean “to have” and “to become,” respectively. But they have another use: These verbs, along with sein, will be used to form the perfect tenses (which you'll learn in Chapter 15). Watch out for these two! Haben and werden are irregular in both the present and past tenses. Listen to your CD for the German pronunciation.
Table 13-11. The Past Tense of haben
Table 13-12. The Past Tense of werden