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Fahren und fliegen

The word fahren means to go or to travel (by car, train, boat), but if you were talking about a journey by plane, you would use the verb fliegen (to fly).

You know from Week 1 that fahren is one of a number of verbs that are slightly irregular because there is a vowel change in the second and third person singular. Here is a reminder:

Singular Plural
ich fahre wir fahren
du fährst ihr fahrt
er/sie/es fährt sie fahren / Sie fahren

Fliegen is entirely regular.

Singular Plural
ich fliege wir fliegen
du fliegst ihr fliegt
er/sie/es fliegt sie fliegen / Sie fliegen

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