In German, the imperative mood can be used to give an order, formulate a request or give advice. It is used with the second person singular, the first person plural, the second person plural and the third person plural (the polite form): du, wir, ihr and Sie.
The use of the German imperative is very frequent and does not represent any lack of politeness or aggressiveness. It is necessary to be familiar with the rules in order to form the German imperative correctly.
In the second person singular the personal pronoun du must be omitted and the ending -en of the verb in the infinitive must be removed to form the imperative. In formal language it is possible to maintain an -e at the end of the verb.
Example: Spiel ! (spielen = to play)
In the first person plural, the personal pronoun wir is not omitted and the verb is formed as an infinitive.
Example: Spielen wir ! (spielen = to play)
In the second person plural, the personal pronoun ihr is omitted for the imperative mood. The verb is conjugated as in the present tense.
Example: spielt ! (spielen = to play)
In the third person plural, the personal pronoun Sie is not omitted and the verb takes the form of the infinitive.
Example: Spielen Sie ! (spielen = to play)
To check the conjugation of certain verbs in German, you can use the German Verb Conjugator.