I. TheoryLike in English, German contains various ways to convey actions that occurred in the past. Das Perfekt, also known as the present perfect, is frequently used in day-to-day conversation. This tense corresponds to several past forms in English:
|Ich habe gesagt.|
I said, I did say, I was saying, I have said.
Du hast gearbeitet.
You worked, you did work, you were working, you have worked.
As you can see from the examples above, this tense can be used in various situations and carries a wider range of meaning than the various nuanced forms in English.