to have to ; must; to be obliged ; to need . (auxiliary, with an infinitive → “müssen” replaces the past participle) (do something) (to do something) (to do something)
Wir müssen es machen. — “We must do it.”
Wir müssen es nicht machen. — “We need not do it.” or “We do not need to do it.”
Ich musste es machen. — “I had to do it.”
to have to do something implied; must; to be obliged. (intransitive, with past participle “gemusst”)
Ja, ich muss. — “Yes, I must.”
Ja, ich habe gemusst. — “Yes, I had to.”
About German Verb "müssen"
The German verb müssen is one of a handfule of important verbs known as Modal verbs. Our data on the German verb müssen comes from many different sources and is verified through secondary sources like Duden. The different colors in our verb conjugation chart represent certain morphological transformations. These verb cojugations are derived algorithmically.