to be (with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative)
Das ist schön.
That is beautiful.
Das ist ein Auto.
That is a car.
to feel (with a predicate adjective and an indirect object) (to experience a certain condition) (Literally: To me is cold. etc.)
Mir ist kalt. Mir ist übel. Mir ist schwindelig. Mir ist wohl.
I feel cold. I feel sick. I feel dizzy. I feel well. (Literally: To me is cold. etc.)
forms the present perfect and past perfect tense of certain intransitive verbs(auxiliary)
Er ist alt geworden.
He has become old.
to exist; there be; to be alive (intransitive) (A common proverb)
Was nicht ist, kann noch werden.(A common proverb)
That which does not exist now, may come into existence.
Wenn ich nicht mehr bin, erbst du das Haus.
When I am no more, you'll inherit the house.
to have the next turn (intransitive, colloquial) (in a game, in a queue, etc.)
Du bist. — “It’s your turn.”
Du bist nach mir. — “Your turn is after mine.”
to be "it"; to be the tagger in a game of tag (intransitive, childish) (Emphasis on du)
Du bist!(Emphasis on du) – You're it!
Ich bin nicht mehr. – I'm not it anymore.
About German Verb "sein"
The German verb sein is one of the most important verbs in German. The verb sein is used to conjugate certain verbs in the Compound Past Tense.
Our data on the German verb sein comes from Wiktionary 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.