should; to be obligated ; ought; shall (auxiliary) (to do something)
Ich soll das machen. — “I should do that.”
Ich sollte das nicht tun. — “I should not do it.”
to be recommended ; to be asked (auxiliary) (to do something) (to do something)
to be intended ; to be meant (auxiliary) (to do something) (to be something)
to be said ; reportedly; they say that; I hear that; so they say; rumor has it; supposedly. (auxiliary) (to do something)
Es soll da viele Leute geben. — “They say that there are many people there.”
would;indicates that the subordinate clause indicates something that would happen in the past but after the time frame of the main clause (auxiliary, in a subordinate clause in the simple past tense)
should;indicates that the subordinate clause indicates a hypothetical and unlikely condition for the main clause (auxiliary, in a subordinate clause in the subjunctive)
About German Verb "sollen"
The German verb sollen is one of a handfule of important verbs known as Modal verbs. Our data on the German verb sollen 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.