6 times in GermanAccording to the written rules of German grammar, there are 6 times in German: Präsens (present), Präteritum (a past tense form that is rarely used in Austria), Perfekt (a past tense form), Plusquamperfekt, Futur I (future tense) and Futur II (a form of future tense, which is almost never used in all countries and lands). The Austrians say that this is not the correct classification, because they have two more temporary forms: Doppeltes Perfekt (double perfect) and Doppeltes Plusquamperfekt (double pluperfect).Ich ging (Präteritum)
Ich bin gegangen (Perfekt)
Ich war gegangen (Plusquamperfekt)
Ich bin gegangen gewesen (doppeltes perfekt)
Ich war gegangen gewesen (doppeltes Plusquamperfekt)
What is the difference between a double perfect and pluperfect from the usual? They emphasize and strengthen the habitual form of the past tense. Emphasis on the completion of actions in the present tense.
Such temporary forms should be used carefully.
Thus, if you suddenly hear / see something like this, you will know what it is.