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Als Wenn Wann

All three words correspond to when and act as subordinating conjunctions (therefore, the conjugated verb goes to the end of the sentence.)  Als is used in past time contexts for a single event, wenn is used to meanwhenever or if, as well as in future time, and wann is an adverb of time or a question word and can be used in declarative sentences.

Als ich ihn fand...
When I found him.. (followed by simple past tense)

Wenn er kommt...
Whenever he comes...
If he comes...
When he comes... (followed by future tense)

Ich weiß nicht, wann er kommt.
I don't know when (or at what time) he's coming.

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