Verben mit Präfix

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Today’s topic: ,,Verben mit Präfix

There are 2 different kinds of prefixes in German: ,,trennbar” or ,,nicht trennbar“. The first one is weakly linked to the basic verbs (the fragile connection will break after you conjugate it)  and the second one is strongly linked.

As a general rule, whenever a verb consists of more than one part, the first part (the conjugated part) has to be at position 2 of the sentence while ALL the leftovers are at the end. So, remember about that when you are using a weakly linked verb.

Nicht trennbare Verben

All vebs with the following prefix are strongly linked: be-, ent-, ge-, ver-, emp-, er-, miss-, zer-.

beginnen (to begin) ⇨ ich beginne

bezahlen (to pay) ⇨ ich bezahle

erhalten (to obtain) ⇨ ich erhalte

erwarten (to expect)  ich erwarte

vereinbaren (to set up) ⇨ ich vereibare

Trennbare oder nicht trennbare Verben

All vebs with the following prefix can either strongly or weakly linked be: durch-um-wider-über-unter-, wieder.

wiederkommen (to return) ⇨ ich komme wieder

wiederholen (to repeat) ⇨ ich wiederhole

Trennbare Verben

Verbs with all other prefixes are weakly linked.

aufstehen (to get up) ⇨ ich stehe auf

einkaufen (to buy)  ich kaufe ein

fernsehen (to watch TV)  ich sehe fern

anfangen (to get started) ⇨ ich fange an

ausschalten (to switch off) ⇨ ich schalte aus


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