Verbs with separable

Verbs can have various prefixes

Note that many verbs in German can exist with various prefixes, such as the verb arbeiten: aufarbeiten (sep.) to do up, to reappraise (the past) ausarbeiten (sep.) to work out bearbeiten (insep.) to deal with, to revise einarbeiten (sep.) to get used to the work, to train erarbeiten (insep.) to work for, to acquire mitarbeiten (sep.) to cooperate überarbeiten (insep.) to rework, to overwork umarbe... »

Verbs with inseparable prefixes

List of commonly used inseparable prefixes There are also a number of prefixes which never detach themselves from the main verb. They include: be- besuchen to visit emp- empfinden to feel ent- entleeren to empty er- erzählen to tell (a story) ge- gehören to belong miss- missachten to disregard ver- verlieren to lose zer- zerstören to destroy Here are some of them in use: Sie besuchen ihre Eltern f... »

Separable verbs do not always split up

Separable verbs can – as the name indicates – split into two parts. However, they also appear as one word in certain constructions. When to separate A separable verb splits when it is the only verb in a main clause. This applies to the following structures. Note that the prefix appears in the final position: present tense Er ruft seine Freundin um 8 Uhr an. He calls his girlfriend at 8 o’clock. si... »

Separable verbs

List of commonly used separable prefixes Separable verbs are used frequently in German. Here is a list of common prefixes together with one possible combination as an example: ab– abfahren to depart (by vehicle) an– anrufen to telephone auf– aufmachen to open aus– ausgehen to go out bei– beitreten to join (an organisation) ein– einkaufen to shop fest– fest... »

Different types of prefixes

Many verbs in German consist of a main verb and a prefix: ankommen ‘to arrive’, verkaufen ‘to sell’, übersetzen ‘to translate’/‘to ferry over’.There are three different types of prefixes in German: • separable prefixes which – as the name suggests – can exist separately from the main verb; • inseparable prefixes which are fixed to the verb; • variable prefixes which can either be separable or inse... »