"German Prefix Verbs"

Learning German without prefix verbs is like drawing with only lines… pointless. Wow, that was bad. But the stuff in this category is awesome. All about prefix verbs and prefixes, what they mean, how they work and the differences between aufmachen and raufmachen and all the others…



This archive is under construction at the moment (February 2019).So it might be a bit buggy here and there. But I am working on it.

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angehen

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ankommen

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annehmen

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aufheben

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aufhören

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aufwachen

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We all know, German is full of exceptions. Today, we'll look the German word for it and learn about the prefix verb it comes from.

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die Ausnahme, ausnehmen, rausnehmen, ausnahmsweise, ausgenommen

Ausnahme, die

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A good "Ausrede" is what you need if you haven't done your homework. Today, we'll learn what it is, how it's different to Entschuldigung and some more good stuff :)

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die Ausrede, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, ausreden (lassen), sich rausreden

Ausrede, die

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ausschlafen

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aussehen

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A fun look at "brauchen" (to need), its prefix versions and how to use (or not use) "brauchen" with verbs. Also: some really cool relations to English and other languages.

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brauchen, verbrauchen, der Brauch, der Bedarf, Gebrauchsanweisung

brauchen

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bringen and its prefixes

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A fun look at the verb "deuten" and all the related words like "bedeuten" or "deutlich". And at the surprising origin of the word "deutsch" itself

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deuten

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die Stimme

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einfallen

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Enttäuschung is disappointment. Täuschung is deception. Today, we'll learn why this makes perfect sense, how to be disappointed in German and what that has to do with trading.

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die Enttäuschung, enttäuschen, tauschen, täuschen, handeln

Enttäuschung, die

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A fascinating boat ride along the stream of German Fluss-words #usefulAF. Also: surprising connections to English - I’m just saying flood, influence and flight ;)

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der Fluss, flüssig, überflüssig, der Einfluss, beeinflussen, fließen, fliegen, fliehen,

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German abgehen

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German abheben

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German abhängen

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A fun look at the German prefix verb "ablaufen" and how it connects a sink, a conference and old milk.

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ablaufen, abgelaufen, der Ablauf, der

German ablaufen

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German absehen

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German anfallen

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German anlegen

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German anmachen

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German ansprechen

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German anstehen

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German anstellen

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German auffallen

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So stuff opening up and (certain stuff) rising. Those are the two bread and butter meanings of aufgehen. But there are a few others that are also good to know. In combination with plans or tactics, aufgehen can express the idea of working out.

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German aufgehen

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German aufhalten

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German aufkommen

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German auflegen

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German aufnehmen

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German ausfallen

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German ausgeben

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German ausgehen

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Aushalten (stand, bear, deal, tolerate, put up with) is where all the huge amorphous multidimensional meaning clouds intersect.

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German aushalten

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German auskommen

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German auslegen

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German ausmachen

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Aussetzen has an eclectic set of translations: Expose, suspend, plant, criticize, maroon, skip. Placing "outside" in some way is the core idea, though.

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German aussetzen

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German ausstellen

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Eingehen - to shrink, arrive, agree, wither - it’s all over the place. Eingehen is also used for being unchallenged/bored or to go in on some sort of deal.

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German eingehen

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A quick look at the meaning of "das Einkommen" and why the verb "einkommen" absolutely doesn't mean "to come in" (and what does) :)

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das Einkommen, reinkommen

German Einkommen

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German einlegen

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German einstellen

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German Prefixes Explained be

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German Prefixes Explained um

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German Prefixes Explained ver

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German Prefixes Explained ver part 2

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German Prefixes Explained zer

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German unterstellen

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German vorschlagen

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German zufallen

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German zugeben

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German zustehen

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German übergehen

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kriegen

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lassen 2

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lenken

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lesen

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liegen

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mit

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nach

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passen

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Prefix Special haben

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Prefix Verb Explained angeben

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Prefix Verb Explained aufmachen

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raten

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"Raum" is the German brother of "room" and the nouns and verbs based on it fill up a big room. Today, we'll go in and tidy up a the chaos :)

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der Raum, Raum-, das Zimmer, räumen, aufräumen, umräumen

Raum, der

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regen

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reichen

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schieben

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schätzen

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sorgen prefixed

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A thrilling look at the meanings of ‘die Spannung’ its many related verbs and the low down on how to say ‘relaxed’ and ‘excited’ in German.Also: surprise relations to English.

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die Spannung, gespannt, spannend, die Anspannung, entspannen

Spannung, die

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steigen

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suchen prefixed

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A Taste is a key. Boring. But that's not all. Also on the menu: have a riveting look at the family, stunning relations to English and lots of new cool verbs.

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die Taste, die Tastatur, abtasten, tasten, anfassen, berühren

Taste, die

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Teil 2 teilen

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treiben

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untergehen

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versprechen

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A quick look at the meaning of "vorgehen" and why it has the three meanings it has.

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vorgehen, der Vorgang, das Vorgehen, hervorgehen aus

vorgehen

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vorkommen

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vorstellen

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warten prefixed

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weich

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werben

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ziehen

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zunehmen

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A fun look at the meaning of the super common German word "überlegen" and how to use it. With loads of every day examples.

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überlegen